Actress Rashida Jones wants to 'lift the veil' of secrecy around the porn industry

Character in Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

Hollywood actress Rashida Jones says she wants to "lift the veil" on the porn industry with her new Netflix series, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.

The star says she wanted to look at people's online relationships but insists the show isn't a hatchet job.

"The intention is not to present this skewed, manipulative story or to get people to not enter porn," she says.

"The intention was to lift the veil, pull the curtain back on the industry, that really thrives from secrecy."

Rashida Jones

The six-part documentary is the follow-up to Rashida Jones's 2015 documentary, Hot Girls Wanted.

It tells six stories about people whose personal lives have been affected by the explosion of the internet and now have issues with intimacy or disconnection.

It also looks at how teenagers have a different persona online than they do in their private lives.

People in the new Netflix series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

But the documentaries haven't been popular with the US porn industry.

"I think it's good to cause waves because it means people are talking, especially with this issue where there is so much to talk about and so little real conversation happening around it.

"We had our fair share of push-back from within the industry and outside the industry and I think we wanted to answer the question, 'What other stories are happening around and dealing with porn and technology and sex and intimacy?'

Another woman in the Netflix series

"There is a lot more to talk about, we didn't want to stop there.

"We reached out to all our critics and asked if they wanted to be involved in the series. Nobody took us up on it."

Rashida Jones is the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton and has starred in films like The Social Network and The Muppets as well as the US version of The Office.

Two women who appear in Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

The 41-year-old says sexual images in pop culture are now everywhere but she's still surprised by how young people present different sexual personas online.

Rashida Jones also says that dating apps like Tinder have changed attitudes towards romance, making people feel more distanced from the people they're supposed to be connecting with.

The poster for Hot Girls Wanted

"I think that there is a truth that people are seeking that they're not getting because of it," she said.

"It's easier to mask your own desires, to be selfish, to ghost people, to treat people with disrespect because you don't feel connected to their feelings and don't feel responsible for the outcome of your date or your relationship.

A cam girl in Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

"[Also] I feel like millennials are very comfortable with the idea of having this persona, especially for girls in the sex industry online.

"For girls who cam, they can decide who they are and it doesn't have to have anything to do with who they are in private. I'm endlessly fascinated by that."

A character on Hot Girls Wanted

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