Lupe Fuentes and The Dark Side of Porn

Last week, the news that Lupe Fuentes (born Zuleidy Piedrahita) had been in connection with the corruption of a minor in Colombia exploded on the sex-related forums and blogs. Her products were tactically retired from vendors selling merchandise having her name. Her websites and social media accounts were shut down (at least for a few days – her last tweet was on March 20 and they were running when I wrote this post), and a lot of “fans” are now chastising her for recruiting young girls for porn.

Well, lets put the cards on the table. Lupe and her Spanish husband (ex-husband?) Pablo Lapiedra were connected to a video were a 16 years old Colombian girl from Medellin is performing under the false name of Estefania. This girl apparently appears in a total of 10 movies filmed in 2008 and she received a payment of 2,600 euros (or 6,855,900 Colombian Pesos at current exchange rate – 30 times the minimum salary in Colombia).

The connection to Lupe comes because some of the videos were distributed via websites under her birth name (zuleidy.com, zuleidylapiedra.com) and that were registered under her name. Colombian authorities have declarations having Lupe as a “casting agent” going to high schools in the Medellin area to recruit “talents”, and some of the videos show her “directing” and participating, therefore she has been accused by Colombian authorities on charges of prostitution and child pornography. According to LaPiedra’s lawyer, there is only one accusation against his client in Colombia and he has requested not to be extradited to Colombia because he fears for his life. (Source: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/Casting/porno/colegios/colombianos/elpepuesp/20110321elpepunac_16/Tes)

Now, lets take off our masks…

Do you like teen porn? Well my dear friend, if you answered yes, you are guilty of child porn too.

Why? You’ll say that you only download “legal” porn, that you NEVER would download or buy a porn movie were the talent is younger than 18 years old, that you… Sorry my friend, you are still guilty.

In the United States, porn is currently a mainstream industry. Porn actresses like Jenna Jameson and others had made mainstream movies and are seen in mainstream entertainment award shows and TV and radio  shows. We have even a widely publicized Adult Convention in Las Vegas every year! Porn is mainstream! But all that exposure is recent – it began in the late 1990’s.

The porn industry in the US during the 1970s and 1980s was based on prostitution rings dominated by organized crime groups. Most adult movies made in those years were financed by the mob as a money laundering activity. They had prostitutes, took some for the movies, the rest would go on the streets. They owned (directly or indirectly) the women, the distribution channels, the adult movie theaters, and the sex / peep shows. Perfect business. If you wanted to be in the adult entertainment industry, you had to deal with them. That was true until 1994 when the Web as we know it surfaced. After that year, anyone with a camera, a computer, and an Internet connection could become an “adult star”, giving birth to the early batch of Web  Stars such as Kat Young (one of those who looked as minors), Cassey, Raven Riley, Lia 19, and Kitty Yung (the Asian version of flat chested Lupe).

If you had ever being related to the prostitution “industry”, you know the basics of the business: the younger the hoe, the more the dough. We like our bitches to be young, tender, and with tight holes, therefore, the younger the girl, the more she will cost. Prostitutes everywhere know that once they hit 30, their value goes down the drain. That rule applies to the porn industry and they know it. As close as year 2002, the laws requiring adult companies having the records proving that their talent was of legal age were basically ink on paper – nobody was really enforcing them.

Usually, porn casting directors would pick girls in legal age of consent (16  / 17 years old in most states), doctored their papers and filed them, just in case. Based on the physical appearance only, it is almost impossible to know if a girl in that age range has 16 or 19 years. Put some makeup on a 15 years old and you get a 20 years woman. One legendary case was Traci Lords, who admitted ,after retiring, that she made her first porn movie when she was 15 – lying to the casting managers, showing fake IDs that stated her age was 20. “Child pornography” as we called it now, was rampant in the US porn industry until just 8 years ago and I am talking about “legal” porn here.

The case of Lupe in Colombia just brings back to light that dark side of porn that the younger generation (those of you in your 20’s) didn’t know.

I believe Lupe herself started to pose nude before her 18th birthday. I remember seeing some photos of her before I moved to the US (six years ago). If the data shown in Internet websites about her being born in 1987 is true, then the photos I saw of her 7 years ago (way before she got her fake melons) were taken when she was 16 or 17. At 19, she was already a veteran in Spain (using her real name), so you can think she had filmed “underground” videos earlier. She even admitted in interviews in Spain (back in 2006) that she knew her major attractive was, surprise, surprise, that she looked 15. The reasons for the big fake melons? Moving to the US and becoming Lupe Fuentes, she realized that she could get her website members in trouble since she looked as a minor involved in sexual activities (something considered as child porn in the US even if the talent is of legal age).

I will suggest the younger kids that write in the different forums to understand something before commenting: getting minors in porn is illegal (no excuse there), but is a common practice even in the USA. Fucking a tight, inexperienced girl is the fantasy of any hot blooded male – that’s why we have the trends of shaved pussies, schoolgirls, and pigtails all over porn. The smaller the girl, the bigger our dicks look and the manlier we feel. Is simple primal feeling – we want to be the first, the one who takes the prize, the best one.

Another thing you must remember – this happened outside the USA. In the USA, the minimum age of sexual consent is usually 16 years old. In Colombia that age is 14 (and it was 12 about ten years ago). In a country were jobs are scarce, the salaries are extremely low, and there is a major disparity in income, prostitution has become commonplace. Girls as young as 14 are selling themselves on the streets for 200,000 Colombian Pesos (about US $106 at current rate). A virgin will cost you a million pesos or just US $550. In Colombia about 25,000 minors are involved in prostitution and about 35% of them are in Medellin, were the investigation took place. This girl received US $3,700 as payment – sorry, but she was not a poor, innocent girl. She was already a professional and the fact that the investigation began because someone saw her movie and recognized her tells me she was used to sell herself. Factor in the political climate in Colombia and this is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ll be following up this story because honestly, there is something strange here and is not related to the minor…

Whenever we consume porn, no matter from what country, we are contributing to a series of events. I am the last person to say “Don’t watch porn!” because I love seeing a woman being fucked silly, but I will tell you to be aware of its Dark Side. If you are not willing to accept the heat, get the fuck out of the kitchen…

2 thoughts on “Lupe Fuentes and The Dark Side of Porn”

  1. Didn’t she come to the defense of a man being accused of child pornography for having her videos on his computer. I think she even testified in open court on his behalf.

    1. In fact she did. It was in a 2010 US Federal Court case in San Juan, PR. The guy was caught in the airport by US Customs with one of her DVDs after returning from Venezuela. His lawyer contacted her and she testified in court as a last resort to convince the DA she was not a minor.

      She is still wanted in Colombia for the child-porn case, but her lawyers had been able to delay the deportation process.

      She is basically retired from porn. She has a pop music band called the Ex-Girlfriends and her website has no porn in it: it is only about her band and beauty tips.

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