I can’t think of a more divisive public figure than Belle Knox. Vladimir Putin, maybe? Barack Obama? The Pope? Stephen Colbert?
OK. Let me rephrase that. I can’t think of a more divisive pornstar than Belle Knox. Some people love her for her work. Some people hate her because she attends an Ivy League school. Some people love her because she’s promoting a message that porn can be empowering for women. Others hate her for being a faux-feminist and bonafide hypocrite.
Me? I don’t have any strong feelings about Belle Knox. Belle Knox’s pictures and videos are cool because she’s cute but they’re kind of boring too. I had a lot respect for Belle Knox for coming forward as the infamous Duke University pornstar, but then she leveraged that into a media blitz that caused her career to skyrocket. So ultimately, the respect I had for Belle Knox’s coming forward dissipated because it seems to me that the motivation for coming forward was not necessarily to empower women but to get famous and make more money. Not that getting famous and making money is a bad thing, we all trying to come up, but this perception of Belle Knox left me unenthused by her high-profile.
With that said, it doesn’t matter how you feel about Belle Knox because she is responsible for one undisputedly good thing: MORE COEDS ARE TRYING PORN. Fan-fucking-tastic.
Yes, after Belle Knox was outed as Duke University’s freshman pornstar, she was able to silence most of her critics by saying, “Do you have $60,000 for tuition?” And of course very few people just have $60,000 lying around, but taking your clothes off and having sex in camera a few hours a week is an easy and empowering way to get closer to paying off your student loans.
Mike Diaz, a strip club manager that recently hosted Belle Knox, said that the publicity surrounding Knox’s situation has caused his establishment to be flooded with applications from college-aged women. On top of that, porn site operator Colin Rowntree said he has also seen a spike in women contacting him to “to explore being in our movies as a result of all the Belle Knox media coverage.”
So you might not like Belle Knox, but she might have inspired a hot coed to become your new favorite pornstar. So you can’t hate on Belle Knox.
Our friend Kylie from Fapdu.com saw this post and raised a good point on Twitter.
Personally, I don’t believe that this spike of new talent inspired by Belle Knox will have much impact on seasoned veterans of the industry because in a few months the mainstream media and the internet will have totally forgotten about Belle Knox and coeds pursuing porn careers will prove to be nothing more than a fad.
Kylie, being the smart lady that she is, replied with this:
She’s got me there. Well done, Kylie! You beat Chico Dusty.
Obviously we won’t know how the influx of new talent (if there even is one) will affect the adult industry until it’s already happened. I doubt that the coeds Belle Knox has inspired are looking for longevity in the porn industry. Just a quick buck to pay their way through and move on to a new career (hopefully in their field of study). Ultimately, the quick turnover of coed pornstars might be a good thing since former-pornstars will be less stigmatized when they enter the work force because it’s normal. At least that’s what I’m hoping for if Kylie is right.
Either way, we’re dealing with a lot of unknowns and I’d love discuss the possibilities this influx of Belle Knox-copycats might have on the porn industry. So tell us what you think in the comments!
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