Pornography has long helped drive the adoption of new technology, from the printing press to the videocassette. Now pornographic movie studios are staying ahead of the curve by releasing high-definition DVDs.
They have discovered that the technology is sometimes not so sexy. The high-definition format is accentuating imperfections in the actors â€” from a little extra cellulite on a leg to wrinkles around the eyes. ...
â€œThe biggest problem is razor burn,â€ said Stormy Daniels, an actress, writer and director.
Anyway, I've been predicting for a while that computer-generated actors will be branded like modern movie stars and eventually replace them. With star "participations" being the primary cause of movie non-profitability, it's only a matter of time before real-life brand-name actors are eliminated almost entirely... or their salaries are competed down, anyway. (A "participation" contract appears to simply mean that stars get a percentage of a movie's gross receipts, even if the movie loses money. CG actors won't have that sort of clout or greed.)
Just as pornographers are first-to-bat with HD video, they may also be first to jump on the CG bandwagon. Argument against: pornography actors are cheap compared to movie stars and it may cost more to replace them with CG than to just hire more.