Over on my Forbes blog, SIN INC, where I dwell in the valley of vice, I consider "Why There's No 'Sopranos' About the Porn Industry." Apparently, Owen Wilson is developing a series in which FBI agents go undercover in the mob-owned porn industry of the '80s. Will it see the light of day? Here's hoping they don't hire James Frey to write the pilot.
The problem is that any TV show that attempts to faithfully represent the adult business has to show exactly what happens in said industry, and that is inescapably graphic. One could argue that violence is the money shot of “The Sopranos,” but in a TV series about porn, the hardcore aspect of its labor is difficult to dramatize. How do you shoot “porn” without it looking like porn? Well, you can’t.