Sex sells. And if this article’s headline is anything to go by, it’s selling like hotcakes. Set for streaming across Hulu, the ABC News Original, OnlyFans: Selling Sexy will dive into the rags to riches story that is the female-empowering online platform that gained its most significant boost from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Allowing millions worldwide to maintain an income by ‘Selling Sexy’ the documentary aims to examine the massive movement that pushed the once relatively niche site into the mainstream of adult entertainment to become what some call the Instagram of porn.
Unlike Wall Street where the sage-wisdom has always been: if everyone is talking about it, it’s already too late to join. OnlyFans and its platform have managed to empower individuals worldwide to start selling sexy. Examining “the voyeuristic and profit-making world of the online platform OnlyFans,” ABC News will follow amateur creators Tyson Dayley, Wynter Mosely, and Kirsten Vaughn on top of professional entertainers such as Griffin Barrows, Silvia Saige and Cardi B. Also featured in the revealing doco is Bella Thorne, who after only one month on the platform made $1 million.
Focusing also on the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ABC News will investigate the explosion of subscribers with 3.5 million more sign-ups, plus 60,000 content creators hitting the site since March 2020, according to Bloomberg. While there were many more individual subscribers looking for a distraction, the increase in content creators demonstrates the entrepreneurial drive of many faced with the consequences of the pandemic, i.e. unemployment.
Digging into how the choices these OnlyFans creators “have to make as they increase their fanbases and income while facing the real-world impacts and stigma surrounding online sex-work.” According to one creator in the trailer, “anyone can come in from the ground floor and start making money.”
With a total user base of 85 million, more than one million content creators, and a 2020 revenue of $2 billion, we guess the only thing to ask is, “where do we sign up?” OnlyFans: Selling Sexy premiered Wednesday, February 10 on Hulu.
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