Filmmakers Follow 5 Teenage Girls Working In Porn To Expose The Realities Of The Industry

"A documentary about porn, the Internet and the girl next door."

With Sundance Film Festival coming to a close, we have a full list of new independent movies that we want to watch and discuss. But some of those movies have proved more controversial than others.

Take "Hot Girls Wanted," for example. The documentary, which premiered at the film festival earlier this month, raises some serious questions. It investigates the realities of the (professional) "amateur" porn industry and the concerning trend of girls still in their late teens taking part. The documentary follows five teenagers in Miami and exposes the truth about the porn genre.

"[Amateur porn is] videos that [are] supposed to look like they are not professionally produced. Though they are," Ronna Gradus explained in an interview for the festival alongside fellow director Jill Bauer.

An analysis by pornography website Pornhub found that the category of videos most viewed by men on the site was "teen." (For women, it was the third most viewed.)

"We're dealing with a generation of kids... who are very used to putting themselves out there, in social media, for example. And now they're taking it to another level and doing porn," Gradus said.

And it might be a decision that they regret down the road.

"Everybody when they are 18 makes stupid mistakes, but the cost of THIS is pretty high," producer Rashida Jones told Vanity Fair of the film. "At 18 there are better options than that to get out of your hometown."

Watch the festival's interview with Bauer and Gradus below.

(H/T: Vanity Fair, Konbini)

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