Adult Industry Seeks Multi-Billion Dollar Bailout

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Larry Flynt is seeking a $5 billion bailout from Washington to rejuvenate the industry, which he says is suffering because of the economic downturn.

“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind,” Flynt said in a statement. People were “too depressed to be sexually active”, which was “very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such, but they cannot do without sex.” He said the only way Congress could “rejuvenate” America’s sexual appetite was “by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly.”

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Interested to hear your reactions to this story. Do you feel the adult industry is deserving of a bailout? More so, less so, or on par with the banking industry? The insurance industry? The auto industry? Do you find yourself too depressed for sexual activity lately? If so, do you believe it’s related to the economic downturn? Has your consumption of adult industry products (including online material) increased, decreased, or remained the same during the past several months? Would you anticipate any changes to these consumption habits over the upcoming months?

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8 Responses to “Adult Industry Seeks Multi-Billion Dollar Bailout”

  1. zarafan Says:

    I read this article on-line yesterday evening and thought it was simply hilarious: Larry Flynt has gotten to the heart of the matter in parodying auto execs and financial institutions no more deserving of federal funds than he is. And although I wish I could lay claim to this comment, the funniest response I read on-line is as follows: “Gives a whole new meaning to the term ’stimulus package”!!

    Guerilla theatre at its finest….

    zarafan

  2. Papayaman Says:

    Completely agree with zarafan. But will the bankers argue that they are more deserving because they have most effectively butt fucked all of us whereas the porn industry only allows us to watch butt fucking?

  3. Paul Says:

    I find it hysterical how many people are taking this seriously missing that Flynt is yanking the chain of the country. He’s also making a very serious and pertinent point about the arbitrary nature of the bailouts.

  4. doppyman Says:

    Flynt is no dummy and he knows that he is right on the mark with this bit of political satire. But from some things I’ve read, there are changes in the porn industry due to the internet and the availability of relatively cheap video equipment that are changing the industry. Old studios that are used to living on DVD sales, studios that relied on making features and used to dominate the market, are becoming dinosaurs. The huge numbers of porn internet sites and the proliferation of makers of gonzo DVDs make it risky and imprudent for studios to invest in bigger budget productions. Web site networks that have a variety of niche sites and make their own internet content (like Brazzers, Naughty America and even Reality Kings) seem to be the wave of the future. As far as DVDs go, it seems any Moe, Larry and Curly can produce their own gonzo vids. I may be wrong about this and invite any comments that could inform me on it, but it seems that in this new environment girls can find work more readily. It seems that a lot of the recent stars have done more scenes in two years than the stars of the 90s did in the entire decade. I don’t know how this translates economically per scene.

  5. along Says:

    Flynt knows how to grab people’s attention and point out the idiocy in out society.
    Unemployment is skyrocketing and the government is giving money to muti-billionairs so they can afford to keep their private planes fueled up without laying off their underpaid employees.

  6. TBiz Says:

    If anything, my interest in sex increases during times of stress.

  7. garbman Says:

    Can I get in on this game? I only ask for 5 million dollars. That should get me through this downturn and get my economy up and runnng again.

  8. KyonoRocks Says:

    Well I’m not getting any so yea I’m rather depressed. Hmm being able to blame my lack of action on the credit crunch makes me feel a lot better

    Thanks Larry!