Podcast / Live Hangout #3: White-Washed, PR-Driven Adult Industry
This episode is somewhat of a rebuttal to some criticism and flak we've received from the industry. A lot of them don't like how brutally truthful and honest we are. They feel like we should be a "PR Outlet", just like the other proclaimed "News Sites". That is honestly not the way things should be, and this kind of attitude is harmful for the industry as a whole.
The Industry Isn't Used To Performer Feedback
One of the major issues is the industry isn't used to performer feedback and opinions. Camland is changing that quite a bit, as now the performers are becoming the business entities, and it's up to the platforms and services to be able to court them. The performers have major concerns, and they're not afraid to be vocal about them. This is something that a lot of "professionals" don't seem to be used to. They're used to congratulating each other on the event sponsorship or awards, referencing the latest PR to hit the PR outlets, so on. In an environment like that, there isn't any criticism. Just a bunch of high-5's.
The Industry Isn't Used To Consumer Criticism
Let's be frank: The industry isn't used to having their consumer-base criticize them. They're used to the stigma from mainstream, but that's not the same. In any other industry, you'd have YouTube personalities, bloggers and everyone else giving their thoughts and opinions on a specific product and brand. Much of which would be very mixed reviews.
The adult industry doesn't have that, because it's still taboo. Everyone consumes , but nobody is willing to make a YouTube video reviewing and critiquing the various sites. Performers and even professionals in the industry are even hesitant to do such things, due to the taboo and stigma.