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Hot Girls Wanted: Rashida Jones “lifts the veil” on porn industry in new Netflix series

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Rashida Jones has spoken out about how she wants to “lift the veil” on the porn industry in her new Netflix documentary series, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.

The six-part series, which drops on Netflix today, is a follow up to her acclaimed 2015 documentary film, Hot Girls Wanted, which took an unapologetic look at the industry.

The controversial new series explores a whole host of issues relating to the porn industry, including sex, technology, dating, race and gender politics.

It also forces viewers to consider their own relationship with both porn and the internet as a whole – which was one of Jones’ intentions.

“I think it’s good to cause waves because it means people are talking, especially with this issue where there is so much to talk about and so little real conversation happening around it,” she told the Press Association.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Jones, who has starred in TV series such as Parks and Recreation and The Office, produced the new series, while Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus served as directors – the same all-women team who created the original documentary.



Explaining why they decided to create the new series, Jones said, “We had our fair share of push-back from within the industry and outside the industry and I think we wanted to answer the question ‘what other stories are happening around and dealing with porn and technology and sex and intimacy?’”

Brilliantly, she added that they had invited their critics to be involved in the new series, but “nobody took us up on it”.

A still from Hot Girls Wanted

Jones now hopes the documentary series will give people a chance to take a closer look at the notoriously secretive porn industry.

“The intention was to lift the veil, pull the curtain back on the industry, that really thrives from secrecy,” she said. 

“The more people who want to be involved in the narrative, the better.”

You can watch the trailer for Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On below.

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