A documentary on the fast-growing sex industry; based on the interview that Rashida Jones had on Vice, I had thought it would give a more open-minded portrayal – it somewhat did but there was still some conservative morality throughout the film. Although, the reasoning behind why seems to be reasonable. For those who are squeamish about the female body, there isn’t any sex in this film and the most you see is topless women.
Evidently, many young females straight out of high school – and with no aspirations for college – want “freedom” and seek free rides outside of their home state to enjoy their perception of the high life. Many don’t understand or have their decision sink in until the flight to Miami or L.A. where they go to join a sex industry employer who gives them room and board for a fee from their paycheck. They make $900 per scene in sex videos and for all the negative arguments hurled at the industry, it is relatively fine for the first 3 – 6 months for most of these women. But, to keep themselves profitable and in the market, they soon need to do specific niches of porn. Instead of typical porn videos, they have to begin doing rape fantasies, sex slave fantasies, physical abuse fantasies, and harassment fantasies. These are what make them remain in the sex industry because new talent is always coming in and they don’t gain more viewers after the initial 3 – 6 months. The reason behind why they need to conduct such disgusting roles is because those types of sex videos gain more attention. Here’s the worst part of it though: everyone watches porn. They have the statistics to back this up; meaning those niche porn videos are what a majority of the viewership like to watch. It’s disturbing that everywhere from the US, to Germany, to India, to every place in the world apparently like watching such videos. It’s possible that some of the viewers are curious about a video or that degenerates of every country watch sex abuse videos but we really can’t assume to know.
Other things are mentioned in passing: the testing for STIs, the sex videos never actually having men cum into the women unless it’s a “cumshot” video that they get paid extra for, some of the women’s inability to know whether they should go along with amateur websites paying them to film forced sex videos when tricked into thinking it would be a normal video – and whether such actions constitute rape, the disgust that both the men and women who perform the forced sex acts feel afterwards, how the average age of viewing your first porn video in the US is age 12, and that the men in the videos actually do treat the women nicely overall. I had to wonder whether such statements were made to minimize the negatives though. To be frank though, and I fully admit that this is a preconceived bias on my part, the women who chose the niche sex industry seem to be deeply stupid people. I can understand the women who chose the industry for sex and money but leave after 3 – 6 months when it begins to demand too much of them. But any human being – including the men in those videos – who chooses to conduct pretend abuse videos for money are just deeply stupid. Some try to justify it as preventing creeps from doing it to real people – but all they would be doing is making such disgusting people fantasize more about rape.
To conclude, it is an informative documentary and I think people should see it to learn more whether or not you believe it’s about predatory practices on young girls or women’s liberation. Both viewpoints can learn more from this film.