Night Flight Original Episodes Explore original episodes of "the single greatest rock omnibus program ever aired" - VH1. Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution Documentary featuring rare performances and photographs, obscure footage, exclusive interviews and more. J-Men Forever! View all Essentials.
How young women are suckered into making "amateur" porn / Boing Boing
A new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted , follows young women as they are maneuvered into being "amateur" porn performers, then discarded by the business within a matter of months. Hot Girls Wanted focuses on year-old Tressa, a high school cheerleader and good student who leaves her parents in small-town Texas to go to Florida and work in porn. Variety's Geoff Berkshire says it's "an eye-opener for parents ," which I can't help feel misses the point. But in his coverage is an important part often missed: that technology and communications are the medium that helps young people make dreadful mistakes. At a time when self-esteem is determined by likes, friends and followers, the quickest way to boost a social profile is through sex appeal. The New York Times' Mike Hale says the documentary doesn't manage to reconcile two viewpoints within it , "respecting the right of their subjects to make the choices they do while abhorring those decisions. The pathos is right on the surface, as the women stroke their tiny dogs and discuss money, independence and the absolute necessity of escaping their parents.