Rashida Jones dipped her toe into the Documentary pool, and belly flopped instead.
Hot Girls Wanted explores the porn industry and how hundreds of people are getting sucked into it, for all the wrong reasons…all just to make a quick dollar without thinking through the consequences.
While Jones successfully shows tactics used by “Talent Agents” to bring girls in (including “Free flights”) she fails to make the viewers take it seriously.
She tries to tug at our heartstrings while showing families find out about their childs’ decisions, but fails to make a real connection to the audience of why we should care for these girls. As the girls themselves say:
I make $800 in five hours, why would I go back home and make $8.25 an hour?
From girls on their first day to models who’ve done it before, this documentary explores their introduction and lives within the industry.
The idea is there, and this can definitely be the start of something to make tighter laws and have more people feel the guilt and shame associated with the industry, as well as the lack of money truly made, but the execution and finish are a failure. Overall it’s a 4 out of 10.