Casting starts next week for a three-week Pharaonic-themed production in the Los Angeles, California in June.
With all the fuss surrounding a potential all-Middle Eastern cast for Disney's upcoming Aladdin remake, another casting call was posted on Egypt's Craigslist, which was similarly intriguing. "Egyptian men and women aged 18-28 wanted for auditions in Hurghada for an upcoming series of Pharaonic-themed adult films. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles, California for a period of three weeks in June. Successful applicants will have their flights, accommodation, and visa applications handled by our LA office. Egyptian nationals are encouraged to apply by sending their full-length body shots," read the public announcement, which, as we found out upon responding, was posted by US-based adult studio Pornfidelity - famous for it's Middle East-Themed productions. We immediately reached out to the studio whose Arab-American Head of Production Fares Mokhtar confirmed the news and expressed his excitement and enthusiasm about the project and how it could possibly contribute to an awakening of an Egyptian porn industry, which is already showing huge potential. According to Mokhtar, the number of amateur porn videos and live webcam broadcasts from Egypt - now one of the world's biggest porn-consuming markets in the world, has been rapidly increasing in recent years. "Our team has acquired all the travel permits to Egypt, and we will start receiving applicants once we're done settling in the audition studios in Hurghada next week in time for the auditions," says Mokhtar who just landed in Cairo two days ago, on his way to Hurghada to supervise the set-building process. "We haven't faced any obstacles so far and we are confident it will continue this way."
When asked about his concerns about potential public backlash, Mokhtar said, "we understand the sensitivity around adult entertainment and that's why we decided to work in a private villa and then film back home in Los Angeles. We are not going to shove it in people's faces. That's what people have to keep in mind."
We are going to follow up with Mokhtar over the next few days. Meanwhile, if you spend your nights watching pornography or dream of being on display yourself, you might as well make a few thousand dollars doing just that by applying here.