Perversion for Profit is a 1965 propaganda film financed by Charles Keating and narrated by news reporter George Putnam. A vehement diatribe against pornography, the film argues that sexually explicit materials corrupt young viewers and readers, leading to acts of violence and “perverted” attitudes regarding sex – including inclination toward homosexuality. Pornography is also painted as part of the Communist conspiracy and the motor behind the decline of Western civilization:
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Do you like porn? Do you like music? Then you’ll love this album from Hometape.
My housemate spent the best part of his second year at University watching hours-upon-hours of porn. You may be thinking that’s pretty standard for a dude at Uni, but he’s actually produced a pretty sick album out of it. He’s taken hundreds of samples from porn videos found on Redtube and has come up with ‘The Redtube Album’.
If I’m going to be honest I was pretty creeped out when I found out about this, thinking there had only been a mere wall dividing us when I so naively assumed he was, as a philosophy student, contemplating the meaning of life, or just getting high – or both. However, having given the album a listen I’m really impressed by it. It’s been dubbed by Wonderland magazine as ‘blissed-out and slightly creepy electronic’ which I totally agree with.
Friend of the site and DisinfoCast veteran Conner Habib (episode 20 here) is returning to the podcast tonight to discuss sex, porn and why Western (particularly, American) society is so damned hung up about all of it. Conner, as you probably recall, is an adult film star and writer and was recently the subject of controversy following a school’s decision to un-invite him from a planned presentation.
I’ll be recording the episode tonight at around 6:30 PM CST, and it will go live Thursday morning. If you’ve got any questions for Conner then I’d love to ask them if I have time. Just leave them in the comment section below. If you’re uncomfortable doing so publicly, you may also email me directly at matt AT disinfo Dot com.
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Following the cancellation of a contract to speak at a high school, gay pornographic film star, writer, intellectual and friend Conner Habib wrote a very thoughtful piece about sexuality and pornography for buzzfeed.com. I think it’s well worth a read:
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Corning, New York. Find it on the map: it hovers just above the Pennsylvania border, a long ways away from the two closest places you’ve heard of, Syracuse and Rochester. Like the small town I grew up in, it’s all alone.
Two months ago, I was approached by a curious and thoughtful group of students from Corning Community College. The students, including members of the school’s LGBT organization, invited me to speak at the school as part of their upcoming sex-positive community event, Sex Week. Other events during Sex Week include a Q&A about sex toys, and a discussion about pleasure and communication by members of Planned Parenthood and the Rape Crisis center.
Conner Habib writes at the Good Men Project:
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Whenever a porn star — especially a gay porn star — commits suicide, theories show up, and people act very, very certain about them. Arpad Miklos, who was as much as a porn “star” as anyone can be in a time when we are hyper-saturated with porn, killed himself on February 3rd, 2013, at the age of 45. As usual, many people felt sure they knew why he committed suicide, without much evidence. It was drugs, it was studios not treating him well, it was the feeling of dehumanization, it was the vague but all encompassing “porn industry” that did it, it was the feeling of being hollow, it was it was his loss of validation after being a star for so long.
I can’t claim any special knowledge about his death, I didn’t know him very well. We met in passing on a set; he’d just finished a scene, and I was about to start mine. He was huge and handsome; I’m not saying anything new. If you met him, you were impressed by his smile and his body and his presence. Looking at him almost made you feel a sense of unbalance in the world, like his handsomeness and flawless physique were proof of some deep inequality between people. But then you’d forget that feeling and be drawn back into the intense attraction.
Olivia Davis writes at the Good Men Project:
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[Good Men Project] Editor’s note: This is a hard article to read. It’s long and explicit and deals very frankly with the filming of one of the most extreme and disturbing forms of pornography that exists, the faux-snuff films in which a model pretends to be killed. It will be upsetting, triggering, frightening for many readers, and we have been debating for some time whether to run it. We have chosen to run it for one very important reason: because it is from the model’s perspective. The “victim” in the porn movie is telling her side, describing her own experience, her own motivations and memories. The overwhelming majority of discussion of pornography, especially such esoteric and specialized pornography, is from an outside perspective. We at the Good Men Project believe in providing a platform for perspectives that might not otherwise be heard, and we believe that Ms.
Multiple media sources are reporting that Sylvia Kristel has died after a fight with cancer. She was 60 years-old. Kristel was most famous for her role as the eponymous sexual libertine in the film Emmanuelle, a French soft-core porn that became – along with Deep Throat – improbable pop culture touchstones in 1970s America. Distributed by mainstream movie house Columbia Pictures, Emmanuelle found its way to theaters across the United States, finding fans and winning nods of approval from critics alike. It was an odd time, and one not likely to be seen again in the internet era where porn can be accessed anonymously and with little difficulty.
Want to know about Emmanuelle in America? Check out this free but decidedly NSFW short film featuring interviews with Camille Paglia, Just Jaeckin and others.