The Death of Big Porn

Posted: August 24, 2009 in Culture

See: http://mises.org/story/3668

Very instructive was the following comment: “Porn star Savannah Stern earned $150,000 two years ago, at the height of the boom, working four or five days a week. But Stern is now lucky to work one day a week, and has traded in her Mercedes-Benz CLK 350 for a Chevy Trailblazer given to her by her parents. While Stern hopes to earn some money dancing on the exotic-club circuit, she’s planning to go to college for an interior-design degree, the L.A. Times reports.”

I think the lure of porn or exotic dancing for many young women is the old idea of trying to get something for nothing.  The jobs of having (faked) sex on screen, or “dancing” for money, used to turn in big profits – and did so without requiring a great deal of talent, skill, or work.  All a girl needed was looks.  Now that has changed, and as Ms. Stern has learned, there’s nothing better than the old-fashioned thing we call education.

Vern

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