Porn Is for Kids


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No one really makes anything as well as they used to make it, and unfortunately porn is no exception.* The pornography of this generation pales in comparison with the smut of yesteryear because no one makes porn solely to entertain now. It has become a vehicle for making a lot of fast money in the entertainment industry instead of serving as the guilty pleasure for which it was formed in years past. The porn industry has become a multi-billion dollar entity in the last decade, and advances in technology have made “adult film” more accessible than it has ever been. American males ages 18-35 have always pushed the standards of the industry, and their interests are now influencing the way that adult films are being made and changing popular culture. Because of the popularity and accessibility of modern pornography, adult stars have become mainstream stars. The forays of porn stars into the public market have been encouraged by the leaders in the industry because more exposure generally means more marketability which leads to more money. Money influences the producers, the producers choose the directors, and ultimately, the directors decide what type of movie will be made. Simple economics are destroying the essence of the business. The artistic direction, the choice in performers, and the way that the porn stars perform have changed to accommodate the kids who are watching porn. Porn is no longer for adults.

The new artistic direction of adult movies belies the shift in the focus and the intended audience for the pornography industry. The older generation of porn watchers demanded good sexual performances and a layered storyline in their movies. Those movies had a plot, well-developed characters, and a wide variety of sex. The film was as much about the story as it was about the sex, and because of this older generations became endeared to their adult film stars. This emotional connection that pornography connoisseurs made with performers spawned several full series of adult movies and spin-offs in earlier years. And, it humanized its performers which gave more credibility to the storyline.

The newer generation of pornography watchers reside in a different era of technology that is full of movies without plots. Advances in technology have allowed quicker access to specific parts of the movies and have rendered story lines obsolete. The rise of digital video discs, or DVD’s, altered how porn is viewed. Prior to the change in medium, men either watched the entire adult movie on video tapes and were forced to rewind and fast forward manually to watch the sex scenes. This meant that the entire movie had to be compelling in order for people to watch them. With DVD’s and now Blu-Ray discs, the current patrons of adult cinema can not only skip any dialogue that may be in the movie, but there are also menu options to pick each specific sexual act in every scene. This type of specialization caters to immature people. There is no delayed satisfaction and there is no buildup of the story to a climax. In fact, there is no real movement towards any climax. There is only the kind of instant gratification that children seek in porn today. The lack of any prominent story proves how much pornography has transformed to accommodate a younger crowd. Porn has become about sex instead of being about entertainment.

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In line with the changes in porn towards less story and a faster introduction into sex, the actors in porn also began to be streamlined. Porn stars looked and acted like real men and women in the olden days. As a direct result of the new younger audience that the industry is trying to attract, porn has become commercialized. Therefore, its performers have become gross caricatures of real people rather than a reflection real human beings in real life situations. In the swinging seventies which is often called the Golden Era of Porn, the performers looked like real people because they were real people. The women had hips, natural breasts, and body hair. Some women were slight or petite of frame and some were voluptuous. Some women were beautiful, and some were average. But, each woman in any given scene gave a passionate performance, and each woman in an adult movie served as representation of some woman that existed in everyday life. Now, the women in porn might as well have been put together on an assembly line. They are all carbon copies of one another with manufactured moans and paltry performances in their scenes. Almost every woman in porn is a 5’3″ twenty-something year old with a tiny waist and huge fake breasts. There is constant parade of buxom blondes for the main porn crowd and thin brunettes to appeal to the people that like exotic women. Outside of the occasional naturally large chested woman who takes the adult video world by storm and then disappears within a year, there is no variance in the appearance of female performers. And, regardless of how attractive any woman is in the industry, if she lasts long enough, she will succumb to plastic surgery. Women are subjected to the scrutiny of teenagers who have no conception of what real women look like in the nude. Their idea of the female form comes from airbrushed pictures of physically enhanced women. And, the men in pornography have suffered a worse fate. The men who once came in different heights and weights with faces that varied from handsome and clean-shaven to mustached and homely are now faceless, muscle-bound men who finish on command. The men who once had personalities, like Ron Jeremy, the hedgehog, are currently nameless talent who will be replaced as soon as their penises stop working, the women in porn stop requesting them, or fans get tired of seeing them. Men in the sex industry have become completely interchangeable and replaceable. Men and women in pornography used to play varying roles in their movies and sell their charisma and personality. Now, they are a myriad of indistinguishable pieces who have no personality or authenticity because the new generation of porn users desire “perfect” performers. Pornography is being mass produced to appeal to children by showing exaggerated ideals of the human form.

Because the landscape of porn and its performers have changed, the type of sex that is had has changed too. Sex on film barely resembles sex in real life now. Adult film from time periods past generally gave a variety of different types of sex scenes which mirrored the way that people have sex in their private lives. There were a plethora of scenes with different types of sex in them. There were romantic scenes where the actors kissed, caressed, and seemed to have genuine romantic chemistry. The sex in those scenes were slow and languid like the sex between two lovers who were comfortable together and completely intimate. A different couple in the same movie would have passionate, boisterous sex that pantomimed the sex that new lovers who could not wait to be with each other had once they were alone. Some couples just made out in those films with some heavy petting and oral sex, and some people just talked. In older adult cinema there was a cerebral approach to the most carnal act that a human being could do on camera. Now, gonzo pornography has replaced almost all of the genres of adult cinema besides the parodies because the act of sex has become available to an audience that has not experienced it. Kids think that intercourse is just thrusting and orgasms, therefore sex is only depicted as close-ups of (pun intended) balls to the wall banging. These scenes are made for people who are sexually inexperienced. They only want to see close-up penetration in a scene, and directors are now catering to them. However, people who have had regular consensual sex with another human being are more interested in the act of sex. They want to see how people react to each other in the throws of passion. Adults want to see the emotion on the actors faces because those expressions relay what the person involved in sex is feeling. Sex to an adult is about connection and intimacy. Adults care about variable angles because they want to see how a woman’s body moves mid-coitus. The jiggle of a woman’s hips is just as important as the swaying of her breasts to mature audiences when they watch these movies. And, showing sex scenes from several viewpoints allows the appreciation of the female form in different positions. This was the mark of an artist behind a camera. Porn has always been fueled by a director’s efficacy at filming the woman’s ability to engage with men onscreen and thus entertain the people who are watching at home. But, adult films are no longer about skillful enactments of sexual acts between to consenting adults. Today, pornography is only a series of video clips showing random boobs and full-frame penetration. The kids who are driving porn are ruining it.

Adult movies have transformed into a very divergent form of itself over the last generation. Though the basis of the films is still sex, the audience and the focus of the movies have undergone many distinct changes. The types of movies that are filmed, the people who perform in those films, and the way that they engage in intercourse have all been altered to accommodate the burgeoning crowd of adolescents that have started watching pornography. And, the entertainment and cinematography of the industry has suffered because of it, despite great advances in technology. The porn industry has turned away from its roots in entertainment to satisfy a younger crowd who become disinterested with everything in a heartbeat. And, if there is not a drastic change in their approach to enticing consumers, they will find that they have alienated both their old audience and their new one.

*Of course, no self-respecting red-blooded American man would engage in casual porn observation, so all commentary in this article is a result of a dedication to extensive research on the subject rather than a lifetime of degeneracy.


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