Former U.S. Air Force Officer Says Adult Film Industry Is The ‘Only Career That Empowers Women’

A former U.S. Air Force member turned adult film star says her new career is the only one out there that truly empowers women. Alexis Fawx is thrilled with her career change and has nothing but positive things to say about the way it has affected her life. Talking to UNILAD, she explained why she’s so enthusiastic about the industry.

  1. The adult film industry gives her time and space to have a better life. While many careers require long hours and are extremely stressful, that’s not so for Alexis Fawx. In fact, she uses her plentiful spare time to indulge in self-care. She tells the site that she’s “very big on nature” and spends a lot of time in her meditation room and working to find a “work life balance.”
  2. Having control over her day-to-day schedule is extremely empowering for Alexis. Whereas most people in the working world are desperate to go n their yearly holiday to get away from it all, she never needs to. “I’ve set up a life I don’t need a vacation from. It’s so important. My favourite thing about the industry is I have control over my own time,” she explained.
  3. It helps that she also makes a whole lot of money doing it. Alexis has managed to master social media so that it makes her money even when she’s not actively working on it. “While I’m sleeping, people are buying my media on OnlyFans, or my coffee or NFTs,” she said. “Social media has helped me set up these businesses so I’m continuously successful.”
  4. Getting involved in the industry was a natural step. While she was working a standard 40-hour per week job in Miami previously, she decided to take a step out of her comfort zone and answer a Craigslist ad to be an extra in an adult movie. She said since she’s always watched videos like that, she didn’t see it as a “big deal.” She did so well as an extra that she soon became the star. “I really take everything in strides and say yes to opportunities. I guess it’s part of the risk of growing, evolving and really developing your character,” she explained.
  5. Alexis Fawx believes it’s the “only career out there which empowers women.” Despite the accusations of abuse and lack of regulation in the industry, she says that happens in all career fields and this one is no different. However, she admits it’s not for everyone. “Maybe because I’d been in the air force, I already had a thicker skin, but it’s an adult business and I think it’s important to evaluate where you are in your life, especially if you’re very young,” she said. “What you do on the internet, stays on the internet. Even if it gets taken down. Unless you’re 100 percent a yes, consider it a no, because that one percent may trigger you one day and you may have a mental breakdown, so why even play with it?”

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill