Please could you help settle an argument between me and a friend.
We have opposing views on a potential business idea that would help raise money for charity.
Create a brand of porn called ‘Ethical Porn’ where everything is done by the book in a Fair Trade sort of way, actors are all drug and disease free, no animal abuse, no defecating into a cup, etc. and they are directed by established mainstream directors such as Quentin Tarantino. Millions of people around the world would want to see a porn film directed by Quentin Tarantino and a percentage of the profits would go to charity.
For example, if the film was made available for download at £2.99 and 10 million people round the world bought it with 20% going to charity, that would be £6 million to charity off just one porn film. There could be many parts/sequels to these films raising more money for charity.
The branding of Ethical Porn is to make it appeal to mainstream audiences around the world and to not seem seedy or perverted.
Quentin Tarantino and other directors may not want to do it. However, if you said to them here is a real directing challenge for you, to stamp your mark on a well established genre and help make loads of money for charity, I think some would accept the challenge.
It’s just an idea and there are lots of things that could wrong, like with any business idea, but do you think it has mileage or is it just silly nonsense. Please vote below.