How To Report On The Adult Industry Without Seeming Ignorant

The session would describe some of the pitfalls mainstream reporters often fall into when trying to report on the adult entertainment industry, as told by a reporter who serves that industry

People, as a rule, are scared of sex. Not necessarily of HAVING sex, but of talking about it—and since sex is the bread and butter of the adult entertainment industry, such fear (and often pure ignorance) of sexual topics connected to the adult industry often result in glaring errors in attempts to report on that industry. For example, in reporting Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Donald Trump, most mainstream stories revealed her real name, not realizing that this would allow Trump supporters and/or anti-porn zealots to track her down and harass her at her home. After all, when Hollywood reported on Cary Grant, it didn’t go out of its way to say, “Cary Grant, whose real name is Archibald Leach.” The session would also, for example, set to rest the (religious/conservative) claim that adult performers are trafficked women.

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Mark Kernes (markkernes)
    Senior Editor, Adult Video News/, AVN Media Network