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Inside Miami’s sex industry: Porn stars reveal how the internet is changing their business

Fusion goes inside the world of South Florida’s booming adult entertainment industry, where a quarter of the porn in the U.S. is produced. We follow five independent producers, ranging from a couple making homemade porn to a young female porn star navigating the treacherous waters of launching her own paid site in the age of free porn.

“Before I got into the industry, I was living in a garage. I couldn’t even pay my bills.”

“In a porn film, I make what I can make in two weeks—in one day.”

 

“My boyfriend knows this is a job.”

 

“The porn game right now is a tech game.”

 

“My family found out when I was already a year and a half into the industry.”

 

“There used to be a brighter line between pornography and prostitution.”

 

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Credits

Producer: Ingrid Rojas

Writers: Rayner Ramirez, Ingrid Rojas, John Michie

Editors: John Michie, Julia Soto, Ingrid Rojas

Director of Photography: Rayner Ramirez

Camera: Rayner Ramirez, Lauren Santa Cruz, Ingrid Rojas, Doug Forte

Executive Producers: Keith Summa, Rayner Ramirez

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Check out more of Fusion’s exploration of the increasingly diverse ways people are consuming—and producing—porn, from GIFs to live “camming” to teledildonics.

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