Mission & Goals

Everyone has an opinion about porn – it’s either good or bad, exploitative or liberating; it’s super hott, or it’s just plain nasty… when, in actuality, it’s more complicated than any one of these “either/or”s.

Just like real life, porn is multi-dimensional and complex, and every discrete element is also part of a wider socio-cultural past, present, and future. PVVOnline/Porn Valley Vantage engages these complexities, connecting the dots and offering readers a unique take on the adult industry.

Rather than an all-or-nothing approach, PVVOnline seeks to shed nuanced light on an influential yet extremely controversial, marginalized, and stigmatized industry. This is accomplished, in part, through rigorous consideration of multi-dimensional relationships existing between wider US culture and the adult production industry. PVVOnline is also committed to the following three goals:

1. accessibility – This blog is meant to be accessible, interesting, and informative to all parties curious about the adult film industry.

2. rigorous commentary – Although this blog is not “academic” per se, it is rigorous and situated in a place of informed critical commentary. Members of the adult community will be engaged directly and will have the opportunity to share their stories and experiences. All claims will be substantiated, and readers will be able to find references and/or more information about all topics discussed.

3. specific focus, wide breadth – This blog addresses all issues impacting, shaping, and related to the adult production/entertainment industry including (but not limited to): critical commentary on incidents and issues with the potential to have significant impact on adult content production, the deconstruction of industry myths, in-depth consideration of a wide variety of adult content, and providing a more nuanced look at industry insiders and institutions.

By engaging all aspects of the adult industry, this blog (and Dr. Chauntelle’s work in general) seeks to provide readers with an ever more nuanced look at porn and the community that works to create it.

Just think about it – PVVOnline: critical commentary on adult production, bridging the gap between porn and you!

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