Porn “disruption” makes Stormy Daniels a rare success in increasingly abusive industry

AP/Damairs Carter

AP/Damairs Carter

Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, rocketed to fame recently by challenging a non-disclosure agreement tied to the US$130,000 payoff she received to keep silent about her alleged sexual relationship with the president.

As a result, Clifford has secured numerous mainstream media appearances, including a recent interview on “60 Minutes.”

Journalists and interviewers universally call her a “porn star.” While it’s true that she was a performer and has now become a successful producer, her story is exceptional. The vast majority of women in the industry suffer abusive working conditions and don’t progress to real careers.

We — a sociologist and a business professor — have been studying the world of porn for years, chronicling how internet-fueled disruptions in the industry are causing conditions to further deteriorate.

“Corporatization” of porn

Well before her entanglement with President Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels was a well-known name in the porn industry.

Unlike most performers, who rarely last more than six months on the set, Clifford has appeared in more than 250 films since 2000. In 2002, she …read more

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