Watching porn has never been as easy. Even extreme, hard-core images are just one click away – accessible by anyone of any age.  But with so many young people now exposed to pornography, how’s it affecting our relationships?   Is sexual fantasy taking over from reality?

To find out we’ve taken three self-confessed porn obsessed men – two straight guys, Jonathan and Kevin, and Danny who’s gay - to the heart of the porn industry in Los Angeles to meet and then date their ultimate fantasy, their favourite porn stars. 

Arriving in California they’re anticipating the trip of a lifetime. They don’t yet know that as well as meeting their porn idols they’ll also be exposed to a much darker and less glamorous side of porn.

Will it burst their bubble and begin to shift their attitudes? 

For each it turns out to be a journey of self-discovery.  Seeing their porn idols in action on set is enticing, even though the sex is mechanical and devoid of emotion.  But then on their dates they meet the real person behind their porn idols and discover they are not what they seem. 

The gay star turns out to be straight, the blonde bomb-shell is a career woman, and the sultry brunette is in real life entirely monogamous.  And when each shares their thoughts about the value of real and lasting relationships, it’s a big surprise for Jonathan, Kevin and Danny.

But it’s when our porn-obsessed trio visit a low-end porn studio and witness a casting conveyer belt of wanna-be pornstars that they really begin to question their views.   And their doubts only deepen when later they witness a deeply degrading porn orgy which is being transmitted live on the internet.  Two of them found it exploitative and disturbing. But the tipping point for all is meeting an ex porn star and hearing her harrowing story. 

For three British men Date My Porn Star turns out to be a much more challenging and significant journey than they could ever have imagined.