At her "Future of Porn" talk at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, Cindy Gallop's sense of humor shines through immediately. Referring to the fact that the former Vice President was speaking in an adjacent room at the same time, she laughs with the audience: "Guys, can I say how grateful I am that you have chosen not to do Al Gore but to do me."
In fact, laughing at the absurdity of life plays a large role in the very likable persona that Gallop has developed in recent years. She pulls no punches about her affection for dating much younger men. Likewise, the makelovenotporn website that she has developed celebrates the imperfect possibilities of real-life sexuality (as opposed to the unattainable perfection of the actors and airbrushed images that dominate adult content). Gallop's goals with her ambitious online project are by no means modest -- she wants to disrupt and re-invent the business model of the billion dollar porn industry one home-made video at a time.
Spend an entertaining hour with this remarkable woman by watching the full video of her fast-paced presentation at SXSW 2013. Or, click here to see other videos from other digital creatives who spoke at this year's event.