The power of free: It's hard out there for a porn star

Times are tough. but when Savannah Stern, the star of Naughty Office 12, Nylons 4 and at least 350 more adult movies, has to trade in her Mercedes for her parents' old Trailblazer you know the porn industry has experienced a little shrinkage.

The Los Angeles Times followed Savannah around to her $300 cocktail job and a 35th anniversary celebration for Hustler and found out that she's not the only porn star who's struggling to get by.

Surprisingly the culprit in the pornography downturn isn't the recession. Even though it has played a role in the adult entertainment industry's woes, it's far from the leading lady.