How to Save the Porn Industry
Going 3-D, diversifying, working in the Wii among ideas
By Will McCahill, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2010 9:30 PM CST
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(Newser) – This week’s 50th anniversary of the Playboy Bunny finds the porn industry in a bad way: It’s more popular than ever, yet fewer are actually paying to see skin. The Wrap has some suggestions:

  • Go 3-D: “I think that if they can get the 3-D mixed with the interactive, they've got a shot,” one actress tells Dominic Patten.
  • Find another Jenna: As in Jameson, the busty blonde whose retirement to motherhood has left porn without a superstar.

  • Diversify: More celebrities, hipster porn … if there’s a niche, fill it.
  • Add the Wii: “Take those interactive scene- and positions-choosing DVDs already out there, throw in some creative variation on the Wii Fit, add the upcoming pulsing Wii Vitality Sensor, and, well, you’re Master of your Digital Domain,” Patten suggests.
  • Ban it: “Worked for booze in Prohibition, where exclusivity and illegality created a tidal wave of demand far greater than before.”

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wwwonderer
Mar 3, 2010 4:58 PM CST
Stop making crap. Too much amateur stuff. And that's the problem. Too many people thing "I got a camera, some money and I know hot strippers and guys with dig bicks -who also want to make money. So it should be easy." WRONG PORN INDUSTRY TAKE MY TIPS: 1. CAMERA PEOPLE - BACK UP!!!! Close-ups are cool, but WAY overdone. You don't need to be in someones face for 20 seconds. When trying to show off someone's body you don't need to be RIGHT ON TOP OF THEM!!! Think of watching a sports event where you can't see action on the field, but someones helmet takes up the whole shot. Or ALL you can see is a close up of a basketball; you don't have a context of where it is in the play -who passed it, shot it, stole it, blocked it, or where it's going. General rule-mid range shot encompassing shoulders to knees 2. CAMERA PEOPLE - STOP DIRECTING!!! Aside from some lighting/shadows issues, let the 'talent' do what they're going to do. A sports director at ESPN doesn't tell Drew Brees 'it'd be nice if you ran this way and throw a pass this way' or 'now raise your arms and look at t he camera' because it'll look good. ESPN is there SIMPLY to record/document the events, not dictate composition. If you have ideas, discuss the shoot BEFORE cameras roll. 3. CAMERA PEOPLE AND NON-ON SCREEN PEOPLE - STFU!!! I get tired of hearing the camera person talk about how a bad chick is. Let me be the judge of that. 4. CAMERA PEOPLE STAND STILL Too much movement is disconnecting and doesn't get a good sense of the scene. 5. Stop acting like you are RICH AND FAMOUS for doing something MOST people can do. The misconception of the entertainment industry. Being on screen makes one rich and famous. Not always.
Toon
Mar 3, 2010 4:54 PM CST
Since the first time a cave man rubbed charcoal on a rock humans have always made dirty pictures. Every new technology has gotten a boost from the production of porn.From the printing press to the internet history is full of new ways to enjoy the oldest of pleasures. The industry always changes, but it isn't going away.
paul123
Mar 3, 2010 12:57 PM CST
How 'bout some bailout money? Isn't porn too big to go bankrupt?