Lately everybody is talking about the documentary that has just been released in Netflix.
“Hot girls wanted” reveals the guts of the amateur pornography while following the footsteps of a few girls that just got into the business…and why is this interesting? Because they have decided to address the issue (as usual) from the perspective of exploitation, victimizing its participants. The poor 18-years-old girl who answered an ad from Craigslist and is thrown into a debacle of chaos, sex and destruction without a possibility to get out. And that of course is very easy way to stigmatize our profession: everybody wants to hear how bad is pornography and how much damage our society, but nobody wants to hear the good news. And there are lots.
For those who are looking for realistic information…Do not waste your time with this film! Its criticism is not objective and neither reasoned and presents only a fragment of the business.
Is there exploitation in pornography? Yes. Just as there is exploitation in the fashion or music business. Or a waitress who is working 10 hours per day earning peanuts is not exploited? And why this doesn’t deserve so much attention?
Because, of course, sex is bad. Porn is bad. The porn stars are cheated to get into the industry.
Who, in full possession of their faculties would get into porn, enjoying their body and their sexuality on camera!
Users, fans and the general public don’t want to hear the truth, but to reaffirm their opinions. They want to hear the same leading heard for years: that our working conditions are disgusting, we are forced to engage in practices that do not want to do, we feel dirty, disgusted, deceived. We don’t find normal jobs, our children are ashamed of us. We are sorry of have belonged to the industry. I was young and someone cheated me!
People want to know how bad is our job because sensationalism oh, dear! sells well. Happiness does not.
And to think that a girl for the sake of being beautiful and enjoy sex can be earning in a month more than what you earn in a year, is frustrating. So the best thing for our comfort and peace of mind, is to think that they are whores, sluts. They do not deserve our respect because they are dirty and no one will love them for the rest of their life.
Think about the unhappiness of others makes us feel a little more comfortable with our frustrations.
Of course, the problem with this is that it is not true. There are many girls who are in hell, and so many others that we are not.
Let’s see if we realize that most of the stereotypes and prejudices we have about the industry are given by documentaries like this. Biased information that omites important data and offers a partial view of the matter.
I know many of you still think that the porn industry is sordid, harmful and dark. That we hate what we do. Now set yourselves to think one second…Could it be that the information that has come to you is manipulated? Could your opinions be founded on some assumptions that are simply not real? Maybe you prefer not to think a lot, so you realize that things are not so bad?
Now, if you read this, it’s time to think about it.