Channel 4 commissions Generation Porn

Generation Porn, a landmark Channel 4 documentary trilogy from the award-winning producers at Story Films, will explore the influence of the modern internet porn epidemic through the people who watch it, star in it and control it.

The cyber porn industry has exploded. Online giant Porn Hub reported that in 2017 it catered to 28.5 billion visitors - or 800 searches per second. In fact, online porn sites create more internet traffic than Netflix and Twitter combined.

How did we get here? And what is the impact of porn on our attitudes and relationships?

This bold and timely series weaves present tense narratives from across the world showing the growing impact that free, easy-to-access porn is having on the lives of adults and kids.

As well as those who watch porn, we’ll meet those who work in the industry and learn how the new porn world is rapidly changing what producers demand from porn stars.

The series will also meet those trying to cash in on the porn ‘Gold Rush’ and the on-line giants dominating an industry said to be worth $100bn globally.

Series Director, Philippa Robinson said: “Through the characters we meet, the juxtaposition of stories and the key exchanges Generation Porn will illustrate how the porn industry exploded and the consequences for all of us.”

Commissioning Editor: Charlotte Desai

Series Director: Philippa Robinson

Executive Producers: David Nath & Peter Beard

Kiera Godfrey