Porndemic: Sex in the Digital Age investigates the world of Internet pornography, a multi-billion dollar industry whose explosive growth knows no bounds. A tidal wave of hardcore images saturates the net, beyond the control of law enforcement, politicians or parents. Children and teens are consuming pornography in ever-greater numbers, and the industry has spawned an entire generation of cyber-sex addicts. The cameras journey to California’s “San Pornando” valley, where viewers meet old-guard porn king Larry Flynt in his penthouse perch, a cyber-porn mogul at his sprawling multi-million dollar ranch, a backstreet bondage superstar and a porn agent promoting his latest discovery. Porndemic: Sex in the Digital Age also explores the future of porn, including virtual online sex pioneered by a Vancouver company.
The documentary also reveals an epidemic of porn addiction from teenage cell phone users to a British Columbia oil executive who belongs to the fastest growing self-help group in the world—Sex Addicts Anonymous. As one sex therapist concludes, “the Internet is the crack cocaine of porn.”
Porndemic: Sex in the Digital Age is written, directed and produced by Robin Benger, produced in HD-TV by Christopher Sumpton and Robin Benger, edited by Greg Hopen, with music by Donald Quan. The documentary was produced by Cogent/Benger Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credits.
Porndemic puts faces and personalities to the extraordinary profitable business of pornography today. Porn has quietly reinvented itself on the world-wide-web, becoming more mainstream and culturally embedded every day.