Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Porn Industry in Crisis?

(Point 1: This is a NSFW blog. (Not Suitable for Work) Of course, I know that warning just made you read further just like the "Video is Flagged" tag actually increases the tendency to watch a video on Youtube. One of these days I am going to put a NSFW tag and make people read a boring post on Indian economy or something)

(Point 2: What with this being a momentous days for our polity, the topic below is... somewhat... unsuitable. I figured the net must be full of analysis anyway, so I might as well do my thing)

I have been extremely disturbed by the emergence of Youporn and Redtube. As I shall demonstrate below, the problems in the internet porn industry are a reflection of the troubled times we live in.

First of all, look at the names Youporn and Redtube. Both are plays on the same word Youtube which is anyway a boring word to begin with. Booble is not innovative but does merit a giggle, but on the other hand how unspiring are Youporn and Redtube! Can't they atleast play on some other thing. How is "Porn R Us" for example? Funny in a twisted and audacious way methinks. :P If anything, there are red light districts but blue films, so not to be anal or anything, but shouldn't it be Bluetube?

Gone are the times when sites had names like Milfhunter. Now that was a name that launched a new word in the vocabulary, a signal of who was in and who was not. ("In" as in... oh forget it)

That invention alone places the founder of the site in the ranks of other word inventors like Shakespeare and the black rapper dude who says shizzle, dizzle and all that.

Exhibit B. Look at the name of the actresses. It is always a Nicky, Vicky, Heather, Sandra or Nicole. As a result of this, every "dancer" from Wan Chai to Shinjuku gives these as their fake names. Another example of American standardization killing Asian creativity.

Exhibit C. The wonderment of porn is lost with these free sites. There was once a time when teenagers found a lost credit card, exclaimed hallelujah and tried it for porn. Imagine, the modern day youngsters growing up on this... this free stuff. Galling!

Exhibit D. I am getting bored of augmented assets. As they say, if they do go either way, they are usually fake. How about going natural this season? Go girl power!

Last but not the least, the days of wonder are dead. Gone are the days when one saw certain videos and thought to oneself, "Damn, they can do that!". Now it is all the same stuff. A typical outcome of our times where self aggrandisement leads to boredom. Where is the shock and awe I ask, where is the shock and ugh?

12 comments:

Vikas Shenoy said...

Good, 'informative' post!

You may a write a word or two about insti LAN which has killed the pre-IIT joy of logging onto desibaba and checking out nude pics. Ofcourse, that desibaba is not around anymore is another issue.

Savita Bhabhi is a super-creative name. What say?

Desba said...

Ya... saturation of regularily and standardization of porn requires a lot of desaturation from indian country videos...

Ramkumar R. Aiyengar said...

Your impassioned post surely talks volumes (as in, a lot of..) about your thirst for entrepreneurship in this sector.. You surely know a friend or two from school on the VC side. Arise, and awake! :P

themiddler said...

@Vikas

Yes man! Savitha bhabhi will take the world by storm. After chicken tikka, it shall be the next word that westerners utter most frequently. (Sav-eeta Bobby)

Ah... a whole new world of possibilities! :P

themiddler said...

@ Desba

Hmm... kuntry videos are fine... but some of them are scary max. But yeah, they have shock and ugh value :P

themiddler said...

@ Ramkumar

Arise and awake? Hmm... a slogan that fits the porn industry to the tee :D

Bharat Ram said...

the article hit the spot da middler, the G-spot rather :P
it is true that youporn etc. have made things easy and convenient...but thanks to these, that glint of naughtiness and rebellion, which was an integral component of the whole experience, exists no more.
the present generation is fed with an overdose of asses, almost to the point of numbness...one cannot hel but feel nostalgic about the time when one used to get hysterically excited at a mere glimpse of a topless woman on a muted ftv...when a simple playboy pic (tame by todays standards) made one get all charged up....at the risk of sounding cliched like some old mama, cant help but say "aah the good ol days"
and yeah, savita bhabhi kicks ass :)

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