The Internet Adult Film Database IAFD is an online database of information pertaining to, in United States , the pornography industry : actors , actresses , directors , studios , distributors and pornographic films. IAFD itself was started by Peter van Aarle, who had collected data on adult movies since , when he began keeping notes on index cards on adult movies he had seen or were reviewed in Adam Film World. The two exchanged databases and began work on a WWW -based database. Van Aarle later collaborated on this Web database with Ron Wilhelm, who went by the pseudonym of "Heretic".
After Wilhelm left the Internet to join the military, the site eventually fell victim to link rot. Vanzetti was looking for a project on which to teach himself on-line database programming using SQL Server, and this seemed like a natural fit, since they were both co-moderators of the newsgroup rec.
The beginning of brought the first steps towards the relaunch of the IAFD. Initially, search boxes only searched females, and data was restricted to movies released post In those early days of the IAFD I had made one stipulation: I did not want the movie info on movies before to be available.
The idea behind this was basically that if I would ever decide I wanted to do something commercially with my database it would be a good idea to keep the most valuable parts of it off limits. The data on older titles was clearly the most difficult to compile and very few people I ever talked to had much info on the older stuff, with a few notable exceptions like Jim Holliday , and therefore the more valuable part of the data.
The cut-off date of was a compromise to include at least the titles of Buttman , who was one of the most popular directors of the time. Van Aarle died on September 18, at the age of 42 from a heart attack. On March 1, , the IAFD rolled out information on over 18, gay titles and some 39, gay performers. According to the site, it contains entries on over , titles and , persons both actors and directors.
According to Vanzetti, IAFD adds about new titles a month and processes thousands of corrections—corrections that anyone can submit for review. If it's published by someone else, it might get added—we are skeptical of user generated sites since anyone can submit anything to them regardless of accuracy and then it becomes 'fact'. Otherwise, no data. We're not interested in linking your real name to your porn name, so if your real name appears on the site, we will remove it assuming we know what your real name is.
However, if your real name appeared on a boxcover due to a mix up in the Art Department, there's little we can do about that. IAFD gets "paid by sponsors for ad banners", and they "get an affiliate commission from products purchased" via the site. The site has been used as a reference by a variety of outlets that include newspaper articles, books, and research studies. The report also included site data, such as that it was visited by An editor at AVN magazine stated: "[it] underscores the fact that a lot of people not only like porn but want to research information about movies and performers.
On February 14, , a study was released by freelance journalist Jon Millward that sampled the data from 10, actors 7, women and 3, men from the site to, among other things, compile a profile of the "average porn star" as well as generate some statistics about adult industry actors based on IAFD data.
The survey was started in , with the researcher's first visit to IAFD. For comparative results, the study also cites Center for Disease Control and U. Census statistics as well as information from a Stanford University linguistics professor. The survey covers roughly a year span of the adult industry and presents statistics on categories such as age, race, state of origin, chosen screen name, biological data height, weight, hair color, etc.
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Retrieved 21 February Retrieved 31 December New York Magazine : 30— In , a data scientist named Jon Millward analyzed 10, performer bios on the Internet Adult Film Database and found that the 'typical' female porn star was not the fake-boobed blonde of the stereotypes but a five-foot-five-inch brunette with a B-cup.
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