I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I assure you it’s only because I’ve been super busy getting things prepared for today! Today is the OFFICIAL launch of my website! http://www.CharleeChaseLive.com
I am now an official member of the VNA (Vette Nation Army) – which I fully believe is the BEST network of porn sites anywhere on the web! Not only do you get me, but you get the one and only Vicky Vette, Bobbi Eden, Sunny Lane, Sara Jay, Shanda Fay, Francesca Le’, Carmen Valentina and last but not least, Deauxma! (And there will soon be a couple more additions as well!) AND, as a thank you, anyone who joins my site will receive a FREE signed 8×10 from me! Just send me an email after you join with your subscription number and your name & address you want me to mail it to! It’s that easy!
Now for those who have been following my adventures on twitter amongst other places (http://www.twitter.com/charlee_chase) , you may already know that I was forcefully removed from a flight (layover) in Charlotte, NC Sunday on my way home from a family vacation to Maryland. Well, apparently I’m just not meant to fly US AIR or something because along with the launch of my website today, I was supposed to be flying to LA on US AIR (I had a shoot tonight and two shoots for Naughty America – since I’ve had about a billion requests to shoot with them again) … so long story as short as I can possibly make it – so you won’t have to sit here and read for an hour…..
I’ve NEVER used an agent to book shoots in ALL these years in the adult industry – until a month ago. I used to have all the direct contacts in my phone for all the companies out there – until my phone PHYSICALLY caught fire a couple years ago and my sim card got fried…. so I decided to use an agent since I thought it would make things easier. (Now those who have been following me or reading older blog entries already know about my last trip to LA – which was because my agent told me to book a flight for blah dates) If you haven’t read it yet, you may want to scroll down and give it a read if only to shake your head at the way things work sometimes in this biz. Now let me pause to state that I JUST got paid from one of the scenes I did there (3 weeks ago) and was starting to think I was going to have to sue to get paid. So, 16 days ago, my “agent” Mike said Naughty America wanted to shoot me 2 scenes in LA on the 22nd. I paid almost $600 for my plane ticket and told him I’d be flying in on the 21st and getting in around 9:30 pm. I’d be shooting with someone else that night and then to let me know my call time ASAP for the 22nd and what I needed to bring b/c I was going on vacation until the 19th. My flight was leaving LA at 7:30 pm on the 22nd after shooting. He said OK, all is good. So, for 16 days I’ve thought, all is good.
WRONG. I was told to contact Corey, the other agent there. UM … OK. Well apparently Corey is the one who BOOKED my shoot with Naughty America – though I’d never spoken to him until today. I’m at the airport, the plane is pre-boarding and I get a text from Corey saying my call time is at noon. I write back asking how am I going to do 2 shoots and get to the airport by 5:30 pm. He writes back and says I need to change my flight. So, it’s time me for to stop fucking around and pick up the phone and call him.
Now I may sound like a bitch, and frankly I don’t care, but I told him that my flight home was a non-negotiable. I was told with still reasonably short notice that I needed to book my flight so I did, but I also made it perfectly clear to Mike (though him and Corey seem to have NOT mentioned anything about me, about the crap that happened on the last trip or about anything we’d spoken about to one another) because when I told him that Mike knew my travel schedule, he not only acted shocked, but said Mike is no longer with the agency. Um, OK … but this still doesn’t change the fact that I paid $600 for a flight to LA to shoot two scenes for Naughty America and I knew it was gonna cost a small fortune to change my flight and I had about 10 minutes to get it figured out because by now the plane was actually boarding. So I call my hubby, I get on my phone internet, I have a ticket agent looking up flights for me trying to find a later flight out of Burbank airport for tomorrow night after the 7:30 flight I’d already paid for. My ticket agent said there was NO flights after 7:30. My phone said the same thing. The lady on the phone with my hubby said there was ONE flight and it was just after 8 pm (and from what Corey said, I’d be lucky if I made THAT flight even if I DID pay to change it) … and it was going to cost me over $500 to change the flight just for the one way ticket home. I’m sorry, but I’m not paying $1100 outta pocket for a flight because someone else didn’t do their job. It’s very simple in my opinion. You have my travel info, work around it. If NA wanted me there on such a such a date and I stopped what I was doing and paid out of pocket to get there to accommodate their requests, they should have the decency to accommodate me for the short time I’ll be there. Instead, THIS is the response I got. Corey called “Bobby” or whoever from Naughty America and Corey told me “Bobby” said he’s very unhappy with me and he doesn’t want to feel rushed (ps … all he had to do was switch WHOEVER is shooting with them at 10 am to the 4 pm slot and all would have been fine) … and that he’s not working around “some models” flight schedule. That I’m replaceable and blah blah blah, on and on and I need to change my flight.
Want to know my response to all this? My ass is still in Tampa! I handed my ticket to the agent, ate that $600 I spent out of my own pocket to shoot for a company I really wanted to shoot for, called my hubby, got picked up an hour later and went to his football game. I ran around on the field, threw and caught some balls, got drenched in sweat, had a great time and couldn’t be happier about my decision. I’d rather be here working on my brand new website making things just right for my TRUE fans than go out of my way for an agency that’s fucked things up for me twice and for a company that won’t schedule me at a time that works within my flight schedule – after I paid to shoot JUST WITH THEM!