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Published on Feb 25, 2015
HOT GIRLS WANTED, a documentary about the amateur pornography industry, is shared by directors Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. We talk to the filmmakers about infiltrating the amateur porn industry in Miami, porn recruiters using the internet and Craigslist to lure “the girl next door,” and being on set for real porn shoots, in this special BYOD interview hosted by Ondi Timoner.
FILM INFO & GUEST BIO: HOT GIRLS WANTED is a first-ever look at the realities inside the world of the amateur porn industry and the steady stream of 18 to 19-year-old girls entering into it.
Jill Bauer, Director, Producer, and Sound Operator, is also the director and producer of the documentary SEXY BABY (world premiere Tribeca, 2012, broadcast premier Showtime, Best Film by New Directors at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival). Bauer, formerly a writer for the Miami Herald, is a Hearst and SPJ award-winning journalist, and has also written and edited for Esquire, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, and launched Smart Kid, a national parenting magazine.
Ronna Gradus, Director, Producer, and Director of Photography, is also the director and producer of the documentary SEXY BABY (world premiere Tribeca 2012, broadcast premier Showtime, Best Film by New Directors at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival). Gradus is a former staff photographer for The Miami Herald. Among her many assignments at the newspaper, she was sent to Cuba and covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is from Brooklyn.
EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 00:01 Welcome to BYOD. 00:20 Introducing HOT GIRLS WANTED directors Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. 00:50 Infiltrating the amateur porn industry in Miami. 02:20 The power of the internet and Craigslist in recruiting “the girl next door.” 06:00 Experience filming on porn sets. 09:10 Cultural causes and effects of porn. 11:20 Gaining access to the doc’s main characters. 15:10 Thanks and goodbye.