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OnlyFans: Selling Sexy

By Marina Gordon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sex-, nudity-, and money-positive docu is eye-opener.

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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Sex is shown vividly. I had sex with my kid whatever,

As long as your kids know what sex is, like whatever. Teens have sex, get drugs. A teachers is shown having porn in a hot tub, with a 13 year old girl. I mean whatever. Daddy gets fucked up anyway. They say ass, bitch, and penis, vagina. Shit is not used, but sex is widely shown.

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It's not news that people are willing to pay to see sex and nudity; the fascinating aspect of this five-year-old "Instagram of porn" is how much control the content creators have over their business. A year ago, most parents probably hadn't heard about OnlyFans, but when pop stars and a former Disney Channel star associated their names with a platform, people paid attention. The documentary does a cursory but decent job of covering the history and 2020 breakout of OnlyFans, and the five creators featured are clear that they earn good money and like being entrepreneurs who have to be their own CEO, CFO, marketing department, and talent.

The ABC News documentary is less than an hour long and doesn't dive deeply enough into the OnlyFans world. The five creators profiled are all successful adults, and most concede with a shrug that their boundaries keep moving to make more money. Another documentary, #Nudes4Sale from the BBC in 2020, paints a darker picture. Research conducted by the BBC looked at 7,728 profiles advertising "nudes4sale" or similar on various platforms, not just OnlyFans -- a third of Twitter profiles appeared to belong to an underage individual and many of those used OnlyFans to share their content. It would be illuminating for ABC News to follow up in a year to see how the platform and the creators have evolved.

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