WOMEN
01/23/2014 10:29 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

For Women In Porn, The Personal Is Political And Profitable

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Since the Great Recession, the adult movie industry has struggled to make a comeback. Widespread digital piracy and a host of other challenges have forced the business of making porn to reinvent itself in new ways that will net bigger profits. Here, women in porn — those in front of and behind the camera — talk about how they make ends meet in today’s porn landscape.

The girl with the most cake
“This is what has ruined the industry,” Jessa Rhodes explains. “You can buy a girl online for $1,000. It ruined the fantasy. There’s a difference between lying on your back and making an entertaining movie.”

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