It's only fitting that for this absurdly hot July, we spotlight a documentary called Hot Girls Wanted. Produced by Rashida Jones, Hot Girls Wanted delves into the world of pro-amateur porn and follows several young women on their journey into an industry that ultimately chews them up and spits them out.
It should come as no surprise that the porn industry is laden with scummy individuals. The thing about this documentary that makes it so compelling is that it serves as a peek behind the curtain into the human aspect of the porn industry
The viewer gets to meet several different people working in porn- it closely follows several young women and affords glances into their home lives and interviews with their family members. There are also interviews with talent agents and photographers that offer some insight on how exploitative the porn industry truly is.
I'm gonna be honest. This movie was a complete bummer. It made me feel bad to watch porn. But it's definitely an important film. Anyone who watches porn should look at how the sausage is made and know they are supporting this system. This isn't to say that this movie made me give up watching porn (I assure you, I have not), but it did make me think.
Give Hot Girls Wanted a watch if you're looking for something serious and thought-provoking.