Yowch! I just saw that Max Hardcore got 46 months in prison (insert pound-me-in-the-ass prison joke here). Looks to me like it was a real set up (show trials, a symptom of the growing fascism in America), and I have to wonder who’s next… Not that Max isn’t a scumbag that’s been taunting the feds for ages, but there’s certainly a lot of people producing analogous material, to say nothing of people producing more “extreme” material. I have to wonder as well why adult content is prosecuted but “torture porn” a la I Know Who Killed Me or the Saw series — true glorification of violence — is not.
Given America’s love for porn in general, the whole thing reeks of politics that pander to the borders of society. I have to wonder why the Christian right-wing nutcase fringe has so much political power…? I guess it’s that they’re vocal whereas people keep their porn fandom in the closet. Either way, I have to admit that I am very glad that I’m no longer in the adult content business (to say nothing of being glad to be in Canada… keeping my fingers crossed that Harper loses power of course).