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adibou

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#1 16 years ago

Richard Corlis- TIME Here's a little statistic that means a lot. In hotel rooms where pornography is available, two-thirds of all movie purchases are for pornos; and the average time they are watched is 12 minutes. The image instantly summoned is of the traveling businessman who wants a smidge of sexual exercise before retiring, but who is too tired, timid or cheap to summon a call girl. He cares little about whatever niceties of dialogue or mise-en-scene the movie may contain. He seeks only a brisk hand job, self-applied, then clicks off the TV, and so to bed. Someone I know, on hearing of this archetypal businessman, wondered, "What did he do the other seven minutes?"

Pornography is big business: an industry that earns an estimated $57 billion worldwide annually —$20 billion just for adult movies in the U.S., where some 800 million videos are rented each year, according to Paul Fishbein, the founding president of Adult Video News. "And I don't think that it's 800 guys renting a million tapes each," he told CBS News. Fishbein means that the phenomenon can't be simply a big-city, left-wing perversion; a good many of those renters, those consumers of hotel porn, have to be red-staters. Which is why, among all the cries in favor of traditional values and against naughty TV, you haven't seen many county sheriffs or G-men forcing the old smut peddler do a perp walk. Porn doesn't affront contemporary community standards. It is a contemporary community standard.

There's a lot of porn out there. But nobody's calling it art. Or even, technically, film. (The industry has been virtually all-video for a couple of decades.) Porn is a commodity, with no more pretension to art than the most mindless kiddie show. For the weary businessman it's just a combination Viagra and Ambien.

Interesting?? Is porn a contemporary community standard? I think it is. What do you think?




Nemmerle Advanced Member

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#2 16 years ago

Porn is a combination of this race's three favourite things; fucking, money, and fucking people over for money. These things have been with us in one form or another for longer than Mozart or Bach, so yeah, I guess it is contemporary.




LIGHTNING [NL]

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#3 16 years ago

Funny how in the US 800,000,000 porn (2.67 times as many as it has citizens) tapes are rented each year, but when you show a boob on TV all hell breaks loose.




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#4 16 years ago
'LIGHTNING [NL']Funny how in the US 800,000,000 porn (2.67 times as many as it has citizens) tapes are rented each year, but when you show a boob on TV all hell breaks loose.

Lol yeah:lol: I hate living heresad%20%28frown%29.gif




Miltonmonkey

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#5 16 years ago
'LIGHTNING [NL']Funny how in the US 800,000,000 porn (2.67 times as many as it has citizens) tapes are rented each year, but when you show a boob on TV all hell breaks loose.

You should of seen the 2004 super bowl...




AegenemmnoN Advanced Member

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#6 16 years ago

i saw a commercial for (Italian TV i think) TV in Europe....you see this car get read-ended and this girl gets out of the car, totally naked.... i mean totally. you see a front back back shot.

she was hot too.. but that is beside the point. the point? Italians dont need pron. they only need commercials. :p




Mihail Advanced Member

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#7 16 years ago

I'm surprise that many people still rent porn, I thought the internet would naturally beat out video rentals in america.




AegenemmnoN Advanced Member

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#8 16 years ago

Mihail, are you saying there is PORN on the INTERNET?!!? they, being the internet heads in charge, would allow no such smut on this clean information super highway! sir, i do not believe you and your trashy talk!!




Mihail Advanced Member

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#9 16 years ago
they, being the internet heads in charge, would allow no such smut on this clean information super highway!

Whois in charge of the internet? Bill Gates? Al gore?




AegenemmnoN Advanced Member

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#10 16 years ago

the people who host sites and sell domain names. also ISPs.