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Louis Theroux

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About Louis Theroux: Twilight Of The Porn Stars


Louis Theroux on TV ONE

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In the 1990s, Louis spent time at the hub of Americas adult entertainment industry the San Fernando Valley in California to find out if being a male porn star really was one of the best jobs a man could have and to explore the psychological effects of performing one of the most intimate acts of human behaviour in public and on film.

Now he goes back and finds that 15 years on everything has changed. Pornography is far more mainstream, the rapid expansion of the internet means that an industrial quantity of porn is available at the click of a mouse, much of it free of charge, and new technology means that performers can upload their own films and have direct contact with their fans.

Louis catches up with some of the people he met before to see how they have fared over the years, and finds one has fled, one was sent to prison and another killed himself.

He also meets some of the newer performers and finds out how they cope in a business that offers less money, more insecurity and more stress than ever before. 


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