Susan Sarandon thinks she can save porn

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In Susan Sarandon's latest quotable from Cannes, we learn that she's already got her post-acting career planned out.

The Timesreports that she said the following when speaking about her history working with male directors during sex scenes:

I have threatened, in my 80s, to direct porn. I haven't watched enough to know what the problems are. Most pornography is brutal and doesn't look pleasurable from a female point of view. So I've been saying that when I no longer want to act, I want to do that.

Great, sure. But Sarandon should know that she'd be joining a growing cohort of female directors making porn pleasurable for women — and that, in some ways, the porn industry may even be ahead of the mainstream film industry when it comes to opportunities for female directors. Five women (out of 15 total nominees) were nominated for Best Director at this year's Adult Video News awards — by comparison, none have been nominated in the same category at the Oscars since 2010.

During her Cannes discussion Sarandon said, "A lot of people know what's in the middle. But what makes a sex act really interesting is how that first touch happens, how that first kiss comes." Many female porn directors are already doing that.

Take Bree Mills, who runs the all-woman studio Girlsway. Mills specializes in crafting elaborate, episodic story lines that culminate in sex that feels genuine. And she's hardly alone — earlier this year, the Cut published a short profile of Stormy Daniels, an incredibly prolific director who also stars in her full-length feature films.

On the bright side, Sarandon still has 11 years before she's an octogenarian — which is plenty of time to get caught up on her porn-viewing.

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Susan Sarandon arrives at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Susan Sarandon and Jack Robbins attend the Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2016 SAG after party hosted by Absolut Elyx at Sunset Tower on January 30, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Susan Sarandon and Jack Robbins attend the Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2016 SAG after party hosted by Absolut Elyx at Sunset Tower on January 30, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Actors Michael Keaton, Susan Sarandon and John Slattery pose during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actresses Susan Sarandon (L) and Eva Amurri attend the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Susan Sarandon speaks onstage during the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actresses Kate Winslet (L) and Susan Sarandon speak during the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Susan Sarandon presents an In Memoriam tribute at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actors Rami Malek and Susan Sarandon attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Eva Amurri, actress Susan Sarandon, director Jack Henry Robbins, and actress Kristen Wiig in the audience during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Actors Claire Danes and Susan Sarandon attend the Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2016 SAG after party hosted by Absolut Elyx at Sunset Tower on January 30, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_012 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
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