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Larry Flynt's advice for aspiring porn stars

Flint sums it up in just three words

The 70-year-old publisher of Hustler has choice words for those considering a career in porn. And this guy's seen a lot of porn, so we'd listen to him.

Larry Flynt at a book reading

Larry Flynt has been publishing Hustler magazine and running strip clubs since the 1970s, so he knows from nekkid ladies. He has some advice for those who'd like to break into the world of sex-on-film: Don't do it.

"I wouldn’t advise them to do it," Flynt told The Hollywood Reporter.

Odd advice from someone who's made a living from porn, no?

Flynt distinguishes between dirty magazines and hardcore films, though.

"Most of the girls that pose for the magazine aren’t doing it for the money; they’ve got great bodies, and they’re doing it for posterity’s sake," he said. "But where the money is to be made is if they move into films, and I wouldn’t advise that."

Why? It'll ruin your life.

"You get used up very quickly: Within three or four months, the average girl will just get used up," said Flynt. "It just takes your soul, you know? It just takes your soul."

But hey, James Deen appears to be doing okay, right?

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Flynt also advised porn actors to be professional ("Show up on time"), to learn how to work with the press, and to stay away from agents. "For people who are in legitimate acting careers, agents are good. They can help people. But if you’re in adult, and you’re interested in being in the business, the agencies tend to use you.

"If you don’t really enjoy sex and don’t really want to be on camera doing it, it’s not for you," he continued.

Pretty clear-headed advice from a dude who rolls around in a gold-plated wheelchair.

Flynt's interesting life was immortalized in the 1996 movie The People vs. Larry Flynt. Flynt was played by Woody Harrelson.

He has been paralyzed from the waist down since 1978 when he was shot by deranged a man who says he was infuriated by an interracial photo spread in Hustler.

Image courtesy Johnny Louis/WENN.com
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