The Sex Factor is like The X Factor for porn

JAKE CLELAND
Last updated 10:50 03/06/2014
Sex Factor

THE SEX FACTOR: The "talent" show sees hopefuls vying for $1 million and the chance to appear in a scene with porn star Belle Knox.

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For the past half century, talent shows have been a fixture of television, and never more so than today. What they've all lacked, from Young Talent Time to Top of the Pops to American Idol, is sex. At least according to the benefactors of the latest contest, The Sex Factor.

Conceived at the 2014 AVN Awards (the Oscars for porn stars), The Sex Factor will feature eight guys and eight girls, all vying for the grand prize: US$1 million dollars and the chance to appear in a scene with porn star Belle Knox.

All 16 contestants are amateurs, but will receive tutelage during the series. Similar to the way Joel Madden spouts platitudinal nonsense at hopeful young singers on The Voice, except instead of a piano he'll be leaning on, like, a casting couch. "Well, you have a really big d**k, so I'm expecting a really good show," Lexi Belle offers. There's no way this couldn't be amazing. The professionals also include Tori Black, Remy LaCroix, and Keiran Lee

The trailer is awkwardly hilarious. Porn stars are notoriously bad actors and their wooden delivery of their pre-written lines guarantees that The Sex Factor will be about as transparent as the condoms the American porn industry is fighting against having to use. 

Incredibly, this is not the first talent show for porn stars. Jenna Jameson once had a show called American Sex Star in which a panel of judges, including Ron Jeremy, rated women like they were at a cattle auction. It's profoundly uncomfortable and you can watch it on PornHub. But watch the trailer for The Sex Factor first, if only because it looks almost quaint by comparison.

The Sex Factor will air online some time in the American fall. Obviously we'll keep you updated because seriously, how could we not?

-The Vine

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