Is the porn industry up next for a bailout? If porn titans Joe Francis and Larry Flynt have anything to do with it, it will.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, the titans of pornography are begging for a bailout.

Joe Francis, creator of the “Girl’s Gone Wild” video series, and Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler, will ask Congress for a $5 billion bailout, according to TMZ.

Why does the porn industry need a bailout? Because apparently even porn is getting smacked by the recession.

XXX DVD sales have taken a hit – about a 22% hit, according the TMZ.

“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind,” Flynt is quoted as saying on TMZ. “It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America.”

Francis thinks that the porn industry deserves a bailout just like the auto and financial industries got, and he said he’ll go to DC to get it, according to TMZ.

“Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation’s most important businesses; we feel we deserve the same consideration,” Francis is quoted as saying on TMZ.




  1. Ron Larson says:

    TMZ…. such a reliable source of news.

  2. bobbo says:

    #1–Ron==you are missing the point. Yes, TMZ is pretty reliable for celebrity/sleaze news.

    I assume Flynt is in this for the humor/social commentary value and Joe Francis because he really believes he deserves it.

    Excellent. The bailout is all about “jobs” to begin with. I’ll leave you to your own rimshot.

  3. Mister Mustard says:

    #2 – Bobbo

    TMZ may be reliable for celebrity/ sleaze news, but they seem to have gone to the Bobbonian School of Punctuation Science:

    Joe Francis, creator of the “Girl’s Gone Wild” video series, and Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler

    Everyone knows the video series is calle GIRLS GONE WILD. “Girl’s Gone Wild” would imply that there is only one girl, and she’s gone wild. Clearly, there are numerous girls.

  4. McCullough says:

    Finally, A bailout I can get “behind”.

  5. bobbo says:

    #3–Mustard==exactly==do you go to TMZ for sleaze or for punctuation studies? Funny you would highlight your maso-punctiliousness on a thread tangent to pornography.

    hahahahahahahahahahah!

  6. Angel H. Wong says:

    Porn sales are down but booze sales are up.

  7. RTaylor says:

    That would be a day I would have C-SPAN on. I can imagine how Flynt and his entourage would show up.

  8. Improbus says:

    Pay for porn? What is this, the 90s?

  9. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    The only bigger media “whore” than Larry Flynt may be Madonna or P*TA. This is all about the amount of coverage he can gather with a simple appearance on TMZ. I’ve seen about 4 mentions from CNBC to Headline news to local news in one afternoon.

    Does anybody else feel they need a hot shower after seeing a couple minutes of TMZ?

  10. amodedoma says:

    If it’s Flynt it’s a joke – I love that guy. Still it’s just a matter of time before another industry comes begging/demanding a bailout. Maybe every man woman and child in the US should sue for a bailout before it’s too late. When the long term consequences of the crisis and the government bailouts finally start to be felt more industries will demand bailouts. Sure looks like things are gonna get alot worse before they start to get better. How long can the US stand to hemmorage money in this way?

  11. Mister Mustard says:

    #5 – Bobbo

    >>do you go to TMZ for sleaze or for
    >>punctuation studies?

    From you, Bobbo, I expect clownish punctuation. From a “journalis”, even a hack journalist, I expect a little more erudition.

  12. Mister Mustard says:

    #11 – ‘dro

    It figures a Kuzconian would dismiss the importance of punctuation, particularly in a case where it completely changes the entire meaning of the sentence.

  13. Mister Mustard says:

    #14 – ‘dro

    >>My post was more along the lines of
    >>completing what Bobbo started.

    Yes, but it was YOU who introduced the concept of “anal”, alluding to the pornographic implications of that term. Suggesting, perhaps, that I eagerly await Sea Lawyer’s Seaman in our three-way homoerotic love fest.

    ¡Putamadre, m’hijito! You Kuzconians run hot, doncha??

  14. bobbo says:

    Gee Whiz, balls, bones, and the right to return. Where is Joe the Plumber when you need a flush?

  15. Mister Mustard says:

    #17 – ‘dro

    >>Talking about punctuation, you did spanish
    >>exclamation marks but not the question ones,
    >>how come?

    I only use the Spanish punctuation with Spanish words. So, for example “¡Putamadre, m’hijito! gets the “¡”. “You Kuzconians run hot, doncha??“, not being in The Loving Tongue, does not get “¿¿”. Entendido?

  16. Sea Lawyer says:

    You keep mentioning me. Obsessing can’t be good for you.

  17. ren says:

    um, I actually could see sales for Hustler and GGW going down considering they’re using an outdated selling model. I’m pretty sure you won’t see ohhhhhhh BangBros or Blacks on Blondes on here because they distribute through that newfangled technology that just came out, the intarwebs.

    besides GWG is boring and the girls in Hustler are usually pretty nasty

  18. wiglebot says:

    This is an industry transition and will not get a bailout.

    Everyone is migrating to the amateur stuff — the wives’, girlfriends’, MILFs’ and neighbours’ porn. Maybe that is greener porn? It grass roots porn anyway.

    Also referring to the above discussion, the word “Anal” is being phased out of porn. It too closely resembles “Analysis.” And wall street ruined that word for good.

  19. Rick Cain says:

    Lower the legal porn age to 15 and watch sales skyrocket.


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