But having someone else warm up my partner, like the way a comic would warm up the audience before the taping of a TV show? Other actors echo Tate's experiences. Adult film is a breeding ground for misinformation and half-truths. Depending on the person asked, they could be an antiquated role of the past or a still-active MVP. She added that that she wasn't aware of fluffers that exist for women, just men — an indication that if the role does exist, it prescribes to the same patterns of patriarchy that permeate in the industry already.
Are fluffers real? Porn actors weigh in on whether the job actually exists
Porn actors weigh in on whether the job actually exists.
These days, Gross says, fluffers are still seen in porn — but only as actors playing roles in films, no different from someone portraying a taxi driver or a teacher. I have never had this happen or known of this to happen. Other industry professionals agree that role of the fluffer did exist but, for the most part, in a different era of adult film. But that fantasy aside, there might never be an actual consensus on fluffers in the adult film industry.