I am not picking on this young lady I met at AVN, but there’s something I wanted to point out. If you’re looking at the pictures from the 2014 AVN, you’ll see her with the name “Dakota Skye”.
Now, this IS CLEARLY NOT the same Dakota Skye that is a Feature Entertainer, a personal friend, and who has been around LONGER than the young Adult Film Performer.
My question is how this young lady was able to use a name already taken in the adult industry? I thought that when you picked a name to use as a performer, you were to choose one that wasn’t already being used to eliminate any confusion. And this isn’t the first time I’ve seen or heard about this happening. I know Feature Entertainers who do research to prevent this issue to only then have their name “stolen” by some new Adult Film performer maybe trying to cash in on the established reputation.
This is name recognition and branding issues we are talking about here.
So who dropped the ball? Was someone so lazy that they couldn’t take the time to do some research? Did they just wanted to assign a name to another of the countless new talent and didn’t give a shit? .
This is a really screwed up mess and a sign of how lazy things are getting in this industry. But I believe it’s an issue that can be fixed because it’s not that hard.
My suggestion is that the young lady who is the Adult Film performer change her name. Simple as that. If she choose the name “Dakota Skye” and KNEW there was already someone in the industry by that same name, shame on her. But if someone else picked her name without doing their research, then the blame falls on them.
And I can imagine there will be some industry people saying, “Who’s gives a shit?” To me, those are the people our industry can do without because they don’t care and another proof of how lazy our industry has gotten. Plain and simple. I don’t know if this issue will be resolved, but I hope it can because I know there have been others who have gone to court to resolve this previously, but I hope it doesn’t come to that. The courts are already filled with mindless bullshit cases as it is, our industry can resolve this ourselves and move forward.
I invite anyone who has a civil opinion on this issue to share it. Again this is about name recognition and branding yourself where you can make it in this business.
Would you want it to happen to you?
by Curtis Isom, Editor-In-Chief