Lately, I've been thinking a lot about monetization models for my work. I know I've done this before (with varying degrees of success), but from time to time, I get it into my head that it would be nice to be able to make a living doing what I like to do (writing these sorts of stories). And please don't think this is going to be me begging for money again; it's not. If you want to donate, please do so, but this isn't another plea for financial assistance. What it is, however, is the discussion of an idea (which I hope will garner at least some level of participation).
So without further ado, here's the idea:
I don't watch that much porn, but like a lot of you, I do partake of my fair share. I know I'm not alone, because the porn industry is easily the most monetarily successful branch of the entire entertainment business. So clearly, they're doing something right. The problem, as I see it, is that none of said porn seems to be built specifically for people like us - fans of story-based transgender porn.
Look - I know it's practically a running joke, putting story into pornography. I get that. But why can't we demand something a little more than a scene of two people fucking? Give us a little backstory. Show us a bit of motivation. Sure, it's hot that that woman's being led around on a leash (for example), but who is she? How does that humiliation affect her life? Just a bit of history would give the scenes so much more depth. The same can be applied to our preferred brand of smut.
If you want to see what I'm talking about, compare my captions to the ones you see on Tumblr. A sexy picture with a few words on it - that's the extent of their "story".
So this is what, in a perfect world, I'd like to do: create (my brand) of porn for the story-minded person. Of course, it would focus on TG elements - forced feminization, gender role reversal, etc. - and I would strive for a similar level of quality (and length) achieved by the producers of the "Blacked" series of videos.
I know that's a tall order, and I have absolutely no idea how to do it. I don't have the money to start anything like that up, and I'd be lying if I said I knew how to make something like that happen. So any suggestions would be extremely helpful.
I have considered creating a Kickstarter for a fledgling production company, but I don't even know if that's something they'd allow. Anyway - let me know what you guys think.