Hard Times for Porn (Seriously)
September 29, 2011 11:28 PM Subscribe
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"In the last few years, the rise of free online porn — content-rich sites that tease viewers to subscribe for more — and pay-site juggernauts like Brazzers have put the L.A.-based adult-video industry against the ropes. Its answer, in part, has been the high-dollar parody, designed to attract ComicCon nerds, science fiction fans and other pop culture aficionados who must collect everything within their target oeuvre." -- The troubled US economy affects pornstars too, so "Porn Defends The Money Shot"
"And so many adult actors, particularly the women, are devolving to work as 'escorts,' a kinder term for prostitutes. Former performer Gina Rodriguez says that if the girls last one year in porn movies — most last only three to six months — they get hooked on the relatively big money and gravitate toward prostitution when the film producers seek fresh new faces and bodies.
'It's a money trap,' Rodriguez says. 'They take in the 18-, 19-year-olds, and within a year they'll be into escorting.'"