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“Netflix’s new documentary “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” is ostensibly a series about the intersection of sex and technology, but its main focus is the treatment and experience of women in the porn industry. Now, at least four sex workers feel the show itself has exploited them — by allegedly featuring them without their consent and, in one case, outing a performer’s real name.

The series, co-produced by actress Rashida Jones, is a follow-up to the 2015 documentary “Hot Girls Wanted,” which cast a highly critical eye on the amateur porn industry in Florida. The sequel paints a more complex picture of the broader adult industry, interviewing feminist pornographers and a do-gooder talent recruiter, but it remains focused on issues around objectification and empowerment. That makes the allegations against the documentary series especially relevant.

Tracy Clark-Flory is a senior staff writer at Vocativ covering sex, gender and relationships. She is a former staff writer at and has contributed to Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Men’s Health and others.

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