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10/14/2014 03:49 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2014

Jason Reitman Created A Fully Functional Porn Site For 'Men, Women & Children'

In "Men, Women & Children," director Jason Reitman delves into the connections we have to technology, particularly how we use that technology when alone.

"What do we do when we're alone? First, we go online and look up a lot of things and we had to figure out a way to make that cinematic. But there's a lot of sexuality to being alone, whether it's physical or simply looking at stuff," Reitman said in a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday.

Naturally, porn was a big topic in the movie. Instead of using mock-ups or PDFs displayed on a screen, Reitman and his crew actually created a functioning porn site for the characters to use while filming, all the way down to the search function and thumbnails from actual porn videos.

"We had a guy whose job, full-time, was to look at porn ... and find thumbnails so we could create Pornhub pages so that it looked as though someone was searching things and things were coming up," Reitman told HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff. "So that guy, for weeks, he just watched porn and came up with thumbnails and titles to clips."

That aspect of the film proved difficult for Reitman and company, who on top of building sets had to build things online, too.

"We had to think of the internet as a location. Normally in a movie, you have to build a bedroom, a school classroom, a hallway, a restaurant," Reitman said. "And we had to do those things. But we spent more time, more money, more man hours building the actual internet that the actors were exploring."

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