Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals

Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals ★★★½

As much a critique of late capitalism as a look at the "start-up"-ification of the pornography industry by faceless, Silicon Valley fucks, Ovidie's Pornocracy plays out like a documentary version of Assayas's increasingly prescient Demonlover, as she paints a confronting portrait of our contemporary pornography production and distribution model; Pornography is little more than an asset to create traffic, increase market share and tumble money, with performer's identities erased and autonomy removed from traditional stakeholders within the industry, placed instead in the hands of a few anonymous financiers.

There's moments of moral panic scattered throughout and some arguments feel less well rounded, but at its core, Ovidie's Marxist analysis of the current state of economics in the pornography industry is shocking stuff and depressingly transferrable across a number of other sectors.