For someone like her to need the approval of someone like them is an apocalyptic admission of neediness that's depressing to think about.
One expert talking head argues overdramatically that being an adult star cuts you off from all personal ties.
Asia Carrera talks about enjoying the chance to have sex with some good-looking guy and get paid for it, but Shelley Luben now an anti-porn crusader clearly experienced many of her scenes as rapes.
Really, based on this documentary, the problems porn workers encounter seem like problems lots of workers encounter: abusive working conditions, inadequate or more often non-existent pensions, and lack of options.
But it's not necessarily different in kind from the antipathy and contempt that workers in general face.