Taiwan’s Got Porn Talent, Maybe

A 26-year-old Taiwanese man known as Mr. Lee has won an AV actor talent search in Japan with fuutube.tv, according to an interview with Apple Daily. The competition among six Taiwanese men gave Mr. Lee the right to kiss a Japanese porn star–and the potential to star in future films.

Mr. Lee had to borrow money from a friend to purchase a one-way ticket to Japan–he didn’t have enough for a return flight. He arrived at the audition three hours late, but was still accepted. He had hoped that he’d find some meaning in his life through the competition, but claims to have not discovered much. He did, however, get to kiss a woman for the first time and ¥10,000.

He’s undecided as to whether he will pursue the AV acting career. He said that he was surprised to see the AV actress walking around the set kissing the staff. He was also disappointed to see so many fat people and smokers while filming the show.

Episodes of “TAIWAN’s GOT AV男優 選秀,” which does not actually show anything other than people talking in Japanese with Chinese subtitles, are available on YouTube. Episode #5, which was mentioned in the Apple Daily article, has been removed from YouTube for violating its terms of service.

Japan is facing a shortage of male AV actors. According to AsiaOne, there are 70 male actors for 10,000 females in Japan’s US$20 billion porn industry. Japan’s 35-year-old “King of Adult Video Actors,” Shimiken, refers to male AV actors as “an endangered species.”

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