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Nov 5, 2003 12:00 AM PST    Text size: 
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – If you have what it takes to be a porn star, then you missed the boat. Or at least this time around, say producers from New York-based Silhouette Productions. You also missed a chance to win a $100,000 grand prize.

Silhouette began shooting a new pay-per-view reality series this week titled "Can You Be A Porn Star?" The series will be hosted by adult video stars Tabitha Stevens, Mary Carey, and Ginger Lynn, and will be presented in the same reality-television format as its predecessors "Temptation Island" and "Paradise Hotel," which scored huge ratings from viewers.

"'Can You Be A Porn Star?' simply codifies the increasingly mainstream acceptance of adult entertainment," said the show's producer Harry Feingold.

According to Feingold, the show is a first-ever, pure-play porn reality television show, and the nationwide response from women interested in careers in adult entertainment was huge.

The new show follows closely on the heels of a similar concept being marketed by Warner Brothers (The WB) called "Surreal Life 2," which matches porn star Ron Jeremy with Tammy Faye Messner, former wife of televangelist wife Jim Bakker, for a two-week stay in a Hollywood Hills mansion.

The storyline behind "Can You Be A Porn Star?" gradually blends 28 finalists in a Los Angeles house. In each of the seven, one-hour episodes, four wannabe porn starlets arrive for a rigorous professional evaluation that includes photo shoots, interviews, and many plot twists.

Each of the women is judged continuously by a panel of adult entertainment notables, and over time, the girls that don't make the porn grade are voted out of the house, while others are invited to stay.

Sound familiar?

To assist in the elimination process, an interactive viewer voting system will help the judges narrow the contestants down to eight girls, and then to the porn star of choice, who will receive a $100,000 grand prize and a one-year contract with an adult video distributor.

According to the show's producers, qualified contestants were drawn from thousands of submissions and live auditions held nationwide in cities like New York, Washington, DC, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle

The first show will be aired on Jan. 8 by iN DEMAND Networks, Silhouette Productions announced.

From the show's official website (www.canyoubeapornstar.com), viewers can access audition tapes and behind-the-scenes footage on the 28 porn contestants and pick their favorites.

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