Washington, D.C. (AP) The hottest porn stars are in town, and some are getting a lot of attention.
But the hot, sexy, hardcore stuff is just a tiny fraction of the hottest content being produced in the nation.
“We have a very high porn concentration here,” says Lauren Mays, the president and CEO of the Pornhub Media Group, a Los Angeles-based company that manages some of the country’s biggest porn sites.
“A lot of these girls are from the city and they’re coming in to be a part of the community.”
The porn industry is in the spotlight again after last week’s massive raid on a home in Washington, which resulted in the arrest of at least two members of the House of Representatives, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also was among those arrested.
Cantor was among three House Democrats indicted last week in the House Select Committee on Ethics, a joint investigation into the 2016 election.
Both Cantor and Pelosi are expected to plead guilty in the next few days.
Mays says the House probe has uncovered a wide variety of high-end porn sites, including some in Washington and New York, that are “getting a lot more mainstream.”
“There’s more mainstream stuff being produced and being put on the web,” she says.
“You’re seeing more mainstream porn.”
While many of the sites that have exploded online are located in Los Angeles and New Jersey, Washington has its own “top dog” in the industry.
It’s been a hotbed of porn for decades, with the likes of “The Real Housewives of Washington,” “Jersey Shore,” “Sex and the City” and “American Idol” being among the most popular shows there.
Mimes and women’s magazines were common fare on these shows, as were the more risqué and exotic titles like “Dirty” and the “Hotties.”
Mays notes that the porn industry has also developed a reputation for “shocking violence,” which is why she believes the high-quality content will be a big draw for women in Washington.
“This industry is a safe place,” she tells The Associated Press.
“Women are able to come to the place and they are able a place that’s safe and is respectful of the body.”
May says the biggest issue for porn actresses is that the industry has become too mainstream, making it harder to find the kind of content that they enjoy.
“You have a lot, a lot less, than you did 10 years ago,” she explains.MAY says the industry needs to be more accessible and accessible for everyone.
“We’re still working on getting that back to what it used to be, but we need to get it back in touch with women and families and children,” she adds.
But while porn has its detractors, Mays sees an opportunity to diversify the industry, which she says is struggling to keep up with the digital changes.
“I think it’s a positive thing, because you’re seeing so many girls out there who are really into these kinds of things,” she points out.
“The people who have done the best work in the last 10 years have the most to do, but that’s the reality.”