To some extent, an adult star feels like she has “made it” when some company wants to market a series of adult novelty products (read: sex toys) featuring the likeness — or perhaps actual realistic representations of rather more intimate body parts — of her.
Should the company be a good company, like Topco in this case, they will spend real money on the promotional shoot, and will end up with some rather stellar and powerful images.
Of course not all models can be Dee, but that’s probably for the best. Were all models like Dee, the world would likely explode from kindness and joy.
The Actual Dee Product
To be honest, almost all of the women get taken advantage of by the manufacturer, not so much because the companies qualify as “mean” in any way, but because the star simply has no idea what to ask for, or what constitutes a fair deal at all. To be honest, with very rare exception, the adult toy manufacturers treat their stars a lot better than the adult movie companies do. Maybe they’re nicer people. Maybe they simply deal with much larger numbers as a rule, so they have a lot bigger pie out of which to cut a piece.
Historically, Dee’s deal with Topco ended badly some time after the father (who did the deal) retired, and the son (who hated the deals) took over running the company. Nevertheless, despite having very different views of who exactly took advantage of whom, it would still be difficult to build much of a case of malice on Topco’s part. To this day, the son/owner of the company feels like he was entirely in the right when he gutted the deals and threw the poor women out on their … um … behinds.
On the upside, even though the promised royalties ceased, we still have these exceptional Dee Product images, most of which were never even used for anything. Also, we still happen to like the son/owner of Topco, even if we think he sometime needs a spanking — and not the good kind using one of their consensual adults sorts of toys.