Movie Review: Pornocracy

July 18th, 2020

Details from IMDB:

Pornocratie: Les nouvelles multinationales du sexe (2017)

The wonders of internet has made the shady industry of pornography rich, but is now in death cramps due to the piracy ruining the market, and forcing the participants to perform more extreme sex.



Initial Thoughts:

Like lots of guys, I've seen porn, also like most guys I never thought much about how porn is made, what happens to the women, and the industry as a whole. Also, this was a shorter documentary on Amazon, so I decided to watch it.

Main Points:

This documentary provides some cold, hard facts right away about how extreme porn has become and how much women suffer now mentally and physically as a result.

Two women in particular who were quite young (one was 19 and the other I believe 21) both had physical problems within 6 months of doing porn. I won’t get into all the details so I’ll just say one had a severe eye infection and the other had to stop having sex (and doing porn of course), due to the damage her cervix had taken.

The film then deals with how much free porn sites have changed the industry (ones like PornHub and Redtube). Basically these sites let you view porn for free and have decimated people who run porn studios (and the actors). Most porn performers now have to work long hours, get paid way less than they did 10 years ago, and do much more extreme/dangerous (and often very degrading) sex acts.

It also deals with the shady/criminal elements still present in the porn industry and also presents the sad fact that it is older men (some in their 50s or even 60s) having sex with women in their 20s or even teenagers.

Final Thoughts:

I'm not sure why this gets such a low rating. Granted the production value does look a little lower here than other documentaries and it never manages to prove any kind of criminal connection and it never gives a clear answer about how porn sites can steal copyrighted videos and never get charged.
Please don't let children watch this, ages 19+ for nudity, some hardcore sex, coarse language, and very adult material. I give it 7 out of 10 and would recommend it if you want to see the real human impact porn has.