Netflix Snags Porn Documentary 'Hot Girls Wanted' From Producer Rashia Jones & It's Important To See

Continuing to diversify their content, Netflix optioned a documentary produced by Rashida Jones that premiered at Sundance this week. Hot Girls Wanted is a documentary that seeks to expose the exploitation of the amateur porn industry. The film was produced by Jones and directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus who consulted with the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research. Jones, Bauer and Gradus said of the newly struck partnership with Netflix, which will stream the documentary:

Netflix is the ideal partner for us; not only do they understand this film but they’re the perfect platform to reach the many people who need to see it.Netflix shares our passion for sharing a story that no one wants to talk about but that needs to be discussed. We can’t imagine a more dynamic partner than Netflix.

Jones is no stranger to advocacy; among her many philanthropical causes, she works with the International Rescue Committee to aid refugees. Hot Girls Wanted is her first public advocacy for women's rights in the sex industry. She's chosen capable partners: Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus worked together on the 2012 documentary Sexy Baby — which is also available to stream — that takes a glaring look at the oversexualization of girls in the age of digital media. The website for Hot Girls Wanted describes the film shortly as " a first-ever look at the realities of the professional 'amateur' porn world and the steady stream of 18-to-19-year old girls entering into it."

It is an encouraging trend to see more original or provocative content being made possible by Netflix. Recently they just closed a four-picture deal with the Duplass brothers, independent content that might not been funded otherwise. This documentary might be too controversial of content to be aired on television, making it all the more necessary and fantastic for it to be available for streaming.