Skip to comments.Porn Industry Seeks $5 billion Federal Bailout (Ya just can't make this stuff up... )
Posted on 01/08/2009 9:02:19 PM PST by kellynla
LOS ANGELES In an announcement that launched a thousand unprintable puns, adult-entertainment moguls Larry Flynt and Joe Francis said Wednesday that they are asking Washington for a $5 billion federal bailout, claiming that the porn business is suffering from the soft economy.
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I just can’t resist this:
* the “soft economy”. Give them some of the Afghan Viagra.
That should lead to a stiff economy.
* sending a letter to Rep. Barney Frank about the sex industry is like letting him have a house of ill repute in his basement. Oh sorry, he did.
* Presley has been “forced to cut her overhead.” I thought that was Lorraina Bobbit’s job. OUCH!
* Porno video companies are “tightening their belts.” Didn’t know they wore belts, or clothes for that matter.
* Re “People are spending less money, period.” Sorry that Elliot Spitzer is not available to give the economy a boost.
* Larry Flynt needs more than a bailout. More like a ballout. What a piece of crap.
“Put Viagra in the Mississippi River, ma, the South shall rise again.”
I agree with your post. I believe it was a sidebar ad at Newsmax that stated “how YouPorn killed the porn business” I hadn’t ever heard of that before and after a click, sho’nuff... mom and pop (and lots of others for that matter) are in front of their cameras and posting it on the internet for free.
A bailout will not revive it as long as there are exhibitionists in this world.
Probably a good time for people like Larry Flynt and Joe Francis to just retire and fade away...
Ron Jeremy: “I just can’t make it since my business fell off.”
They said he was too big to fail, until the day he too needed a stimulus. It's come to this:
Porn Industry Seeks Federal Bailout
WASHINGTON (CNN) Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.
Why not? And presumably Congress will impose improved emissions standards.
"I'm Bambi. Bail me."
Yup. It's a changing business model. A porn studio making relatively high-budget movies and hiring fairly expensive porn actresses has a tough time competing with an attractive woman with a website who makes short porn movies out of her home. For maybe $30/month, people can sign up for a "package" of porn websites giving them access to literally thousands of short porn videos. That seems like a better deal than spending $30 for one porn DVD produced by Vivid Video or Hustler.
Anyway, you don't even need to pay the $30/month. There are a number of websites where porn videos are posted for free (including amateur, semi-pro and professional porn)
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