Hustler producing Sarah Palin adult film spoof: "NAILIN' PAYLIN"

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  1. mmbb says:

    Lauren, you don’t seem like the kind of person who would want to censor freedom of speech or expression.

    Don’t like the movie? Don’t buy it or watch it.

  2. Earth Man says:

    Script excerpt!!!

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/10/sarah-palin-porn-film.php#more

    PALIN: God almighty! You are hung like a moose. Now I have to eat ya!

    JOE: I’m bigger than a moose. Do you have any contraceptives?

    PALIN: It’s okay. I already took a morning-after pill.

    JOE: Um, are you sure it works that way?

    PALIN: Are you asking me if I know what a morning-after pill is? Because I totally do! I’ll get back to ya with specifics.

  3. Earth Man says:

    Ok, that plot summary had me laughing for like ten minutes. “…Explains a big bang theory even she can’t deny!” Hahaha! I must be a sexist!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What’s wrong with a porn parody of Sarah Palin? She is a very attractive woman! And there is certainly nothing wrong with that!
    How sanctimonious can so many American’s be! Honestly, I think Hustler’s idea of a spoof is hilarious.
    But there are so many people today in America who take sex so seriously. Inevitably it’s associated with misplaced religiousity and bigotry which leads to sexual repression of one kind or another.
    This is the twenty-first century! This parody has nothing to do with the diminution of women in our society. In fact, it is a celebration of the wondeful and beautiful sexuality of women.

  5. jbang says:

    I’ve seen some gay porn “spoofs” of American male politicians. The sad fact is that 1) male porn is generally for gay men (well, most porn is made for men) and 2) even as a gay man I’d sooner bang Palin than McCain or Bush. Obama? Maybe.

    I’m never really good at gauging how sexist things are, but this… well it’s Hustler. You have to wonder how deep BB’s distaste for Palin runs to be prompted to promote Hustler, of all sites.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m appalled by her nomination, her existence and I really really hope the US gets it’s act together and has a decent voter turnout to make sure she doesn’t have an iota of power over our troubled planet. But this… meh. Seems out of step with what should be here. But horses for courses, and all that shit.

  6. Lauren O says:

    Don’t like the movie? Don’t buy it or watch it.

    Oh, you can rest assured I won’t. I will, however, criticize it. That’s just in my own self-interest. As a woman, I want to be judged by my merits, not by my gender or my looks, and I’ll do what I can to defend that right for every woman, even if it’s a woman who I really really hate, like the most in the world. Any movie that reinforces that kind of misogyny makes my personal world a more difficult place to live.

  7. MrMonkey says:

    She was selected because she was 1. a woman (to take votes from the Hillary supporters) and 2. she’s a pretty woman. Why not attack her on that?

    Um, because attacking someone for being a woman diminishes all women? I agree that she was selected as a VP candidate for those reasons and that she has absolutely no qualifications for the position.

    I don’t think she’s being attacked because she’s a woman, per se; I think the criticism is that she has no qualifications for the position. And I don’t see why picking her for VP just because she’s a woman is any less demeaning than attacking her for same (which, again, I don’t think is the case).

    Lauren, would you feel comfortable accepting a job you weren’t qualified to do if you knew you were hired just because you had a pretty face?

  8. Jezrael says:

    I agree with Lauren.

    I can’t for a minute believe that anybody would think that this is legimatised because of Palin’s
    beliefs and policies. What a freak-show culture we live in.

  9. Biscuit4 says:

    Big bang theory! I didn’t even think of that! Nice one dude.

    Hey Earth Man? What does legimatised mean?

  10. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    JBang, nobody’s “supporting” Hustler. Xeni thought it was a funny story.

  11. sonny p fontaine says:

    thank you mrmonkey

  12. IamInnocent says:

    Now, which one do I dislike the most ?
    Palin or Hustler ?
    So tough to decide…

  13. Anonymous says:

    YES… THANK YOU TO WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THIS MOVIE!!! SHE IS SOOO HOTT AND I COULDNT THINK OF ANYHTING HOTTER THEN THAT THREE-WAY.

  14. baker2gs says:

    I dont know if this is for the same “film”:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/adg/836109998.html

  15. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Everyone: can we please not overuse (by which I basically mean “use”) boldface? This kind of thing only escalates.

    Jackie31337: You asked for it, you got it:

    Joe Biden: Ten Times More Boneable than Sarah Palin.

  16. Lauren O says:

    Look, I hate Palin as much as the next person (really, she absolutely makes my blood boil), but this is awfully sexist and demeaning. Can’t we just criticize her for her insane policies and unhinged beliefs? I seem to have missed the porn spoofs of George Bush and Dick Cheney – or maybe they weren’t made because we don’t do this to men? This is just making fun of her for being a woman, or for being a pretty woman. Tearing people down for their gender or looks is not quite incisive political commentary.

    • Antinous says:

      Lauren,

      There’s Bush and Cheney porn out there. If you encounter it, your mind just expels the memories and forms a scar around the hole. If you haven’t noticed, heterosexual porn does not require the Y chromo to be attractive.

  17. absimiliard says:

    I think we’re overreacting.

    TFM makes it pretty clear this isn’t a political satire or a spoof. It isn’t being made to influence or criticize anyone.

    It’s a porno.

    It’s being made for two reasons as far as I can read. 1. To give folks who think Sarah’s hot something to get off to. And probably more importantly . . . 2. To make money for the producer of the flick.

    Now personally I can’t stand Sarah Palin’s positions, and I think she’s woefully underqualified for the position she’s running for, much less for the Presidency itself. But I’ll admit I think she’s charming, and totally hot.

    -abs might, or might not, let his wife know but he’d totally watch a porno featuring a Sarah Palin character, and being mid-western he even finds her folksy character and accent sexy too

  18. Not a Doktor says:

    People still pay for porn?

  19. absimiliard says:

    Errmmm. I mis-typed. Should have said TFA for The F*&!@#ing Article instead of TFM, for The F@*&!%$ing Manual.

    Sorry.

    -abs hates when his mind isn’t working very well despite having a cup of coffee this morning, today he’s blaming being woken up all night by alerts, tomorrow his excuse could be very different

  20. dietcokehead says:

    Hey, Xeni, the link for Susannah Breslin goes to some spam site — her blog’s at reversecowgirlblog.blogspot.com.

  21. Cuddly Wolverine says:

    I’m a woman, and I’m offended by demeaning sexual stereotyping and sexist behaviour, but the concept of ‘Nailin’ Palin’ has had me laughing since i heard about it.

    Yes.. it is Sexist.. but it’s INANELY, HYSTERICALLY and HARMLESSLY sexist.. I mean.. it’s ridiculous AND funny. The woman speaks with forked tongue and maybe a little nonsense is just what she needs. The ‘Sarkozy’ punking where the Canadian Comedian said, ‘I ‘ave zeen your biography! (meaning this film).. ‘it is very edgy!’ Come on.. we need humour in the face of incredible controls and darkness being applied to our lives by those who (if they had won) would try to reduce and control our freedoms (not to mention dig up the planet looking for fossil fuels). I think all is fair in love and war.. and this was war.

  22. Jezrael says:

    Legimatise – a form of leg exercise

    Legimatise – The feeling of being so confident in one’s typing ability that one doesn’t feel the need to preview one’s posts.

    Legimatise – ahhh forget it…

  23. Gilbert Wham says:

    Well, ‘actress who looks like Sarah Palin (or, at least, is wearing some glasses) shooting a porn movie’ isn’t the same as ‘woman getting violently raped’ by a long shot. Not even if you disagree totally with porn.

  24. Tamu says:

    #3: Thank you, Lauren. Another one for Shakesville‘s sexism watch.

    I’m tired of people feeling sexist behaviour is funny or ok just because it is someone that is unpopular or because you don’t agree with something about them. Besides there are a hundred ways to attack her views (especially because they are unsound), you don’t need to take it along gender lines.

    Sexism hurts everybody.

  25. Purly says:

    I don’t think it’s sexist I think it’s funny.
    I mean the woman took part in swimsuit competitions!

  26. kaiza says:

    I wasn’t aware that Hustler was in the business of incisive political commentary.

    If I wanted to be flowery about it, I would say that Hustler is in the business of fantasy-fulfillment. And now there is an attractive female in a position of power. It’s a smart assumption that this is someones fantasy – probably a lot of mens fantasies. Also, ‘sexist and demeaning’ probably covers a large percentage of the porn market. I won’t give examples, but seriously, the market positioning is dead on.

    This whole ‘both sides of the issue’ crap is nonsense. If Bush and Cheney were handsome, youthful men then there’s a good chance there would have been a porno (gay or straight) of them. But they aren’t, so there isn’t.

    People expressing their own opinions are entitled to being biased, and are not required to represent the other side fairly.

  27. lewfr says:

    I don’t understand why BB would give Hustler one microsecond of sun. Jesus!

  28. Willie McBride says:

    This whole ‘both sides of the issue’ crap is nonsense. If Bush and Cheney were handsome, youthful men then there’s a good chance there would have been a porno (gay or straight) of them. But they aren’t, so there isn’t.

    Many years ago I actually saw a Bill Clinton spoof porn (Italian, realized in the Czech Republic or in Hungary).

  29. Anonymous says:

    I just hear a bunch of no-fun overly sensitive types. This is what porn does, as other commentators have pointed out that their is Bush (of course!) and Cheney porn. I’m glad that BoingBoing brought this to my attention. Thank you.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Le sigh.

    As distasteful or offensive most people find Larry Flynt to be, he’s done a lot for Free Speech in this country.

    “The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.” – H L Mencken

  31. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Gilbert Wham: very true.

  32. Wigwam Jones says:

    Is this Boing-Boing or Boink-Boink?

  33. wolfiesma says:

    Don’t make me barf.

  34. Tom Hale says:

    As an admirer of Sarah Palin, I’d love to see a spoof porn video. Though in my fantasies, she merely moans and breathes heavily – I couldn’t cope with her accent screaming for more during sex.

  35. minTphresh says:

    i think the title should just be ” Im-Palin! the musical” with ron jeremy as “big” john mc anal. he can sing, can’t he?

  36. mhlaxp says:

    Will she be the Cougar to my Maverick? She already seems to have the Cougar thing well in hand.

    “Oh, yeah, baby, I’d love to help you land, always happy to talk you down… oh yeah, mmm, too much of that and I might have to eject…”

    It practically writes itself.

  37. Johnny Cat says:

    I’m just going to type Porn and Sarah Palin here to try and attract more Googlers to this awesome site.

  38. MrMonkey says:

    Oops… Sorry about the boldface. I can see that italics are for quoting other posts, and I was just trying to use something different to quote a post that quoted another post. Next time I’ll use a blockquote or some such.

  39. Michael Canfield says:

    I guess the video is already out because I found a review of it from Rich Lowry:
    “I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.”

    I didn’t even know the National Review covered porn!
    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NDYzMGFiNjQ0MWRjNmI0ZTlkYjgwZTExMjA3MWNiZTk=

  40. reginald says:

    umm … apologies, that should be the better known SANDRA Bernhard! Don’t tell her or I am dead.

  41. jackie31337 says:

    DaedalusAloft @ 20: “Which would you rather see, ‘Nailin’ Paylin’ or ‘Ridin’ Biden’?”

    Is there a word for a sound that’s a cross between a laugh and a groan? Whatever you call it, that’s the sound I made when I read that. Then I got some very unwelcome mental images.

  42. syncrotic says:

    Fantasy fulfillment? I doubt it. Palin is, at best, a moderately attractive woman… for her age. I’d wager that there are maybe a half-dozen people, total, in the US whacking off to the idea of her.

    This is just ruthless mockery of a political sleazebag who stands in direct opposition to everything that Larry Flynt has spent his life defending. That, and theme porn with a catchy title sells very well to the more mainstream porn buyer, so this should make THREE MILLION DOLLARS.

    In any case, I can’t think of anyone whose caricature I’d rather see getting fucked in the ass than the semi-competent bible-thumping book-censoring creationist nimrod who may yet end up continuing America’s descent into the dark ages.

    Not because I think some good old fashioned buttsex is degrading or anything, but because it’s plain simple mockery that satisfies the spiteful side of me. Don’t think of it as metaphorical rape or anything… think of it instead as a burning in effigy, but funnier.

  43. jso says:

    #3

    This is a valid attack on Palin. Why? Well, name one valid reason she was selected as VP. Maybe her extensive foreign affairs experience. Or perhaps it was her plan for the economy. Or maybe its her understanding of the complex nature of a potential middle east peace process.

    Give up yet? She was selected because she was 1. a woman (to take votes from the Hillary supporters) and 2. she’s a pretty woman. Why not attack her on that?

  44. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Larry Flynt has, on occasion, put it on the line to preserve the Republic. I have to respect that. I also have to give a measure of respect to a sleazy vernacular pornographer who shows that much courage, because if a guy like Larry Flynt goes down, nobody’s going to be there to break his fall, or give him a hand up.

    Lauren O, have you ever heard of PunditSlash, or read Alan Clark’s ruminations on the charms of Margaret Thatcher? It was inevitable that there would be fantasies about Sarah Palin. Just ask OM, who’s one of the regulars here. Last I heard, he had a major crush on Palin. I don’t get the impression that he’s necessarily going to vote for her. He just thinks she’s hot.

    As far as I can tell, anyone who takes up residence in our imaginations is going to be fantasized about sexually. Moreover, our sexual fantasies will not show respect for their dignity as human beings.

    I know women who fantasize about Bill Clinton. I’ve never asked for details.

    I’ve also seen porn involving Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, Al Gore and Bill Bradley, and GWB and Vladimir Putin. The Gore/Bradley piece had its lively moments, but none of them were as fervent as the stuff starring Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

  45. Tom Hale says:

    Political sleazebag? She’s just a girl in the world- that’s all that I’ll let her be.

    Decent into the Dark Ages? – Decent into the seventies is what I’m talking about. Me and Sarah on a shag rug in front of a fireplace – Andy Gibb singing love songs in the background- a recipe for some good sexual healing if you ask me.

  46. Tenn says:

    I don’t really like this.

    Adult film spoofs of real people irritate me. If they wanted those sorts of images, they’d be in it themselves. If someone made an adult film- using someone else to deliberately caricature -me-, I’d feel violated.

    I don’t like Sarah Palin, and I respect what Flynt’s done for free speech- I understand that we must -have- free speech, even for generally distasteful things.

    But I really don’t like this, and I don’t like what it’s going to do to Obama and Biden’s platform. Because it -will- get out, and it -will- have the Republicans screaming about “Libruls.” It’s not anything to do with Obama OR Biden OR their platform and representatives, but it will still be taken that way.

  47. Itsumishi says:

    @#3 posted by Lauren O

    “I seem to have missed the porn spoofs of George Bush and Dick Cheney”

    Have you looked for them? They’ll be somewhere. Honestly, if you can imagine it, someone’s made the porn version of it and it can be found on the internet.

    Also, sexist porn??!! Imagine!!

  48. DaedalusAloft says:

    It’s not so much about sexism as it is about sexiness. Which would you rather see, “Nailin’ Paylin” or “Ridin’ Biden”?

  49. FloydT says:

    Flynt us hardly a first a. hero. His case was a slam dunk — even Falwell knew it. Regardless of the some of the breathless Brave New World hysteria of Amerikkka he’s been pretty much free to say whatever he wants for the past 30 years — his case just confirmed that. I would think it should be beneath BB to truck with Hustler even in passing.

  50. Lauren O says:

    Have you looked for them? They’ll be somewhere. Honestly, if you can imagine it, someone’s made the porn version of it and it can be found on the internet.

    Fair enough, but I don’t have to do any searching to see pictures of Palin’s head Photoshopped onto the body of a woman wearing a bikini, or to see a picture of McCain fucking her from behind with the words “Drill, Baby, Drill.” That shit is infinitely more widespread than any porn spoofs of male politicians.

    She was selected because she was 1. a woman (to take votes from the Hillary supporters) and 2. she’s a pretty woman. Why not attack her on that?

    Um, because attacking someone for being a woman diminishes all women? I agree that she was selected as a VP candidate for those reasons and that she has absolutely no qualifications for the position. You can attack the Republican campaign for being cynical or sexist or stupid, or you can attack Palin for being unqualified and stupid, but you can’t attack her for being a woman. That means you’re tacitly attacking me, too, because I’m a woman.

    I can’t think of anyone whose caricature I’d rather see getting fucked in the ass than the semi-competent bible-thumping book-censoring creationist nimrod who may yet end up continuing America’s descent into the dark ages.

    This is exactly the kind of reaction that scares me. I understand disagreeing with a politician’s views, I understand hating a politician for their views, I even understand wanting to eliminate a politician from the political scene so they can’t spread their views. I do not understand wanting to see a woman get violently raped because you hate her. Is this how some men really react to women? I honestly feel less secure about my own physical safety now. I am sure there are right-wingers who hate my left-wing politics; do they want me to be violently raped, too?

  51. 1up mushroom says:

    lauren O, Thank you thank you thank you, i mean that.

    Dignity > partisan advantage

    As far as I can tell, anyone who takes up residence in our imaginations is going to be fantasized about sexually. Moreover, our sexual fantasies will not show respect for their dignity as human beings.

    Ugh.

  52. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Lauren O @28: Personally, I think the use of the word “rape” should be reserved for instances of genuine rape. It starts to become diffuse, and lose its specific meaning and its credibility, when the definition is extended to cover sexual acts that can be seen as having hostile or punitive aspects. One would hate to have the term lose its credibility.

    Jezrael @33:

    I can’t for a minute believe that anybody would think that this is legitimized because of Palin’s beliefs and policies.

    It isn’t. It’s legitimized by laws that protect satirical and/or critical works, and also by laws that allow people to make, sell, purchase, and view sexually explicit material.

    If we tightened up those laws, we wouldn’t get rid of the low-end scuzz. We can denounce it, deplore it, declare it illegal; but the fact remains that people want porn, so it’ll still get made and sold. Less tolerant laws just guarantees that the product will be scummier and cheaper, consumers will have less choice, and producers will have less incentive to make a quality product. “Respectable” publishers and moviemakers will drastically scale back their allowable erotic content. Non-respectable operations will occasionally get busted as part of the cost of doing business. But Bukake Teenies VIII-type material will still be out there. In the meantime, what will disappear from libraries and bookstores will be stuff like Our Bodies, Our Selves, and the works of Pat Califia and Dorothy Allison.

    Like it or don’t like it, as you see fit. I’m just sayin’ it’s how things work.

    1UpMushroom @43:

    As far as I can tell, anyone who takes up residence in our imaginations is going to be fantasized about sexually. Moreover, our sexual fantasies will not show respect for their dignity as human beings.

    Ugh.

    You can say “Ugh” all you want to, but it’s still how things work. And since you’re a human being, the same is going to be true of you: when it comes down to which fantasies you find efficacious, “respectful civility” is going to be way down toward the bottom of your hierarchy of needs.

    Sekino @40:

    Who the heck in their right minds wants to see or think about porn involving
    Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, Al Gore and Bill Bradley, and GWB and Vladimir Putin… but none of them were as fervent as the stuff starring Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

    ?? (My BRAAIIN)

    The people who write it, of course. Also, the people who read it. More about punditslash here, if you’re interested. Note that they’re also big on Anderson Cooper.

    Just about EVERY public figure (male, female, politician, artist, circus freak…) is [subjected] to this sort of treatment.

    Yup. It’s happened to me, and it feels damned weird. It was an RPF Tor SF Editorial crossover with Stargate: Atlantis, long since taken down from the site where it was posted. The sex and the sexual pairings were wildly unrealistic, but some of the settings and dialogue were unnervingly accurate. It had to have been written by one of Tor’s many interns. Showed considerable talent. May per go on to great success writing something else.

    Maybe it shows humans as silly, sexually obsessed animals;

    If the other species could talk, that’s probably what they’d say about us.

    but 80% of people are exactly that. If you think that poor women public figures are getting demeaning, sexually based treatment, just go do a bit of research on the fanfiction movement (and there is one for every public figure, real or fictional).

    I’ve seen. It’s scary. I mean, there’s Old Testament slashfic out there.

    You will find very graphic, lengthy, highly descriptive, hardcore porn,

    Yes. They’re good at it.

    written and distributed mostly by and from women (and without the consent of the subjects, I might add).

    I’m not entering a debate about whether porn (or specifically: sophomoric, low-brow smut like the Nailin’ Palin example) is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in general, I just don’t think the gender card should be flashed right and left for EVERY issue a woman might find disturbing for herself. Not every woman feels threatened by this sort of nonsense because they recognize it as such; just like most men gleefully ignore crap directed at them.

    An excellent point. One of the signs of approaching equality will be an upsurge in the number of women who are oblivious to the issues. I don’t look forward to that part.

    Jonathan29 @56: Not sexist, no; but IMO, inexplicable.

    Michael Canfield @61: Rich Lowry’s piece made me want to wail out loud and roll on the floor. It will never be forgotten (even though the National Review has blocked access to it), not least because Eschaton embedded a video of Olbermann reading it out loud.

    Any man old enough to blog without supervision should be able to figure out that the pretty lady on the TV is not actually winking at him.

  53. E0157H7 says:

    Politics aside, the image conjured by the title of this entry makes me feel the need to marinate my brain in a cleansing chlorine and detergent solution. Like the stuff they use to steam-blast crap off of parking lots and sidewalks.

  54. Master Mahan says:

    On the plus side, Larry Flynt’s involvement means Sarah Palin has the opportunity to learn about her second Supreme Court case.

  55. Itsumishi says:

    "I can’t think of anyone whose caricature I’d rather see getting fucked in the ass than the semi-competent bible-thumping book-censoring creationist nimrod who may yet end up continuing America’s descent into the dark ages."

    The word rape was not mentioned anywhere. Just because you don’t like someone doesn’t mean you don’t get off on them. I’ve wanted to have sex with plenty of people I hate, never wanted to rape them I just think the idea of sex with someone you dislike is, I dunno, Kinky or something.

  56. Takuan says:

    you know…. the only way to demonstrate that we ourselves are not hypocrites is to produce a BB porn spoof…. It’s only fair.

  57. Takuan says:

    what rhymes with “squid”?

  58. theWalrus says:

    I used to work with a guy who claimed to have known Flynt pretty well. He did an impersonation, which was dead-on, hilarious, and not at all flattering. I’ve also talked to people who worked at Flynt Publications, and who described him as an SOB type boss.

    I wonder, if the shoe was on the other foot, would Flynt be so quick to see the humor. And, since I do appreciate his contribution to free speech, I will just say that although I don’t agree with his style of humor, I will defend his right to put it out there.

    Anyway, I’ve got this great idea for a sitcom. It’s about this guy who works at a porn magazine in Los Angeles, and who’s boss is a wheelchair bound tyrant with an odd way of speaking due to a disability…

  59. Lauren O says:

    The word rape was not mentioned anywhere.

    That’s technically true, but you’re talking about it like it’s a punishment, and sex as punishment implies rape. You didn’t say you wanted to have sex with her because you think she’s hot even though you hate her; you said you wanted to watch her get fucked in the ass. When people say that, they usually don’t meant that they want to just enjoy the beauty of human sexuality. Maybe you are the exception to the rule. I’d much prefer that to thinking that you’d like to see Palin taken down a notch not by getting soundly beaten in a debate or by having no one vote for her but by sexual punishment. That is way too misogynistic for me to handle.

    I will just say that although I don’t agree with his style of humor, I will defend his right to put it out there.

    Just in case this is directed at me (I don’t think it is, but it could be), I entirely defend his right to put it out there, but I also reserve my right to criticize the hell out of it.

  60. Sekino says:

    That’s just in my own self-interest. As a woman, I want to be judged by my merits, not by my gender or my looks, and I’ll do what I can to defend that right for every woman, even if it’s a woman who I really really hate, like the most in the world. Any movie that reinforces that kind of misogyny makes my personal world a more difficult place to live.

    Okay. I know a lot of feminists don’t like porn and claim it is all misogyny, but there is plenty of porn on MALE public figures also. Why don’t we hear more about it?

    Who the heck in their right minds wants to see or think about porn involving Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, Al Gore and Bill Bradley, and GWB and Vladimir Putin… but none of them were as fervent as the stuff starring Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert?? (My BRAAIIN)

    Just about EVERY public figure (male, female, politician, artist, circus freak…) is submitted to this sort of treatment. Maybe it shows humans as silly, sexually obsessed animals; but 80% of people are exactly that. If you think that poor women public figures are getting demeaning, sexually based treatment, just go do a bit of research on the fanfiction movement (and there is one for every public figure, real or fictional). You will find very graphic, lenghty, highly descriptive, hardcore porn, written and distributed mostly by and from women (and without the consent of the subjects, I might add).

    I’m not entering a debate about whether porn (or specifically: sophomoric, low-brow smut like the Nailin’ Palin example) is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in general, I just don’t think the gender card should be flashed right and left for EVERY issue a woman might find disturbing for herself. Not every woman feels threatened by this sort of nonsense because they recognize it as such; just like most men gleefully ignore crap directed at them.

  61. jonathan29 says:

    Such a non-controversy. Hustler did this a few months ago to Elliot Spitzer. Was that a horrbily sexist thing to do? No? Didn’t think so, but thanks for playing.

  62. trr says:

    Hy Lrn,
    Gt cl. Lbrls cn b bg hypcrts, jst lk cnsrvtvs.

  63. Biscuit4 says:

    I worked at a porn store while in college. This shit does not shock me.

    FLOYDT? Really? You’re quoting Jerry Fallwell? Seriously?

  64. platypism says:

    I can’t decide if this is hilarious or mind-numbingly offensive. Both, maybe?

  65. spaxy says:

    Giving Hustler the oxygen of publicity on B.B ? why ? Scraping the barrel now? Come on, must be better stuff out there to post.

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