The involuntary look behind the scenes of a cynical industry is more interesting than Pornocracy’s analysis.

The porn industry have been enormous the last few decades and have, on many levels, driven the media development. It was porn which made VHS and not the BETA-cassettes the winners in the 1980s. With the introduction of DVDs, profits grew both for the producers and actors. When the internet arrived, with its almost indefinite number of channels for selling films and various types of live action and streaming, the odds further increased. But, the situation was to quickly change: the many free porn channels impacted negatively on the industry.

Money and porn. In her documentary Pornocracy, former porn star and feminist Ovidie investigates the industry. It is probably not more corruption now than earlier, but more money is involved and fewer recipients. We may not want to think about it, insists Ovidie, but it is worth taking a look at what is happening in the porn industry: where the streams of money come from, where it goes, what is being produced. Nothing is new under the sun, of course, but looking at the development over the last few year, the porn industry, and the continued pressure to make more money, has worsened the situation considerably.

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