I posted this because it struck me as illuminating one small piece of the complicated terrain that is the porn industry. It’s an industry with high rates of violence, disease transmission, injury, substance abuse and suicide, and generally very modest financial rewards, at least for performers. One very negative account of the pornography industry is provided by this film. Hartley has a different perspective, and as an academic, linking to Flea’s interview struck me as a reasonable thing to do. It wasn’t meant as an endorsement of Hartley, or the pornography she is involved in. As an e-mail just reminded me, Hartley’s failure to aggressively promote condom use in porn production is particularly odious.
Given the nature and mission of this blog, posts expressing a wide variety of perspectives about pornography are always a possibility.