View Full Version : Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars Documentary (SM gets shown)

07-14-2012, 07:03 PM
I wanted to put this in the camming section to be seen by more people, but figured it probably does more correctly fit in this category.

So Streamate gets a shown off a little in this one... Unfortunately though, the context makes it feel a little tainted because of the situation the performer working on it was cast. I felt for her because she worked on SM and as a porn performer to provide for herself and her unemployed boyfriend (his job was to help her with her business, by telling her what not to do). And had this creepy documentary maker in her house telling her to think about his feelings while she provides for him.
Of course, we cannot know the exact situation of these people, but I hate how sex work continues to be cast in such a negative light.

It's been a couple of hours since I finished watching this, and I'm still at a loss. I don't really know how to feel about it. The first thing I feel compelled to remark upon is the absolutely deplorable way the dumpy office worker spoke about the performers who go through her records each day. Hideous. Disgusting. And she is an idiot for working with them if that's the treatment she gives them and how little she regards them, and their work.
Secondly, I don't like the conduct of Louis himself. He's like a classic school nerd, but gone wrong. This wouldn't be so much of a problem, if he weren't working in an industry in which social skills should be a top priority. His manner is cold, overly clinical, seeking for negative, (and probably tears). His body language is actually quite creepy. So actually, upon second thought, he is likely the perfect presenter for making and sensationalizing sob stories wherever he goes...

People spend so much time looking for flaws in the adult industry, and assuming emotional damage, that they forget to put the mirror back on themselves, to realise that not only everybody has problems, but they themselves have a bunch of their own too.

I wish the world would grow the fuck up.

The highlight for me, was seeing the guy who had these awesome huge-ass trucks and wanted to make a zombie film featuring one of them, making modifications for it, and had everything planned out.

You can view the entire documentary here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xrofvw_louis-theroux-twilight-of-the-porn-stars_lifestyle

Just make sure you have like, Family Guy on stand-by, or something funny / uplifting for afterwards.

07-15-2012, 01:22 AM
i think, with programmes like this, they have decided what the overall "tone" or "angle" will be before they start shooting. its easy to find those who have been kicked to the kerb via this industry, i wonder if they spent as much time looking for the good stories whether it would have made an attractive tv programme? probably not