Brutal Porn Industry Exposed in ‘Hot Girls Wanted,’ To Air On Netflix VIDEO

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In a revealing peek into the billion dollar industry, documentary filmmakers exposed how professionally produced films are being made to look like home movies

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the documentary “Hot Girls Wanted,” which premiered in the US Documentary Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

  • ‘Hot Girls Wanted,’ shows just how easy it is for teens to get into porn
  • Social norms are shifting among teens who want to be famous and rich
  • Typical career span for 18-year-old is three months in brutal sex industry

From Netflix

Directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus and produced by Rashida Jones, Bauer, Gradus and Brittany Huckabee (also writer/editor), Hot Girls Wanted explores the world of professional “amateur” porn — and the steady stream of 18+ young girls who cycle through it — with unflinching honesty. The film will premiere exclusively in all territories where Netflix is available in 2015.

“I am so proud of this movie. Hot Girls Wanted manages to tell a very intimate story within the ubiquitous, multibillion dollar and thriving porn industry, a story that will resonate with audiences across the country. Netflix is the ideal partner for us; not only do they understand this film but they’re the perfect platform to reach the many people who need to see it,” said producer Rashida Jones.

“Jill and Ronna have exposed a shocking world of hope and heartbreak,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix VP of Global Independent Content. “The filmmakers gained unprecedented access into a world never documented until now, and we are proud to bring their unflinching work to a global audience.”

“Netflix shares our passion for uncovering a story that no one wants to talk about but that needs to be discussed. We can’t imagine a more dynamic partner than Netflix,” said directors Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus.

In the past decade, the proliferation of the Internet has brought significant shifts in the way porn is produced and consumed. Today, for many teenage girls, porn carries fewer taboos than it did for their parents’ generation. Directors Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus explore this uncharted territory and reveal a business reliant on Millennials who believe empowerment is synonymous with online notoriety. The filmmakers follow one such girl, eager to leave small-town life in search of freedom and fame.

With the click of a mouse she transforms from A-student to fledgling amateur actress. She initially feels independent and popular starring in professionally produced videos—uploaded on sites garnering an average of 41 million hits a month. But as she and some of her new friends fall deeper into the darker corners of the Internet, and as new faces arrive daily, they’re forced to reconsider an increasingly dubious line of work.

Backed by two Kinsey Institute researchers and an acclaimed team of producers, including Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), the directors expose the complicated reality behind this fantasy world. As porn viewership dwarfs other entertainment and seeps deeper into our public and private lives, Hot Girls Wanted is essential viewing.

Bauer and Gradus’ debut documentary feature, Sexy Baby, is currently available on Netflix. That film, about growing up in the digital age, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was featured on NBC’s Today Show.

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