Agreed, Latinist. I've talked with female porn stars who I'm pretty comfortable don't feel exploited and are in a position to turn down work if they do. I'm not a prude and clearly neither is Cara. Like her, I'm interested in and not (at first hearing--need to research more) opposed to porn for those sexually attracted to children, that does not in any way involve actual children. There's plenty of room for nuance in a sex-positive worldview.
But Klein seemed to be saying, "Well, it's all about how you want to see it and what you choose to take away from it." And, no. Some interpretations are a lot more natural than others for a given video. Cara was the only one in the discussion who could talk as a woman about finding some of the standard porn tropes humiliating towards women, and her concerns were swept away with a pretty broad brush. I find the, well, money shot particularly interesting in that regard, because I think it is often there not to represent typical sex or typical fantasies, but to tell the audience the sex is real an industry-specific way, where other climaxes won't quite do. So are women being depicted in a humiliating way for a very technical reason that goes beyond general market whims? I think there's a lot to be said about that but it wasn't where Klein wanted the discussion to go.
I wouldn't mind hearing more 'soft sciences' interviews, but I'd hope the rogues would take a more critical stance than the guys did here.
I wish I had more to say about the rest of the episode. ;-) Easy science or fiction. Yay potential sepsis treatments. Yay supercapacitors.