Louis Theroux – Porn

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British documentary maker Louis Theroux visits the heart of the then-booming American porn industry, San Fernando Valley, in this 1998 episode of his popular ‘Weird Weekends’ series. He meets various people from the industry and attempts to be cast in a movie, even posing nude at one agency, a cameo role in a gay porn movie follows as well as an offer to start in a Rob Black production.

Fifteen years after filming this light hearted look at the industry Theroux returned to California to examine how the industry had changed after the emergence of competition from new free internet porn portals, that trip was documented in Twilight of the Porn Stars. One of the individuals to feature was the controversial Rob Black whose fortunes had changed remarkably due to the challenges which had been brought about by technological innovation.

BOOK: A decade after the first episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, and eight years after the last, Theroux released a 2008 follow up book The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner, in which he provides an update on what has happened to many of the subjects. It is available to purchase on Kindle, paperback, hardcover, or audio book. 
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