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Gay Porn is an Industry in Recession

Published: 25/11/2015

Gay porn isn’t as profitable as it once was. The internet may have made accessing porn more convenient for viewers, but for studios and stars alike its arrival has proven costly. Both are struggling against the proliferation of free online content, budget videos and piracy, as well an influx in social media-savvy amateurs, ready to do more work for less. Studio budgets are dwindling, the rates of stars falling. For those involved in the production of professional gay porn, it paints a grim picture.

“I almost feel like it’s a recession-type thing where it will filter down and there will be no money left for porn and a load of studios will shut up shop,” says JP Dubois, porn star, award winning director and co-owner of UKHotJocks. “It’s definitely a tougher world for everyone – the performers and the studios – in that nobody makes as much money as they used to, as there is so much free stuff going around.”

 

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