A Siren (in Greek Sirina written Σειρήνα) is a dangerous mermaid-like creature, portrayed as a seductress who, in mythology, lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.
Here’s one of those small news items that gives you an idea of how the crisis is making our society shipwrecking on the rocky coast of the troika’s island. Yesterday’s Eleftheros Tipos newspaper published a story according to which there is an increase of people applying for a job with Greek porn industry leader Sirina Productions (owned by Dimitris Sirinakis).
During the past year, around 2.500 CVs have been sent to the company by candidates who wish to participate in their movies, due to the crisis. They are people who have been unemployed for a long period of time and among them one can find public servants, students and even people who have created their own families.
According to the company, most of the applicants explain in the application form that the reason they applied for the job is their great need for cash. A representative for Sirina Productions told Eleftheros Typos that about 80%-90% of the applicants are now Greek while, before 2010, the majority were foreigners.
For those interested, the newspaper went as far as to give its readers an idea of how much money a porn star with Sirina Productions could earn. Salaries begin from 1.000 euros per scene and can reach 3.000-4.000 euros if the protagonist is a well-known person. The producers also explained that they usually conduct an oral interview with the candidates and they later check their anatomical characteristics. If the applicant passes these two steps they proceed to medical exams in order to verify that they are absolutely healthy.