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Louis Theroux: Twilight of the porn stars

In the nineties Louis spent time at the hub of America’s adult entertainment industry - the San Fernando Valley in California - to find out if being a male porn star really was one of the best jobs a man could have and to explore the psychological effects of performing one of the most intimate acts of human behaviour in public and on film. Now he goes back and finds that fifteen years on everything has changed – pornography is far more mainstream, the rapid expansion of the internet means that an industrial quantity of porn is available at the click of a mouse - much of it free of charge – plus new technology means that performers can upload their own films and have direct contact with their fans. Louis catches up with some of the people he met before to see how they have fared over the years – and finds one has fled, one was sent to prison and another killed himself. He also meets some of the newer performers and finds out how they cope in a business that offers less money, more insecurity and more stress than ever before.

Louis Theroux: Twilight of the porn stars: Herhaling van donderdag 8 december


23:55 donderdag 8 december

Vijftien jaar na een eerdere documentaire over de porno-industrie in de San Fernando Valley keert Louis terug naar Californië. Hij gaat op zoek naar de acteurs van weleer en ontmoet nieuwe mensen uit de pornoscene. Internet heeft de pornografie toegankelijker gemaakt, maar werken in de seksindustrie wordt steeds riskanter. De verdiensten zijn slechter, terwijl de onzekerheden toenemen.