The podcast focuses on the porn industry, but deals with the topic in a way that almost all TV documentaries on pornography fail to do. Ronson and his team argue that the difference is in the fact that it isn’t ‘judgemental or salacious’, and it takes a deliberate step away from the presentation of the industry as sleazy.
The documentary-maker also considers the separation between pornography and the porn industry – a separation which one of the ‘tech guys’ at MindGeek’s headquarters describes as ‘healthy’ in his discussion with Ronson, but one which results in employees being distant from the people whose work is being pirated for their profit, and which can prevent porn performers from being seen as real people.
Ronson humanises the porn performers he talks to, and highlights the huge array of hypocrisies within the world of pornography. This is a truly engaging and insightful podcast which is, in Ronson’s words, only ‘sort of’ about porn, and is well worth a listen even if you’re dubious about the subject matter.
|What||Jon Ronson's The Butterfly Effect podcast: Live Show|
|Where||Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX | MAP|
23 Oct 18 – 27 Oct 18, Five nights only
|Website||Click here to book|