Porn on PBS!

February 5, 2002

It's no channel 35, but Frontline on PBS will be running a show this week (on Thursday, to be exact) about the porn industry in America.

Frontline: American Porn

In "American Porn," FRONTLINE goes inside some of the most successful pornography businesses to see how their profits have exploded in the past few years: At Larry Flynt's Hustler organization - where "synergy" is the buzzword - publishing co-exists with movies, strip clubs, sex shops, and the Internet to the tune of $400 million; at popular Internet site Danni's Hard Drive, owner Danni Ashe went from exotic dancer to dot-com millionaire virtually overnight, earning $8 million last year alone. While most Americans decry the avalanche of sexually explicit material, the profits speak for themselves. Large numbers of Americans are finding something they like in the adult entertainment arena.

The recent Dot.Con: Wall Street's Dot Com Scandal was very good and the upcoming Rollover: The Hidden History of the SUV looks interesting.

Posted by Andrew Raff at February 5, 2002 02:53 PM