Mr. Skin is a Real Website…Who Knew?
Once again, I have underestimated human nature’s obsession with sex and nudity. My little naive self actually thought that the bums in Knocked Up were the only people who thought they would be able to make money off of a silly website idea featuring celeb’s private parts in all forms. They had a sudden reality check when their hopes and dreams were killed by an already existing site…Well, it turns out that fantasy site is, in fact, a real website (mrskin.com) that saw a 35 percent bump in visitors when the movie was released. But, the New York Times reports that it definitely was not struggling previous to the movie publicity.
Just last year MrSkin.com had a revenue of 5.3 million dollars! What blows my mind is that most of this money comes in from subscribers who pay 30 dollars a month to access the site. Really?? Maybe my current unemployed frugal status causes me to react very strongly to that statistic.
And to quote the head honcho: “We don’t care about cinematography or great acting or anything like that,” Jim McBride, who favors the title chief sexecutive officer, said on the phone from his company’s Chicago offices. “We’re concerned about the nudity — who’s naked, and what they show.” NYT
Hey, at least he’s honest. Although the website categorizing itself as a a “movie reviewer,” may be pushing it juuuust a little.
But, this little internet venture is just one more strong example of the ‘sex sells’ principle. This company has made a killing on providing easy access (no pun intended) to millions of horny viewers who want to cut right to the chase of a movie, aka naked bodies, and goes to show how anyone can make a living out of what they love…