LOS ANGELES — Hussie Models, based in Miami, is the subject of the documentary "Hot Girls Wanted" which recently debuted on Netflix.
Produced by Rashida Jones and directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, the film takes a look at “the realities of the professional 'amateur' porn world and the steady stream of 18-to 19-year-old girls entering into it.” Hussie Models’ founder Riley Reynolds opens the doors of his agency to the cameras as his performers talk openly about their chosen profession.
“It was a unique experience,” Reynolds said. “I think the filmmakers made some very interesting choices in the way they presented the adult industry. I do need to thank Heather Kuzia who helped me get involved with the project.”
The filmmakers followed Hussie Models for a year documenting first-hand experiences of the talent, such as when actress Stella May revealed to her parents that she had become an adult actress.
"Hot Girls Wanted" was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The doc has also received mainstream coverage from outlets such as Vice.com, Variety, L.A. Daily News and Mirror.co.uk due in part to its less-than-glamorous portrayal of the industry.
Founded in 2013, Hussie Models represents more than two dozen performers including Ava Taylor, Gia Paige, Alli Rae, Jade Jantzen, Alaina Kristar, Adrian Maya, Dillion Carter and Brian Omally.