Watch the documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” with this warning: You will want to hide away your teenage daughters and nieces when you see how the amateur porn industry lures young women with lots of cash and starry-eyed dreams of fame.
The documentary, produced by Rashida Jones and directed by two former reporters from The Miami Herald, follows five young women as they get involved in the thriving industry. The film debuted on Netflix on Friday.
Some of the girls found the jobs through unassuming ads on Craigslist. “You’re trying to be famous, so you do what you gotta do,” says one young woman.
One pornographer calls the women he works with “teeny-boppers.” They’re usually between the ages of 18 and 21. The “shelf life” of the girls? “Best-case scenario, a year, tops,” he says.
A lot of them, he says, know “the trap, but the money there in their face, right now, cash, they take it.”
In the trailer below, the saddest comment of all comes from the fresh-faced young woman who says: “This can’t be good for you to have sex that much, with that many different people. Ugh, so weird. But that’s my job.”