Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mainstream


The porn industry rakes in billions in revenue each year and has become increasingly mainstream. Actors show up on talk shows. Its showcases take over convention centres across much of the western world. Established corporations such as Time Warner, Inc., Marriott, DirectTV, and the Hilton hotel chain all depend on pornography as a major source of revenue.
Jenna Jameson. As I'm sure you know, she's a pretty popular porn star who wrote How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale -- a book that stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for six weeks a year or two ago.
Now she is to be the subject of a Hollywood biopic.
Even though the movie isn't even officially off the ground yet, a ton of names have already been kicked around including Scarlett Johansson, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Heather Graham, and Christina Aguilera.None of these ladies are “porn-star endowed”, since I think they are all sporting their natural curves. I wouldn't be surprised if Jessica Simpson took on the role. She might be refusing it now, but it isn't like she has many options career-wise.
I'm more perplexed by a different issue.
Who would want to see this film? I mean beyond the Showgirls type titillation. It just sounds like a sales-pitch for JJ and the porn industry. For two decades feminists have warned of the ways in which pornography—and now Internet pornography in particular—has lowered womens belief in their own sexual value. Pornography is the new crack cocaine, leading to addiction, misogyny, pedophilia,boob jobs and erectile dysfunction, according to many conservatives and the religiously minded.
Whatever way you think about it, porn has really broken into the mainstream in a way that would have seemed inconceivable 10 or 20 years ago. But what the fuck does that really say about the kind of societies we are living in?

33 comments:

Kitty said...

Poor Jenna, she all fucked up and looks like an anorexic duck.

The mainstream acceptance of porn stars can only mean one thing Stan!...people like porn.

Newmania said...

Well I `v been wondering about that and I thnk that porn is as dominant as it because of a deep disassociation between the mind and the body in Western culture. There will always be the lure of the taboo which is natural but the perpetual adolescence we are in is in part due to the Christian fear of sex. I am encouraged to this sort of thing get into the mainstream because it will de fetishise the whole thing in the end which to some extent it needs .

Porn is good .

Helen said...

I can see you're acting the devil's advocate, or rather in this case the Falwellian advocate. But really it is a manifestation of America's (the world's #1 porn producer) latent Christian background. Unfortunately the same thing is happening with death, the complete disassociation with the reality of it has led inevitably to obsession and fixation (albeit with varied aspects) in a way that is totally opposite than reality.

Jenny! said...

Scarlett is ten times hotter than Jenna. Kitty is right, she got all anorexic and looks like she's ready to be retired! I never found Jenna to be attractive...but Johanson...that girl naked would be amazing!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Stan, I don't agree one hundred perecnt.
Two people having sex is normal.
This idea that regular porn is a gateway to the sick stuff isn't valid.

Hey, what we now see as hardcare will be on mainstream TV after the watershed in twenty years.

Kitty said...

Jenny!- i notice your !...are you related to Stan! by any chance???

Club Jenna porn is utter rubbish. I got Chanel No 1 (cause she looked a bit tasty) and it was the unsexiest American shite I've ever seen. Wavey wouldn't even watch it.

He says: "Um I is watching a woman blow a dildo. WTF? Why is I watching this? Where's my Xbox remote?"

I cannot describe the intensity of my urge to recover my $62.50 and throw their pointless porn back in their faces.

Jenna has retired. She is telling anyone who will listen that she ain't gonna bang no more.

Nobody care.

CityUnslicker said...

Is there a correlation between the contiuing recession in religous interests in the West and the rise in porn obsession.


naahh...men have just got away with it and we all like it. At least we scored one goal against the feminists, though I fear the overall score is somewhat in their favour...

Mistress Empyrean said...

Jenna took her tits out. She looks so normal now.

Dyck!! said...

I could see our beloved Jenny taking the lead in this cinematic masterpiece. Lord knows she has the jugs for it, and I'd be happy to serve as her "acting coach."

Kitty said...

i bags be the fluffer then!

Stan! said...

I tried to adopt a studied tone of impartiality in that post....Of course,I have fairly strong libertarian instincts on porn. I have always thought people ought to be able to buy and watch what they like. I have always believed that other peoples sexual interests are none of my business, (or yours), except where children or coercion are concerned. There is still no genuine evidence that pornography is harmful to the person who enjoys it. Even if there were, I believe an individual has the right to harm himself, so long as he doesn't expect much help from anybody else. If I were to act the devil's advocate, or rather in this case the "Falwellian advocate", perhaps one might say that the promotion of a public obsession with sex creates a tendency to see sex in everything, which is profoundly misleading and distracting. Specifically, how much is Internet porn screwing with the way a generation of young men view women?
A lot, I suspect.After all, the average age of first exposure to Internet porn is 11.The largest group of viewers of Internet porn is children between ages 12 and 17....

Stan! said...

Kitty,
She has seen better days has Jenna...In fact, she looks like shit these days.Vanilla porn is as dull as dishwater IMHO. Jenny! and I! were once a virtual item. Until I met you, my sweet cheeked, porn-lovin' petunia.
Newmania,
The lure of the taboo is, indeed, a powerful one.Western culture is peculiarly repressed on the question of sexual proclivity. What I know is there's little point in trying to legislate or regulate this particular taboo out of existence. The Turkish state has trie to ....and conspiculously failed.
Helen,
You saw through my grand Falwellian design. I suppose porn's breakthrough into the mainstream might represent a glorious Dionysian orgy after two millennia of "unnatural" Christian repression.I also suppose that the more porn there is, the less will be seen to be wrong with it. It's just its own intrinsic dynamic.The US and or the "West" doesn’t have a “pornography problem,” per se: the problem is that we have a culture that in general is dehumanizing.
Jenny,
I never got the appeal of Jenna. Still can't see it. Isn't she "retired" already? Johanson won't take the role. I suspect this film won't ever be made...
Crushed,
Agreed but how do you square your religious beliefs to this particular "freedom"?
Cityunslicker,
Yes....by its very existence, porn poses a far reaching challenge to our politically correct overlords and the feministas....Reasons to be cheerful.
Mistress,
If you ever felt so inclined...you'd never go hungry again.
Dyck,
Do ya think you can perform in public? I mean think of the pressures involved. Lights! Camera! Action!
Alas, we know only too little of Jenny!'s jugs...'tis a shame.

Jenny! said...

Kitty:
My !! marks came first...Stan! is just a copy cat!

Dyck!!:
And my jugs are all real boy! YOu can be my coach...and I know you know how to perform under pressure!

Stan!:
She is retired from the industry...but I was talking about retiring her from humanity!

Stan! said...

Dyck has other concerns at present...y'know the cock allegations and all.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Stan- As I think I might have said, I believe fre love is how God meant man to live.
It is only Man in a State of Sin, that sees sex as evil, because we link it to ownership.

Sex will become clean and beautiful, when that's gone.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, there has always been, and always will be, porn. If the women involved know what they're doing, it's up to them. And by that I mean they must be women, not children. Let's not forget that porn can be an outlet for some who cannot enjoy a relationship for various reasons: I have a friend with a severely brain-damaged son in his twenties. No woman will go near him although he is not threatening in any way - he just looks odd. What is someone like that to do?

Open Grove Claudia said...

Here's the thing. The porn industry makes more money than any other industry in America including the NFL, the NHL and the NFL combined. That's a lot of dough.

mutleythedog said...

I kinda like some porn - but a lot is also awful rubbish repetitive and thoughtless rip off stuff. Does any one make clever and sexy porn? Hardly...

Miss Smack said...

Meh, i'm kinda over porn these days. How sad!

Stan! said...

Crushed,
Sounds idyllic to me.
Welshcakesalina,
Yes,as long as coercion and children are not involved, I find little to object to. Porn may well have legitimate value in the type of situation which you describe.
Claudia,
One-quarter of total daily search engine requests, or 68 million, are for pornographic material, where 40 million Americans are regular visitors.1 of 3 visitors to all adult websites are women.
BTW, the average time a porn movie is watched in a US hotel room is 12 minutes (!)
(Time.com, 3-29-05)
Mutley,
Yes, very repetitive. Excepting the stuff you were in, obviously.
Smack, my honey button of desire,
Over it? Join the club.

Tyler Durden said...

Jenna is no longer super hot and is now retired???? I guess I've been watching the ol' re-runs then.

Time to update my porn stash...

Stan! said...

Tyler
You're a bit behind the times there, my man. I guess that's what happens when you devote too much time to chasin' the ladies. It's all a question of priorities,dude.
*People, this fucker is running a quality blog. Go check him out.

phishez_rule said...

It would be interesting. I'm sure I have seen some of her stuff. Maybe not. Porn is porn. The only difference is the scenery.

It would be interesting to see how she got into the industry and how it affected her life though.

Vage reconstruction aside.

Stan! said...

Phishez,
Yep, its either a change of scenery...or the presence/absence of background music. The rest is merely a matter of genital configuration. Yes,I'd read about Jenna's Vaginoplasty on Wikipedia....always a source of vital info is Wiki.

Kitty said...

I think I watched too much porn. I would rather do than watch it. Though I quite like doing and watching it. Adult follow-the-leader hahaha. Also, I don't like enormous fake tits, at all, and it seems to be getting harder and harder (HARDER BABY HAAARDEEEEER) to get through more than 10 minutes of putrid filth without someone sporting basketballs strolls into shot. Um, fuck off please.

Diogenes said...

As a profession, porn is football for women ..discuss

Give it 15 years

Stan! said...

Fake tits will never do.

Pud said...

Is it saying that we are now more sexually expressive than we use to be?

Helen said...
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Stan!! said...

Pud,
'good to see ya.
*Pud is currently in Baghdad, fighting the good fight.
Yep, I'd say most people are less troubled by sexually taboos than they used to be. I'd call it progress.

Miss Smack said...

I honestly do not believe that you can teach someone to fuck like a porn star. Can you imagine some prim and proper woman suddenly pronouncing 'oh, you big big boy. I really enjoy it when your penis pummells into my love soaked vagina. Oh Do come quickly'

I think not.

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