The recent decision of "Octomom" Nadya Suleman to release a solo sex video has aroused heated opinions from people who say her debut in adult films is a sign that she's not a good mother.
Surprisingly, some of the criticism comes from Suleman's new colleagues in the world of pornography. Actress Amber Peach thinks Suleman was a bad mother before she decided to undress for her film, "Octomom: Home Alone."
"This is a woman who had children she knew she couldn't take care of, not by accidentally getting pregnant. but on purpose, and people's issue is that she did a porn," Peach said incredulously to The Huffington Post. "There are many porn people who are also great parents. People are acting like her doing porn is what makes her a bad parent, saying things like, 'What are your kids going to think of you when they get older and find out?'
"My question is, 'What are those kids going to think of her when they get old enough to realize she had them with no way to take care of them either because she hoped to get a reality show or because she's...crazy, or both?'"
Suleman is the mother of 14 children. She underwent in vitro fertilization to give birth to octuplets in 2009.
Besides ridiculing Suleman's parenting abilities, Peach said she didn't exhibit much on-screen talent.
"The whole video from a porn standpoint just looks awkward and uncomfortable," Peach said. "And don't get me started on the part where she's lying naked in a pile of baby clothes, that's just disturbing."
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Suleman told HuffPost last week that she shot the X-rated video, because she'd run into financial hardship. Another performer said that's the wrong reason to enter the industry, because it will lead to regret.
"For years, studios have been trying to get her to take her clothes off, and, for years, she turned them down," said Paige Little, an actress in so-called homemade movies. "It was only after she filed for bankruptcy that she said yes. What changed her mind? It had to be the money. Money should never be the main factor for getting into this business.
"Getting into porn is a life-changing experience," said Little, who claims she got into the business because she enjoys having sex on camera. "Once you start, you will live with that stigma for the rest of your life. Eventually the job offers and money will not be there. You will be left with needing to justify to yourself why you chose that path and be able to live with it. The porn industry is littered with the shattered lives of those who could not."
Aurora Snow, who's been inducted into both he X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame and the Adult Video News Hall of Fame, offered some friendly advice to newcomers like Suleman.
"You only get one body," she warned. "Don't destroy it for a short term profit. Make the most of your porn career and have fun with it. But remember everything you do will be out there in the world forever, so make choices you are happy with short and long term."
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