Digital Journal — You’re staying at a hotel and feel like watching a movie using on-demand video. But you’re feeling a tad randy so you decide to check out a skin flick. Little do you know this hotel offers video of live sex through its pay-per-view service.
If an adult entertainment industry insider predicts correctly, this scenario will be reality in the near future. According to the New York Times, Gregory Clayman, the owner of the live-action company Video Secrets, anticipated selling not just videos in major hotels, but also images of porn stars having sex live over the hotels’ entertainment systems.
“We feel that live, right now, is coming of age,” Clayman said during a panel discussion at Internext, an annual trade show for sex entertainment industry producers. “We are planning to make the jump to hotel rooms.”
In light of computers and TV sets continuing to marry their services together, Clayman believed live-action sex would find a home in on-demand services in hotels. Sex is just sex, perhaps, but real-time sex would allow customers to text-message performers to engage in certain acts, as some websites already allow.
Clayman’s company and its competitors are eyeing a lucrative market. Americans spent $1.6 billion US last year for on-demand and pay-per-view video, according to media research firm JupiterKagan. Close to a third of those sales were for adult films.
But the fly in the soup is a big one: Hotel chains would probably ignore any requests to include live-sex in their on-demand offerings. The skin flicks currently available are often softcore, and to suddenly allow customers to buy wild live-sex videos would be too huge a jump for the industry. In fact, would the religious right even allow a millimetre of this idea to come to fruition?
Not likely. Which is why Clayman is dreaming right now, even if he’s hopeful the hospitality market will profit from this move. Can you picture Four Seasons airing Moulin Splooge for the visiting exec?
That would open a Pandora’s box of controversy, especially if adult-film companies produced a porn flick called Pandora’s Box.