The Baywatch alum, 50, spoke to Peoplethis week about why she joined OnlyFans, a subscription-based service that delivers content directly to paying users.
Electra, who recently sued strip clubs for using her likeness in advertisements, shared that the appeal of the platform is being able to “be her own boss” and use her own “creative vision” in her work without someone telling her “don’t do this, don’t do that. Cover up this.” The Scary Movie star’s OnlyFans page, which launches Wednesday, will include things like beauty tutorials as well as lingerie photos and more “intimate” content. Unlike social media platforms like Instagram, OnlyFans allows for nudity. (While the site attempted to ban sexually explicit content in August 2021, it reversed course following backlash.)
“People are going to do what they want to do anyway with your photos,” Electra explained to the publication. “You might as well be in control of them and follow what you feel like doing inside.”
She added of her strip club lawsuits, that it feels “really good” to “stand up” for herself.
“I think what we’re going through now is people are finally standing up for themselves and who they are,” she noted. “It’s not always easy to do, but I do respect people that can stand up for who they are and be honest about it.”
Electra teased her OnlyFans arrival on Tuesday. On Instagram, she shared a sultry photo alongside the caption, “Wednesday! I have a huge announcement. Only for my fans. Are you a fan?”
Electra isn’t the first celebrity to join OnlyFans. In 2020, Bella Thorne was criticized after people claimed she made $2 million by misrepresenting her content on the site, leading to unforeseen consequences for other users like payment delays. Thorne said she was using the platform as part of research into a film.
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