Saturday, July 11, 2009

Would you like porn with that?



Or maybe the title to this post should be, How Do You Like Your Porn? With or Without Pretensions.?

I've been ruminating on the fine line or as I like to think of it, the fuzzy line between art and porn; the conclusion being that if it is designed to titillate (I'm being cute here) then it's definitely porn.

And so I read today in the article by Emma Tom, link above about porn scenes finding their way into mainstream movies. WTF? might be an inappropriate response here.
Although I haven't seen any of the movies mentioned in the article, Pirates XXX, Zack and Mira Make a Porno, The Girlfriend Experience nor Antichrist, I can make an opinion because of the experience I had this week.
I sat down to watch a French movie that I had recorded on my PVR. The synopsis being about a guy who loses his memory during a martial arts fight. Sounds good to me.
Opening scene shows guy having office sex, and it's not explicit but indeed very creative.
This is followed by another series of sex scenes, again very educational but...
I didn't want to watch porn. I'm quite happy to grab a porn movie when the mood takes me and enjoy it. You see, I have nothing against porn. But I do object to movies where there are porn scenes for no reason. Can there ever be a reason to include porn scene in a movie?
I'll reserve judgment on that one.
As for porn movies going big budget and trying to become something more than just a porn movie, I'd say stop wasting your time. In fact I watched an action scene on YouTube from Pirates XXX and thought what a waste of a few good minutes. The acting was awful, the ships in combat looked like miniature models and the explosions were just OK. I still missed the action scenes.
Of course I'm open to possibilities. The pairing of comedy and porn might be more appealing to me as the idea of a good laugh while fucking seems more natural, if you know what I mean.

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4 comments:

Jeannie said...

I agree that sex scenes in many movies are more about the porn factor than advancing the plot (same goes for some books). The old method where the man and woman kissed, her leg lifts and the scene fades out to waves crashing on the shore or fireworks or to the next morning...were enough to give the point. I don't watch porn but like you, if I wanted to, that's what I would do. On the other hand, in those movies where the scene is necessary to the plot, we would be tipped off if we started seeing more than usual - uh oh - somethings about to happen - they're having sex!

FJ said...

Sex sells.

FJ said...

Movies are made to either sell tickets or political messages, and usually BOTH.

Mattexian said...

At least it's not the stereotypical scene in a horror flick, where the teenaged couple starts getting frisky, the girl's shirt comes off, and WHAM here comes a machete-swinging maniac thru the door!

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