This week, I sat down with award winning porn editor Rhonda Ovalman. She's 24 years old and openly loves the industry. Rhonda is part of a generation that has grown up with porn.
Here's the cool part: When Rhonda thinks about porn, she thinks about making the world a better place. She said that she can't imagine reaching a larger demographic than the people who watch porn.
Then I had an aha moment. Porn is one of the universal languages, which means it has tremendous power. Because of easy access to technology, she believes that porn will evolve and expand over the coming decades. Porn, she says, is begging for transformation.
I was curious what she didn't like about the industry. Her biggest problem is the lack of real human connection. She's hoping to link hard core and human connection together in her own work, especially since porn is our sex education.
She points out that for the most part, performers fuck because they are paid to, not because they have a relationship outside of the set. This creates an disconnected dynamic that doesn't excite her.
Here's where it gets interesting. Porn is empowering to Rhonda because she enjoys speaking so openly about her love of porn. She also loves the energy, the excitement that's created on the set while shooting porn. The fact that porn follows standard forms bothers her.
I'm excited to see more from her because her goal is to create product where people will still be getting paid for sex, but will also have human interaction that's not purely fictional.
I'm looking forward to that.