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A new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted , follows young women as they are maneuvered into being "amateur" porn performers, then discarded by the business within a matter of months. Hot Girls Wanted focuses on year-old Tressa, a high school cheerleader and good student who leaves her parents in small-town Texas to go to Florida and work in porn. Variety's Geoff Berkshire says it's "an eye-opener for parents ," which I can't help feel misses the point. But in his coverage is an important part often missed: that technology and communications are the medium that helps young people make dreadful mistakes. At a time when self-esteem is determined by likes, friends and followers, the quickest way to boost a social profile is through sex appeal. The New York Times' Mike Hale says the documentary doesn't manage to reconcile two viewpoints within it , "respecting the right of their subjects to make the choices they do while abhorring those decisions.
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