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From Totally Under Control director Suzanne Hillinger, Money Shot: The Pornhub Story explores the history of the explicit video platform and goes into the moral contradictions involved in user-uploaded pornography.

Throughout the one-off film, which arrived on the streaming site on Wednesday 15th March 2023, viewers hear from a series or performers, MindGeek employees, journalists and lawyers, including porn script writer Noelle Perdue, content creator Gwen Adora and pornographic actor Asa Akira.

As the documentary airs on Netflix, read on for everything you need to know about the Money Shot: The Pornhub Story's cast and the key figures who feature in the film.

Money Shot: The Pornhub Story key figures

Along with Pornhub corporate employees and journalists, some well-known performers also feature in the film to discuss the rise of the site and its major controversies.

Who is Noelle Perdue?

Noelle Perdue
Noelle Perdue Netflix

Throughout the film, we also hear from former Mindgeek employee Noelle Perdue. MindGeek is is a Luxembourg-based, privately held company with Canada as its centre of operations that primarily focuses on pornography. They own Pornhub.

Noelle reportedly has a background in computer programming, but chose to pursue a career in the world of world of action pornography around 2016-2017, saying in the film that she simply Googled: "Porn script writer is that a job?" She found out it was, applied and was later hired at Mind Geek's head office in Montreal.

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She worked here for three years as either a writer, producer, talent acquirer (for Pornhub’s branch Modelhub)

Speaking in the film, she says: “Most people think Pornhub is the biggest or most visited porn site on the internet, which in terms of brand recognition is true. It’s the one people talk about when they talk about the porn industry, but MindGeek is a hilariously boring office space; gray carpet, gray cubicle, open-concept kind of thing. It was really just like wo rking at a tech company.”

It seems Noelle still works in the porn industry, but she is now a freelance writer, producer, and historian. She currently resides in her hometown of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

Who is Wolf Hudson?

Wolf Hudson
Wolf Hudson Netflix

Wolf Hudson is a Dominican American film director, street dancer and pornographic actor whose videos have been viewed over 100million times on Pornhub.

Hudson began appearing in adult films in 2006, and a year later decided to make it his full-time career.

Who is Siri Dahl?

Siri Dahl
Siri Dahl Netflix

Siri Dahl is a pornographic film actor who appears in the Netflix film. Dahl has worked with Pornhub for many years and is an ambassador for She has over 415,000 followers on Twitter and is well known in the porn industry.

Since 2012, Siri has appeared in more than 200 films. In 2015, she took a five-year hiatus from her adult film career, before returning to the screen in 2020.

Who is Natassia Dreams?

Natassia Dreams
Natassia Dreams Netflix

Adult actress and model Natassia Dreams is a verified Pornhub member, who speaks candidly in the documentary.

On the official Pornhub site, her bio reads: "A strong, passionate woman, whose confidence and creativity rivals the power of her insatiable libido. As a member of and advocate for the Black transgender community, Natassia celebrates individuality and self-expression by sharing a deeply intimate connection with fans from around the globe."

Who is Cherie DeVille?

Cherie DeVille
Cherie DeVille Netflix

Cherie DeVille is a pornographic film actor and verified Pornhub star with over 3.8million followers on Instagram. She hails from North Carolina, USA.

Since making her debut in the adult film industry in 2011 at the age of 33, Cherie has appeared in over 400 adult films.

Speaking about the film, Cherie told Rolling Stones: "Money Shot wasn’t perfect, but it will stream on a major platform, where it will further dent the false narrative about the porn industry.

"For that reason, I’m ultimately grateful I spoke in Money Shot. And I won’t stop speaking up.”

Who is Asa Akira?

Asa Akira
Asa Akira Netflix

Asa Akira is an American pornographic actress and adult film director. As of May 2016, Akira has appeared in over 505 adult films. In 2013, she became the third Asian performer to win the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award. Akira hosted the 1st and 2nd ceremonies for the Pornhub Awards.

In 2014, Asa published her first book Insatiable - Porn: A Love Story, which covers her life as an adult film star. It was named one of New York Post's Best Books of that year. Her second book Dirty Thirty: A Memoir was released in 2016.

Asa welcomed her first child in February 2019 with her husband Sean Moroney.

Who is Gwen Adora?

Gwen Adora
Gwen Adora Netflix

Gwen Adora is a content creator and verified Pornhub member. In 2022, she won her first adult industry award.

Adora started making content in 2016, writing a sex blog under a different name, before moving to Pornhub in 2018 where she releases video content.

Gwen and fellow Pornhub advocator Asa Akira were caught in the crossfire of one lawsuit, launched in July 2021, which accused the company of "racketeering" and served papers on the women for being "agents of Mindgeek" paid to spread "disinformation".

Who is Allie Knox?

Allie Knox
Allie Knox Netflix

Allie Knox is a verified Pornhub member, with 8k followers on Instagram.

She reportedly joined Playboy Live as a camgirl in September 2014 when she was 24-years-old. Since then, she's continued to work in the porn industry and as well as being a critically acclaimed erotic movie star, is a proud cam girl, a clip artist, model, content creator, and a producer focusing on nearly all aspects of the industry.

Who is Mike Stabile?

Mike Stabile
Mike Stabile Netflix

Michael Stabile III is an American journalist and documentary filmmaker best known for his work in and about the sex industry.

Lawyers and journalists

Michael Bowe
Michael Bowe Netflix

As well as those who work in the sex industry, Money Shot: The Pornhub Story also features interviews from a series of lawyers and journalists including lawyers Dani Pinter and Michael Bowe, and journalists Martin Patriquin and Nicholas Kristoff, who published an opinion piece back in 2020 for The New York Times, titled The Children of Pornhub.

Money Shot: The Pornhub Story is available to stream on Netflix. Check out more of our Documentaries coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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