According to a New York Times article today, it has become more challenging to make money in the porn industry. Why? Thanks to online sites such as PornoTube and YouPorn (not work safe sites), porn enthusiasts have begun filming their own movies at home and uploading them to free sites. This shift in porn consumption has caused a 15 percent decline in pornographic video sales and rentals. And you thought music companies had it tough!
Not only are users spending less on porn, but apparently their taste for large production pornography has reduced as well. According to the New York Times,
Unlike consumers looking for music and other media, viewers of pornography do not seem to mind giving up brand-name producers and performers for anonymous ones, or a well-lighted movie set for a ratty couch at an amateur videographer‚Äôs house.
Apparently, the production company Nectar Entertainment which has produced such infamous movies such as “Exxxtasy Island” (one of my personal favorites), spends between $50,000 and $80,000 to create a movie. Unfortunately, he can no longer compete with those that have virtually no cost since all they need is a camera and two people to have sex. Any you thought your job was tough? Think again!
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