Netflix's Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On trailer investigates porn in the digital age
Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer, and Ronna Gradus follow up 'Hot Girls Wanted' with a new six-part docuseries.
As a follow-up to Hot Girls Wanted, the Netflix documentary delving into exploitive practices in the amateur porn industry, producers Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer, and Ronna Gradus continue their journey with Hot Girls Wanted: Turned Up. As previewed in the new trailer, this new six-part anthology incorporates the narratives of those affected by porn in the digital age — both creators and consumers.
The footage highlights six true stories, from the woman who “literally can’t stop looking at that screen,” to the man who has a digital relationship in lieu of a real one, to the 40-year-old bachelor consumed by the immediacy of Tinder. “I’m in a room full of 300 people, but I’m on my phone. So, technically, I’m alone,” another subject says.
Turned On peels back the veil of those lives “affected by the explosion of the Internet where social media, pornography, and virtual relationships are all just a click away.”
“We cannot deny it, kids are watching porn at 11, 12, 13, 14, before they’ve even had their first kiss a lot of times,” Gradus told Deadline at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where Turned On premiered. “So this is creating their notion of what sex is and that’s not a good thing.”
All six episodes will be available to stream on Netflix beginning April 21. Check out the trailer and poster above.