by Rich Moreland, March 2019
Photos are by Kevin Sayers.
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Everyone is Welcome
Kelley Cabbana is an established cammer who is breaking into shooting scenes.
Her content is exclusive to her website Kelleycabbana.com and will include more “girl-girl stuff” this coming year.
I ask about the changes Kelley has seen in camming since her start several years ago.
“What I find really awesome about the webcamming industry is [the] many different fetishes and different girls [available to fans]. It’s a variety. It’s like going to a buffet, you can have so much.”
Kelley continues. “More and more girls are coming on board because they feel confident” because their body type, shape or size doesn’t matter. Everyone is welcome because there are so many needs that are met with that variety. It’s awesome.”
The Florida native has also witnessed changes in the fans.
“They feel more comfortable coming forward saying ‘Hey, I like this and I like that.’”
Taboos are stepping aside because fetishes are “more accepted,” Kelley says.
What has caused this change?
According to Kelley, it’s all about technology.
“Social media has allowed us to open up a whole new avenue of communication,” she states, “and we have become more comfortable with [it].”
From what Kelley says, I suggest that camming may be one of the blessings of social media.
She brightens. “It absolutely is. I agree with that!”
With a new way of looking at social media under our belts, I offer up a few points about camming Kelley has made in the past: be comfortable in front of the camera, be consistent with your schedule, and talk creatively.
Though she feels at home with those things, that can’t be said of every cam girl, the former glamour model asserts. The disconnect some girls feel because they can’t physically see the fans is an issue.
“Unless they [fans] turn that camera on [from their end], you’re reading a script of what they’re asking you. That can be a barrier,” Kelley says.
She loves “cam-to-cam” because she “gets to know [the fans] on a more personal level.”
In other words, “you’re my client, turn the cam on so you and I can have a one-on-one experience,” Kelley explains.
The downside is evident. If fans don’t let you into their environment, she says, “you still have to be able to perform for them. So that’s the hardest [thing to do].”
I mention cam girls using their online popularity as a portal to enter the studio-driven porn business. Does Kelley agree? And can it work in the reverse with established porn girls setting up their camming sites?
She’s okay with both propositions.
“The industry is changing,” Kelley says, but “there will always be this awesome video production” because there are people who “enjoy the fantasy of the film.”
“But there is something to be said for being able to sign in online and sit and talk either with a performer that you’re connected with or a porn star [who] also gets on cam for her fans.
“Gone are the days that you couldn’t reach the industry on a very personal level.”
Again, Kelley emphasizes that interacting with a model one-on-one “surpasses” anything traditional porn can offer because “it’s very personal.”
No Amateurs Here
How would Kelley define today’s porn girl?
There are “two different types of performers,” Kelley replies. The cam girl “is due her respect for getting on cam and sitting there possibly for hours, delivering her services to her fans. The porn model is still due her respect. She gets on the set, she performs. She is a professional in her field. But is it fair to say that one is more professional than the other? Absolutely not. Each one deserves fairness in their field.”
Can we conclude that the cam girl is not an amateur when it comes to performing?
“She is not an amateur. She learns quite quickly how she needs to change her clothes,” Kelley says. (That’s camspeak for altering her presentation on a moment’s notice.)
In other words, “to make her money” a cam girl learns to switch scenes quickly according to the wishes of her customers, Kelley explains.
What’s more, Kelley believes cammers establish their own market because “they’re fulfilling the needs of the clients and the clients are realizing that whatever fetishes they can put out there, you’re gonna find that girl to fulfill your fantasy on a very personal level.”
That brings me to the quality of cam shoots versus studio productions. Is that important in today’s market?
Not really, Kelley says, and reassures us that there will always be a market for Greg Lansky’s stuff and Jules Jordan’s videos. “It’s great to watch porn videos for fantasy and they’re beautiful productions.”
Though cam girls will never reach that level of filmmaking, she adds, the porn fan still gets “the best of both worlds” because cammers “deliver to their fans what they want to see.”
Kelley emphasizes what is important about camming as opposed to traditional porn. It’s personal.
“You get to interact with a real girl who’s loving sex and enjoying what she’s doing online.”
In other words, Kelley proclaims, “I think there’s a market for both.”
However, I point out that cammers have to do it all themselves. Be producer, editor, and performer.
Kelly agrees. “Cam girls work hard for what they do. You have to promote yourself.”
And, that is no easy task.
“I feel like I’m self-made,” she interjects. “I haven’t worked for any large company. But yet I’ve had numerous nominations. I’m so grateful because in an industry flooded with girls, to be nominated for a category is very humbling and I’m very grateful.”
When I bring up my three-legged stool question, Kelley responds with a huge positive because in her view, camming is that fourth leg.
“Even though you’re a porn star, your fans would love the idea that they could spend one hour to see you on cam. If you can invest that small amount of time, fans would highly appreciate it.”
“In this industry you have to do so many elements to make your money now. I’ve talked to girls who were in the porn industry years ago. [They] said all you had to do was shoot and dance and you were good to go. It seems like now you have many channels that you have to work.
“I’m sure the [porn] girls feel the pressure and I’ll see where they spend an hour or two on cam. I think that’s awesome because it allows their fans to connect with them.”
Is that the future of porn? Perhaps, but for now . . .
“It’s really cool to see how this industry is changing,” Kelley Cabbana says with a smile.