Check out the website of a company apparently related (same street address according to the story) to these guys’.

Clean-film business was front for porn, police say

The founder of Flix Club, the now defunct family-friendly edited-movie business, was arrested along with a Springville man Thursday night on charges that they paid two 14-year-old Orem girls for sex.

Daniel Dean Thompson, 31, of Orem, was released from the Utah County Jail on bond Friday afternoon, according to the Utah County Jail Web site. Isaac R. Lifferth, 24, of Springville, is still in jail. Bail was set at $30,000.
According to a report Thursday by John McCombs, an investigating officer with the Orem Police Department, Thompson told the girls that edited movies were sold at Flix Club as a front, but he and Lifferth actually made and distributed pornography.
Flix Club was forced to close last year in the wake of a landmark federal court ruling that said several movie-editing businesses violated U.S. copyright laws when they altered movies to remove nudity, profanity and other offensive content and offered “sanitized” versions for sale.

  1. Pardon me if I don’t click on that link. I don’t want to get arrested.

  2. Ah_Yea says:

    Kinda of a non-story here. Two crooks using a storefront to cover up nefarious deeds. Been there done that. Irregardless, These monsters should go away for life for what they have done.

  3. qsabe says:

    I find it Ironic.. Utah where you can’t buy an alcoholic drink, or smoke a cigarette will sell you a lot of sex. Like the DAZ company whose fortunes are made on 3D images of women that can be posed in any way. Maybe Mormon’s are not that straight laced after all.

  4. Angel H. Wong says:


    Well, if you can have you small high from booze and ciggies you might as well get it from an orgasm.

    Maybe that’s why the Evangelicals deem Mormons as not Christian at all.

  5. Personality says:

    30,000 bail is low for rape isn’t it?

    Other news…

  6. GF says:

    Editing movies to make them family-freindly always made me think these kind of people were idiots and hypocrites. So, you take out the word fuck and it’s a-ok, regardless of the fact that the whole movie may teach the wrong message for their belief system. It only makes sense that these people rationilize and hide what they truly are.

    And I believe AT&T makes a crapload of money from the PPV porn in Utah. It’s one of their most profitable markets.

  7. Ubiquitous Talking Head says:

    They weren’t “removing” the naughty bits, they were “harvesting” them for resale.

  8. morram says:

    They paid two 14-year-old Orem girls for sex???

    I’d be charging the two 14-year-old Orem girls for sex and telling them they’d get a percentage of the royalties!

    Man, they had a crappy business model!

  9. Rick says:

    #2-there’ no such word as irregardless, the word is regardless as in ‘having no regard for other’s feelings.’ if ‘irregardless existed as a word it would mean exactly the opposite of what you were trying to say. I love being ‘s m r t’

  10. Li says:

    These guys were heavily promoted by certain right wing web sites back in 2002/2003. I remember thinking that was kind of odd for such a stupid idea, and now we find that they were a front for, what, child porn? Why are so many right wingers wrapped up in pedophilia? Is it a power and control fetish? Whatever it is, it’s creeping me out.

  11. Mister Catshit says:

    I just browsed through some of the “action” movies available through the link. Killing is fine as long as there is no sex involved. John Wayne and Charlton Heston make up a sizable part of their “action” selection.

    I just have such a difficult time with understanding how those who preach the love of their deity, Hey Zeus, reject physical love yet are quite comfortable with hate, killing, and violence.

  12. Wandering Thru, never to return says:

    Wrong, wrong, WRONG!
    By your arguments, GF and Mister Catshit, ALL Catholics are pedophiles, ALL Germans are Nazies, and so on and so on.

    Speaking as an Orem resident (and a former Mormon) I find that everybody here is THE SAME AS EVERYWHERE ELSE!

    /begin sarcasm
    What, you mean the Minister(s) in the Madam’s “little black book” AREN’T standard in Baptist Country?
    You mean Rudy G. ISN’T standard of New York State.
    You mean Pat Robertsons grand theft, misuse of funds, and general bigotry AREN’T standard among tel-evangelist?
    My, my, my. You learn something new every day. /end sarcasm

    Mormons have the SAME religous bigotry as EVERYWHERE ELSE, and pedophiles ARE in every state.
    To say otherwise only shows how close-minded and bigoted you are.
    The main prob. with Mormons is Nanny-State-ism.
    Other than that (in most cases), they suffer the same sort of self-importance you find everywhere.

    And yes (heavy sigh) they ARE christians….
    just with a few different beliefs than you.

  13. the answer says:

    Gee, they look like winners. I wouldn’t be amazed if they had to pay for sex no matter what the age of the girl was.

  14. James Hill says:

    Isn’t it cool how all of the interesting stories happen in my neck of the woods?

    The interesting part of this story is how, after initial reporting, the story isn’t being followed locally. Granted, the death of “the profit” is a bigger deal here, but this story is dead.

    Further, this story is huge from a copyright perspective: These guys were being propped up as “brave” for fighting the movie studios on the validity of editing their videos. Now that these guys are out of the picture, that fight will die… and the movie studios will win by default.

    Now that I’ve said everything that can be said on the story, we can close this thread.

  15. Phlik says:

    An interesting thing to note. The guys who owned this store are not the owners of cleanflicks. They owned a franchise movie store. Which they then changed the name of to Flix Club after the cleanflicks edited movies rental franchise was forced to shut down by the movie industry. The new site you linked to is a clean movies rental site. Much in the style of netflix but nothing stronger then a pg 13 movie.


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