Movie Musings: Quality Porn

Posted: April 15, 2015 by jperritt in Movie Musings
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Recently I bashed The Longest Ride for simply being porn for teenagers.  That is, the film doesn’t seem to contain much explicit content; therefore, they rely on the implicit – mixed with the fallen human heart – to produce sensual material teens and pre-teens can watch.

This got me to thinking about the definition of porn.  Pornography carries with it the connotation of ‘cheap’ or ‘low quality’.  However, with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey and TLR, I think we’re seeing a different quality of porn being released.  I’m not saying these movies contain any quality worthy seeing, I’m simply saying the box office has realized that there’s money to be made off of material that’s pornographic.

Porn seems to be saturating more and more of our culture and the statistics of porn consumption are staggering (One study shows that the annual consumption of pornographic videos comes to 11 videos per person on earth!!).  Because of this amount of consumption, movie-makers understand that there’s a market for this sort of thing.  Therefore, we have FSG, TLR and Magic Mike, as well as, it’s sequel being produced.  While all of these films may break away from certain conventions that apply to porn, they’re still taking certain recipes of porn.  However, a new recipe seems to involve adding a bigger budget and notable actors/actresses; making it a different quality.

It’s going to be interesting to continually see the effects of pornography on the wide-release films in the cinema.  Will we continue to see ‘quality porn’ being released at the local cineplex?  I’m confident we will.  Let me know what you think.

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  1. Brenda says:

    Just earlier today I watch the video of a speaker who stated, “the entertainment industry has lost it’s moral boundaries” and your musings confirms that to me!

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