28 February 2013

Porn Queen



Miss Delaware Teen USA has resigned after allegations that a porn video of her has surfaced on the internet.
Though previously denying any such video existed, Melissa King, 18, officially gave up her crown today.
A spokesperson for the Miss Teen USA pageant released a statement saying: 'I would like to confirm the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant has received a resignation letter from Miss King’s attorney.'
The video is believed to have been shot some time in June 2012. At the beginning of the video, a girl in a purple patterned dress who looks very like Melissa sits on a bed and answers questions from the man behind the camera.

It seems pretty clear that Melissa King is the girl in the porn video.  And I think it’s pretty clear that porn has gone about as mainstream as it can go.  Girls are now shooting porn simply to get some extra cash, and think nothing of putting their bodies on display for the rest of the world to see (though this should be expected from pageant participants).  What was once shamefully deviant transformed into “an alternative,” and will likely become a rite of passage.

In keeping with the above assertion, there is a fairly new type of porn genre that relates to college experiences.  The basic setup is that college students can earn cash if they film themselves having sex on camera.  By far the two most common subgenres are sorority hazing parties and coed college parties.  College kids think nothing of making orgiastic gonzo sex tapes and selling them to internet sites for viewing.  What’s intriguing is that the girls in these videos look like your average college girls, albeit on the prettier end of the spectrum (most of the girls performing on camera are in the 7-9 range, though there is the occasional 6; 5s and under, when they appear, have the good sense to remain clothed).

All of this points to something I wrote a while ago:

The girls who go into porn today do so basically because they enjoy sex and want to get paid for it.
 Or, to state it another way, porn used to be for women with serious psych problems. Now it’s for sluts.
 And really, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that seemingly normal girls go into porn these days. Between birth control, feminism, and the increasing sexualization of society, porn has evolved from a last chance for extremely damaged women into a semi-legitimate career path. And so, as porn becomes normalized within the culture, expect “normal” girls to become more prevalent in the industry.

As much as I hate to say it, it looks like I’m right.