Take a moment to think about the internet for a moment. New websites are popping up every second. Its size can never be calculated, only estimated. There are sites for movies, music, sports, videogames, television, hard news and anything else you can possibly think of, but trumping them all is pornography. Making up approximately 37% of all websites, there's no power on the world wide web bigger than sex. But how did the story originate? How was this idea cultivated? It's quite a strange story and one that George Gallo tells in his new film.
Apple has premiered the trailer for Middle Men, a film that chronicles the creation of online porn. Set back in 1995, Luke Wilson plays Jack Harris, a businessman who discovers an incredible business opportunity when he meets two drug addicts (Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht) who have stumbled on to an idea: take naked pictures of women, upload them to the newly-forming internet, and charge men to look at them. The idea not only revolutionized the pornography industry, but birthed internet commerce as we know it. Things quickly spin out of control, however, when corrupt politicians, Russian mobsters and the FBI get involved and things begin to get dangerous. It appears to be filled to the brim with sleaze and debauchery, but it also looks like it could be a whole lot of fun.
Check out the trailer below or in HD over at Apple.
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