A story ran in the NY times yesterday about how the industry has changed. And truth is, it really has changed, not to be distracted from this story but these two stories relate. I noticed in last months issue of AVN online that Hot Movies had this story that really stuck in my mind, because it had such a negative and desperate tone to it. Instead of telling how great they are, they instead attack their competitors. It just makes you wonder how desperate one has to be to attack each other like that, so openly. Are they hurting THAT bad? Are secretly things so bad for them that instead of telling the world how great they are, they have to instead sling mud at other companies? I couldn’t believe it when I read that they had to “beg” for companies to do business with them. As an affiliate, I sure as fuck would have to think twice about doing business with them. Talk about signs of disaster looming. I’ve seen to many Internet business go out of business to trust just anyone anymore with my fucking money.
But you know, this kind of thing is really just a sign of the times. It is the state of our industry and the economy as a whole. You hear about even the biggest of companies bouncing checks. I don’t want to mention any names but when I heard one of the biggest studios in the industry (no not Vivid but yes as big as them) bounced several webmaster checks, on more than one occasion, it really had me worried. And now this story about Hot Movies comes out, just makes me wonder what the future is going to be like for our industry. You REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY need to think twice about who you do business with because if you are sending all your hard earned traffic to some VOD company that goes belly up, that means you won’t be getting paid and then you can’t pay your bills. Their inability to pay their bills, in every way shape and form could have a huge impact on your life.
Which brings me back to my story in the NY times yesterday. In this story it basically covers how times have changed. It tells us that DVD sales are out and that consumers now want to view their content online and instead of movies with stories they just want short, to the point themed clips without a story line. Like blondes with big tits or girls who like to have anal sex while wearing socks. Vivid who has for years focused on just the feature films with stories has now started to have to consider a new strategy and now they are going to focus on more fuck me, fuck me hard type movies. So basically they are going to focus less on Vivid “features” it seems and more on the Vivid RAW type movies they used to do. Sounds interesting.
In lieu of plot, there are themes. Among the new releases from New Sensations, a studio that makes 24 movies a month, is “Girls ’n Glasses,” made up of scenes of women having sex while wearing glasses.
“It’s almost like we’re back to the late ’70s or early ’80s when the average movie was eight minutes and just a sex scene,” Mr. Hirsch said, sounding wistful.
Some in the industry would prefer their sex with a little more character development.
Ms. Samson, for example, said she took her acting seriously and used to prepare studiously for her roles, like the character she played in the 2006 movie “Flasher.”
She said she played a psychotic who, because of the way her mother treated her, “had an obsession with flashing and doing things in public.”
“I used to have dialogue,” said Ms. Samson, whose given name is Natalie Oliveros, and who is one of the industry’s biggest stars.
“Getting it on in one hardcore scene after another just isn’t as much fun,” she added.