The OC Blog Back Issues Our Mission Contact Us Masthead
Sudsy Wants You to Join the Oregon Commentator

Larry Flynt wants money?

I came across this today.

Let it soak in a moment…

Okay, so we have Larry Flynt and the Girls Gone Wild guy (who I could have sworn was in jail for tax evasion or something along those lines) asking the government for a $5 billion bailout. Their DVD sales have slipped, but their website growth has actually increased in the past year.

And their reasoning for this is not that they need money but rather:

[T]he industry leaders said the issue is a nation in need. “People are too depressed to be sexually active,” Flynt said in the statement. “This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex.”

“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly.”

I am as pro-porn as the next pro-porn person, but this is just god-damn ridiculous. What I’d like to see is exactly what Flynt’s plan is for rejuvenating the sex lives of Americans. Personally, I’m doing alright, but still …

I guess we’ll see how broken the government is depending on what they do with Flynt’s request (ignore it, I imagine).

A final note, the quotes from that article are the most amazingly vague quotes I’ve seen in some time, and we just had an election.

  1. Alex Peters says:

    No, no, no, no! Torrents take time to download. Streaming is the way of the future. Pornhub is where it’s at. As far as I know they run like YouTube and any content that is copyrighted was submitted by the people who made it as a way of attracting attention to their website.

    However, I do totally get that people downloading torrents could sort of fuck up the industry. I just don’t really think the economy is changing so dramatically that it will change the fierce masturbatory habits of someone who is already willing to pay $50 or more for a DVD.

  2. Scott says:

    Other than the actual porn part of pornography Larry Flynt is the best thing about the adult industry.

  3. […] new here, you should subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Originally reported at the Oregon Commentator and also here, here, and […]

  4. Kai Davis says:

    Alex, How much of it is free because it was released for free and how much is free because its being pirated and distributed over torrent sites? I hear the argument ‘all porn is free on the internet,’ but isn’t that like saying ‘all software and movies are free on the internet?’

    Gsim: AND flint made Nailin’ Palin. I’m pretty sure its a joke, but a good one.

  5. Betz says:

    Flynt seems to correlate “anti-climaxed” sex lives with porn sales, but I don’t think the two go hand in hand. Rather, I would think that they would be equally disproportionate to one another, according to Kenneth.

  6. Kenneth says:

    I’m absolutely not opposed to the government spending that 5 billion on getting Americans laid. If no one is buying porn it’s probably a sign that everyone is looking for some real sex anyhow.

  7. Gsim says:

    A little bit of a joke? How about a complete joke?

    I’m pretty sure that Flynt once threw an orange at a federal judge.

    I think it is pretty clear (and awesome) that Flynt is mocking Congress’s bailout bullshit.

  8. Chris says:

    I think it’s HILARIOUS. It must be a little bit of a joke on their part….I mean…Flynt…Congress….he’s got it in for them.

  9. Michelle Haley says:

    To me it seems like their argument sort of shoots them in the foot. People are going to do something to relieve their sexual tension–financially stressed or not. Perhaps people are just having real, person-to-person sex. Or, god forbid, men are having to use their imaginations instead of spending money on visual masturbatory aids.

  10. Alex Peters says:

    This is as ridiculous as paying for porn. Larry Flynt is barking up the wrong tree if he thinks Americans should be spending money on a free commodity during a time of hardship.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.