is expressing concern with a new Utah law
requiring adult sites to verify users’ age in a first-person essay for Rolling Stone
, “When You Try to Watch Pornhub in Utah, You See Me Instead. Here’s Why”.
The adult film megastar, who recently wrote another article
for the magazine, “Why I Chose to Appear in Netflix’s Controversial Pornhub Documentary,” explores the myriad issues with Utah’s new legislation, as well as a potential resolution.
“The state launched a new law requiring users to verify their ages via uploading their licenses or other invasive procedures,” she writes. “In response, Pornhub blocked Utah residents from streaming videos on their site. When they log on, they see a public service announcement where I explain the problem with the law. Grown-ass men are struggling to get around my PSA, but I assure you teenage boys are not…they understand how to use a VPN to evade any current content restrictions.”
Since VPNs allow users to change their IP address location, “Teens can evade Utah’s ID requirements in seconds, far shorter than it takes to even watch my PSA… nobody wants to ban minors from watching porn more than me, but Utah’s law fails to address the problem.”
DeVille’s resolution is a simple one: “We need smartphones and computers specifically created for minors which block all forms of adult content, not just porn. If parents gave their children these devices, they would know that their kids weren’t looking at porn, even when they’re busy at work.
“Politicians should have solved these problems and found better ways to protect our children decades ago, and the adult industry would have supported their actions. Adult entertainment companies and porn performers hate minors watching our content. We also understand the internet better than anyone. After all, everything from streaming to chatbots to video chats began with our industry. Why not listen to our solutions instead of those of old politicians who’ve never heard of VPNs?”
ABOUT CHERIE DEVILLE:
Cherie DeVille is one of the adult industry’s most accomplished and respected models, film stars and content creators currently in the business, with more than 12 years and 1500+ sizzling onscreen credits for top studios such as Evil Angel, Girlfriends Films, Penthouse, Jules Jordan Video, MissaX, Mile High and Brazzers, where she is currently an exclusive contract star – to her name.
Hailing from Durham, NC, and of French-Canadian descent, DeVille’s journey to success has been marked by her diverse skill set and achievements. In her youth, she was actively involved in horseback riding, ballet, band, cheerleading and swimming, even working as a lifeguard at 16 before earning degrees from the University of Hartford and the University of Saint Augustine and becoming a licensed physical therapist.
DeVille is also recognized as a thought leader in the adult creator space, contributing political columns and candid interviews to media outlets such as The Daily Beast, The Hill, Yahoo, Rolling Stone, New York Post, Associated Press, Barstool Sports and controversial Netflix documentary Money Shot: The Pornhub Story, as well as an Adult Performer Advocacy Committee board member and Cam Model Protection ambassador, with the goal of elevating her industry’s practices and community. She has also won several prestigious awards, including 2023’s AVN MILF Performer of the Year and XBIZ Performer of the Year.
The 5’4 leading lady, who currently lives in Los Angeles with her partner and dogs and plays Dungeons & Dragons and swing dances in her spare time, continues to fuel her success and inspire those around her through an unwavering dedication to her craft, colleagues and many legions of fans who have supported her passions and extraordinary body of work over the years. To learn more about Cherie DeVille, visit linktr.ee/CherieDeVilleXO
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