I’ve been hearing a lot about this documentary, it was premiered at Sundance last January and recently released on Netflix. I can’t wait to watch it. I’m together with them on this article on the topic in Upworthy. To my surprise, my TED Talk is mentioned at the bottom – with a very positive approach, being the antithesis to certain practices featured in the documentary. I’ve felt honored.
For what I’ve seen in this trailer, the documentary portrays the abusive way of lurking young girls into amateur porn (of course, mainly tricked by older men). Because I’m an adult filmmaker, many may think that I should avoid this debate, but here I am supporting the documentary by Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus and Brittany Huckabee.
I am absolutely against abusive practices. I always advise women who approach my company and are too young, to experiment with their sexuality in a safe and private environment, before taking the step of becoming adult performers. These young women (AND guys too) should be warned that once you shoot an explicit sex scene, it will stick with you forever. You need to be prepared for that.
I feel that society is ready to understand that the adult industry is not a whole. There are people producing responsibly and carefully, and then you can also find some shady amateur videomakers. Most adult performers (not teen performers!) are fully aware of what they are doing, and enjoying their bodies, their sexuality and their profession.
To learn more about how consenting and secure performers look like, take a look at my ensemble of actors here.
And finally, if you are thinking in becoming a performer, or you know about someone wanting to take this step, watch PORN 101 first.