PLEASE MOVE TO ADULT SECTION... POSTED HERE IN ERROR, MY FAULT, RUSHING.
A few observations of that subject-
It appears that there's always been a complex or even symbiotic relationship between the porn industry and mainstream cinema...
Mainstream filmmakers have often 'borrowed' kit from their neighbour who makes a different kind of film by the poolside. Careers have been kick-started in this way!
A recent interview suggested that the people who work in the porn industry are more friendly and approachable than those operating in mainstream Hollywood, perhaps this is because a certain level of hypocrisy has been removed... who knows.
The porn industry seems to have kept California revenues up, the State is broke however... I once came across an interesting book on porn and the drugs economy in California, the revenues were extraordinary.
Since WWII, Japan has increasingly polarised with the USA, Japan's output of porn may in fact outstrip that of the USA, it's certainly very high...
Without the porn industry, no VHS, and so no videos in most family homes. Innovators in more ways than one.
The dark underbelly of the film industry is porn but strangely, it always seems to surface or manifest itself, if even only obliquely, in mainstream cinema. It's as though 'porn' is never very far away.
Sometimes it appears to be a case of the 'mainstream appropriating or tacitly acknowledging the porn industry' ,at least on some level, but it fears to tread there or pay it any genuine recognition, and yet it's a thriving multi-billion dollar business and in many cases, also both legal and endorsed.
American Pie, Mulholland Drive....
What's going on?