Never before have we watched as much porn as today yet the traditional porn industry is dying. The arrival of web sites showing amateur or pirated clips has transformed the way porn is made and consumed. Studios are closing and actresses forced to shoot harder and harder core scenes for less and less money. Behind this transformation lies one opaque multinational: Manwin, aka MindGeek. It owns Pornhub, YouPorn and 35 other companies. Founder Fabian Thylmann has been arrested for tax fraud. In this investigation, feminist icon Ovidie reveals how a group of computer programmers with no previous experience hijacked the adult industry in a new documentary debuting at SXSW titled PORNOCRACY.
The documentary will be screening March 12 – 15 at SXSW in Austin, TX. For more details on locations and showtimes check out the SXSW Schedule. Can’t make it to the fest? Check out the trailer below.
From her roots on the militant left, Ovidie went on to direct explicit movies. Today, she is known as “the porn-star intellectual”, a journalist, blogger and author of books including “Porno Manifesto” (Flammarion). A pioneer of feminist pornography, Ovidie made the covers of The Times Magazine and French magazines Synopsis and Le film Français.