Sundance: Netflix Acquires Doc 'Hot Girls Wanted'
The documentary tracks the dark downfall of an amateur porn actress career.
Netflix has nabbed the documentary Hot Girls Wanted.
The streaming service picked up worldwide rights to the film, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Netflix plans to make it available in 2015.
"I am so proud of this movie," said producer Rashida Jones. "Netflix is the ideal partner for us; not only do they understand this film, but they're the perfect platform to reach the many people who need to see it."
Hot Girls Wanted exposes the amateur porn industry and one girl's mission to leave her small town behind for fame and fortune. To her surprise, she faces the dark reality of the dangers of the internet.
The film is directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, who are also producers on the project. Jones and Brittany Huckabee are attached as producer on the documentary, with Abigail E. Disney, Barbra Dobkin, Gini Retiker, Chandra Jessee, and Geralyn Dreyfous on board as executive producers.
"Jill and Ronna have exposed a shocking world of hope and heartbreak," said Netflix vp of global independent content Erik Barmack. “The filmmakers gained unprecedented access into a world never documented until now, and we are proud to bring their unflinching work to a global audience."
In her review, THR film critic Leslie Felperin called the doc a "rigorous, timely study" that is "carefully constructed so as to not further exploit the participants."