Campus porn wars: free porn and free docs on porn

0 Posted by - April 14, 2009 - Blog, Screen
DVD cover of The Price of Pleasure

DVD cover of The Price of Pleasure

Some months ago, the Media Education Foundation (MEF) sought to shed some reasonable, measured light on the media “debate” about the then recent razing of Gaza by Israel with its free download release of Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land. Well those pesky MEFers are up to it again.

In response to recent and ongoing campus controversies around planned and successful screenings of the 10 Million dollar pornographic feature Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge, MEF is making its doc on the porn industry, The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships, available to US campus groups for free, for a limited time, which is nearly up. From MEF:

This is part of an effort to inspire discussion and debate about pornography in light of a recent controversy that has erupted around the screening of the hard core pornographic film Pirates II on college campuses. The first 100 people to request a DVD will also receive free shipping and handling.


Pirates II has been made available to US campuses for free as part of a marketing strategy, and the screenings of the hardcore porn at US Universities has created controversy between those arguing for free speech and those arguing against pornography on campus. From Inside Higher Ed:

In the past few months, the XXX-rated film has been screened with administrative approval at the University of California at Los Angeles, Northwestern University and Carnegie Mellon University. Most of these screenings, however, have incorporated outside groups to provide what some call an “educational setting” for the adult film. At the UCLA screening, for instance, stars of the film answered critical and comical questions about the role of the adult entertainment industry.

Christopher Ruth, spokesman for Digital Playground, said the production company adopted a college-specific marketing technique after the original film generated so much buzz on campuses. He said a number of students groups at institutions around the country, including Carnegie Mellon, preemptively asked the company for copies of the film before they began offering it up for free to others. What has followed, he said, has been a parade of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”-like themed screenings with students dressing up as characters.

Has anyone screened both, back to back? Not that I’ve heard of. To find out how to get The Price of Pleasure for free, click here. For the porno, I’ll leave that between you and google, which believe, me can get interesting on a search for “free porno” and “campus.”

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