MILFs and Saturated Markets
The New York Times has a great, um, piece called The Greying of Naughty about surging (pulsing?) demand for mature performers in porn. Is this just some freakshow stuff? Actually, no. Here’s what one director says:
The director, Urbano Martin, points his camera strategically, scarcely disguising his boredom. “I shoot specialty films,” he explains during a break in filming, adding that he has been in the business for 17 years. “Fat women, old women, hairy girls — all kinds. We feed the niche.”
The market for beautiful, airbrushed young women “is oversaturated,” he says. “This is more normal people, more meat on the bone, like what you have at home.”
While it’s easy to have a laugh at this, it seems like a good thing in a particularly youth obsessed culture. I guess porn is just chock full of positive externalities.
That said, I can’t help but laugh at this quote from the husband of a 50 year old actress named De’Bella, who has just started her porn career:
De’Bella’s husband, Larry Schwarz, is fully supportive. “She’s doing it for the right reasons,” he said.
Baby Boomers + Viagra = Crazydeliciouslovetime
Via Gawker, if you hadn’t guessed.