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US Porn Industry Is In Trouble Says Chris Ayres

by | 19th, June 2007

THE US porn industry is in the mire. Sales of DVD porn are down. Chris Ayres writes:

Drive over the Hollywood Hills into the desert suburbs of Chatsworth and Van Nuys and you’ll find an industry with 6,000 employees, several dozen studio/warehouses, STD clinics and costume suppliers, all geared up to release 7,000 DVDs (and countless hours of internet footage) per year. The 2005 “pornbuster” Pirates cost more than $1 million to make, featured CGI effects, multiple locations and a replica of HMS Bounty. It even had its own film premiere at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, one door down from the Oscars’ Kodak Theatre.

By rights, the adult video industry should be thriving. But all is not well in pornland. According to reports over the past fortnight, sales of explicit DVDs have drooped by 30 per cent since 2005, and are expected to become insignificant as online video takes over.

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