By the standards of the day these were not considered porn, but rather mainstream releases.
When users request such movies, I close my eyes and I add them. Sometimes I avoid adding a poster if it's too explicit.
Think Corinne Cléry and Udo Kier in "The Story of O" or Keith Carradine and Susan Sarandon in "Pretty Baby".
Those movies are already in the database, as well as the Russ Meyer films, the Tinto Brass films, the Joe d'Amato films, etc...
Until now I haven't been inundated with requests of this type so it's fine. In all these years I've only had to calm down a user or two.
Take Faster Pussycat for example
All the movies you talk about are already in the database.
Just a thought, but have you ever thought about setting up something so users can add a movie directly to your DB? That would eliminate a ton of time consuming DB work for you.
Maintaining the database can't rely on automation. The database would be fucked up in no time.
how about a privilege based system where a few admin users can also add movie requests.
With admins or contributors, I'll inevitably spend a ton of time communicating with them. Maybe they won't live in the same time zone as me, maybe we'll have arguments, etc... I can assure you that I can't be more effective than I am right now doing all by myself. Those are blessed times for me as a developper and I quite enjoy it. Maybe someday growing will be inevitable and of course I'll be glad when this day arrives because it'll be a good sign, but it'll also mean a difficult transition. Delegating is great but it's hard. Handling payrolls, taxes, insurances, premises, financial pressure, etc... oh boy, I'm in no hurry. For the moment I'm fine working lean on my modest niche app with nothing to distract me. I'll wait as much as possible before changing scale. For example, I'm well aware that the day I can afford hiring a second developper to work with me on the app, it won't mean that the app will improve twice faster, very far from it!
it would grow your database a whole lot faster and make it more complete.
I think the database is growing fine. It's quite complete. If a user happens to be missing a movie, the request system is there to correct that omission. As you can check, there's not that many requests each week, and a lot of them I would have added on my own anyway. Take a closer look at the database and I doubt you'll find a lot missing.
Regardless, I will probably still give your software a try really just to see what it's like.
I hope you'll like it as it is, maybe you'll have some suggestions, but asking me to change everything from the ground up would be unrealistic