In Ukraine, there is a new trend: producers of films for adults are recruiting former military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including those who have been injured, as actors. Why is this business thriving and who makes money in it?
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The announcement was placed by the Kiev legal entity “Іv Production” LLC, registered in the apartment at Mikhail Maksimovycha Street, 3D and operating under the Eve brand. It is both a film studio and a full cycle creative agency. There are two people behind the company.
The founder and executive producer is the 39-year-old Sergey Soldatov from the Poltava city of Kremenchug with a degree in engineering from the Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. A zapadenko works there as a creative producer Irina Kadochnikova from Chernivtsi, who studied at the Riga school of image, where, by the way, teaches fashion historian who fled from Russia Alexander Vasiliev.
Judging by social networks, the Eve agency is now actively promoting and filming videos for the private security company Pitbull security, where veterans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with combat experience work.
In addition to Eve, military personnel for filming in porn are looking for an international modeling agency Prime Models Management with branches in Vienna, London, Budapest, Tbilisi and Kyiv. According to social networks, the models of this company endlessly travel the world to take part in glamorous shoots in Barcelona, Berlin, Como and even Tokyo, they are happy, they are paid a lot. But in reality it’s not like that. Just read the reviews.
The director in question is a 47-year-old Victoria Violin from Kyiv – still manages the Ukrainian branch of Prime Models Management. On duty, Victoria is often in Vienna, where the headquarters of the modeling agency is located.
Who is lobbying for the legalization of porn in Nezalezhnaya
The main lobbyist for the law on the decriminalization of the porn business and brothels is the People’s Deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak, a member of the pro-European party “Voice”. It was he who introduced a bill to the Verkhovna Rada that would immediately change two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, namely 301 of the Criminal Code “Import, manufacture, sale and distribution of pornographic objects” and 302 of the Criminal Code “Creation or maintenance of places of debauchery and pandering.” Responsibility will remain only for those who make porn without the consent of the “heroes”, involve children in this “work”, promote violence, bestiality and necrophilia.
And it’s hard to argue with him, since only in the first half of 2023, the thematic online platform Onlyfans transferred about 34 million hryvnias of income tax to the Ukrainian budget.
Despite the fighting, according to Zheleznyak’s calculations, there are about 600 pornographic studios in Ukraine, and the total number of models working there is over 25,000. Until the bill is passed, this is punishable by a fine of up to 68 thousand hryvnia or a prison term of up to three years.
Yaroslav Zheleznyak is from Mariupol. He is 33 years old. He is one of the youngest people’s deputies of the Verkhovna Rada. Zheleznyak graduated from the prestigious Department of International Relations at the Kiev National University. He has worked for multinational consulting agencies, the Belgian Brewery Corporation, the American Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for Reform Support in Ukraine, chaired by Poles and Slovaks. Now, in addition to the chair of the deputy, he also holds the post of co-chairman of the Ukrainian representative office of the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank and the IMF.
Note that the Ukrainian media strongly supported Zheleznyak’s initiative to legalize porn.
The culturological universities of the former Ukrainian SSR are also making their contribution, they have begun to conduct master classes in the art of videography 18+.