Louis Theroux - Twilight Of The Porn Stars

Louis Theroux catches up with some of the people he met making a film he made 15 years ago about the porn industry to see how they have fared over the years.

Louis Theroux - Twilight Of The Porn Stars

In the 90s Louis spent time at the hub of America’s adult entertainment industry – the San Fernando Valley in California – to find out if being a male porn star really was one of the best jobs a man could have. He also explored the psychological effects of performing one of the most intimate acts of human behaviour in public and on film.

Now he goes back to find out what has changed over the last 15 years – and finds the porn business in crisis. New technology allows performers to upload their own films and have direct contact with their fans and piracy of professionally made films is rife. Nobody wants to pay for porn anymore.

Louis catches up with some of the people he met before to see how they have fared over the years – and finds one has fled, one was sent to prison and another killed himself. He also meets some of the newer performers and finds out how they cope in a business that offers less money, more insecurity and more stress than ever before – and how that affects their relationships.