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"Pleasure: Business Of Porn": CNBC's Penetrating Investigation Into The Porn Industry (VIDEO)

08/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Via Gawker comes this penetrating CNBC investigation into the danger looming over one of the nation's most cherished and important industries: pornography. CNBC helpfully explains that "pornography has been around since the time of the caveman" and that "it's a $13 billion industry where the bottom line has always been sex sells."

Intrepid reporter Melissa Lee interviewed beloved adult-film star Jess Jane to get some inside information on the inustry. A sample question from Lee: How do you differentiate yourself from all the other blond, busty porn stars? Jane's answer: 'I'm more personable.'

In case you were on the fence about watching the clip below, CNBC offers this priceless teaser line: "But is the very same technology that brought it riches bringing the business of skin to it's knees? Melissa Lee reports." Nice.

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