ageism / porn / women

Why Don’t Aurora Snow’s MILF Confessions Elicit Sympathy?

I just read Aurora Snow’s Confessions of a Porn MILF in The Daily Beast, which judging by the comments, seems to have raised quite the stir.  In the article, Aurora plainly chronicles her journey in the adult entertainment biz from barely legal, to over-the-porn-hill at the ripe age of twenty-four. In response to which, many readers seem to have the opinion—what did you expect, Aurora? And I suppose, sure, she could have seen it coming like a hangover after five Cosmopolitans, but somehow we humans often don’t. Aurora didn’t seem to be trolling for pity and so I was taken aback by the many unsympathetic opinions expressed by the readers of TDB. After my experience with the hubby filming twenty-four-year-old MILFs, ageism in porn doesn’t surprise me anymore. But it once did. Twenty-four, after all, is still relatively young–even for casting a mom role in Hollywood. Alas, this in the world in which we live and nobody sheds a tear for the once-was super model either. We common-folk simply drink the younger-is-hotter Kool Aid and grunt to the gym after our day jobs.

I was happy to hear that Aurora has decided to capitalize on her evolving roles in adult films and move into directing. But I can’t help wondering, do consumers really care whether they are watching a nineteen-year-old,  a twenty-four-year-old, or a twenty-eight-year-old for that matter? I’ve no doubt that the dollars and cents answer is: they do. And yet show me a lineup of twenty-something gals in schoolgirl outfits (an often preposterous look that seems to kill men’s brain cells faster than Crystal Meth) and I’m not sure they could tell you the difference. Hmmm, that’s not a bad idea actually. I feel a photo shoot coming on. Shouldn’t be too hard to get hubby on board… Anyway, I for one think the age standards in porn are worth a serious re-think. Power to you, Aurora. Over and out.

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5 thoughts on “Why Don’t Aurora Snow’s MILF Confessions Elicit Sympathy?

  1. Pretty sure Aurora was drinking the ‘Younger is Hotter Kool- Aid when she got into the industry’, hence the lack of Sympathy. Also, not sure I’m ever going to picture the Susan Sarandon of Porn. Is that wrong?

    • Well, there is definitely a niche market for old Suse. But I’m more questioning the transition from barely legal at 18 to over the hill at 21. And personally I know some smoking hot thirty-somethings…

      • Well indeed! As do I. Of Course. And I suppose another important question is doeas the audience condition the industry or does the industry condition the audience? Everyone always blames the industry….

  2. Good point. It’s a two way street. Lucky for me there are porn producers that reflect my taste and their films aren’t categorized “barely legal.” Off to the free market. Ta, ta!

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