The effects are spilling over to the classroom. Middle schools and high schools provide the perfect meeting grounds for aspiring porn producers and directors—young teen boys—and willing actresses—young girls.

The Houston Independent School District, at the start of this school year, passed an official ban on receiving, sending or possessing "sexually suggestive messages." The ban was aimed at stopping kids from passing around naked pictures on cell phones.

In December of last year, two boys at a middle school in Keller, about 35 miles west of Dallas, were arrested after getting young girls to take naked pictures of themselves, which the boys sent out to hundreds of classmates. A 13-year-old boy in Sanger was arrested on child pornography charges for having a nude photograph of a girl his age on his cell phone.

Pictures aren't the only problem. A star athlete and homecoming king in Georgia was taken to jail for making a sex tape that featured him having sex with a girl and another girl performing oral sex on multiple boys.

Ethan, on the other hand, never went to jail, partly because his parents had the resources to seek help. They sent him to a lockdown facility 1,500 miles away in Utah. It was about their only choice.

Perhaps the most famous porn movie ever made, when viewed on video today, comes through as grainy, a reddish yellow color and almost warm. One scene early in the movie features lead actress Linda Lovelace being examined by a doctor.

"So nothing turns you off to sex?" the doctor asks.

"Nothing turns me off to sex," she replies. "I could spend the rest of my life getting laid!"

Sexual intercourse follows.

The film, Deep Throat, would almost be considered soft by today's Internet porn standards; the movie's plot largely centers on Lovelace's quest to have an orgasm. She succeeds after discovering that her clitoris is in the back of her throat. Even the movie's tagline, "How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle?" is more shtick than smut.

Deep Throat was produced in six days for $25,000, and it's credited as the first adult film that had the same elements—plot and character development—as a mainstream feature film. A 2005 documentary about Deep Throat said the film had grossed close to $600 million, making it the most profitable movie of all time. That number has been doubted, but it's never been questioned that the movie made a whole lot of money.

More important, it was the first porno that made it out to a mainstream audience. The modern porn industry was born.

Before the release of Deep Throat in 1972, pornography was a seedy, backroom industry. Hugh Hefner had already started Playboy, but it wasn't until 1970 that pictures showing pubic hair were published. More and more adult theaters were erected between 1960 and 1970, but many states used an anti-prostitution act from the early 20th century to shut them down.

The demand for Deep Throat, however, was too strong. The 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat shows archival news footage from the 1970s, and in one clip, a white-haired grandmother wearing a cherry-red suit and a string of pearls, standing outside a movie theater, says, "I liked it. I wanted to see a dirty picture, and that's what I saw. I don't want someone telling me I can't see a dirty picture."

The woman's attitude wasn't far off from that of the rest of the country involved in the pornography debate. An article titled "Porno Chic," for example, appeared in The New York Times Magazine about a year after Deep Throat came out, and the reporter wrote that the film "helped people expand their sexual horizons and particularly emphasized that a woman's sexual gratification was as important as a man's." The article's mention of celebrities like Jack Nicholson and Truman Capote seeing the film didn't hurt the movie's acceptance, either.

Members of the judiciary joined the debate as well, almost from the beginning, and in March 1973, a judge in New York City ruled that Deep Throat was obscene and banned it. The day after the ruling, the judge was quoted by The Associated Press as saying, "This is one throat that deserves to be cut."

That same year, a grand jury in Houston indicted the owner and five employees for playing the movie at the Cinema West theater in downtown. The film was shown just three times before the Houston Police Department confiscated it.

But after being arrested, Joe Spiegel, the owner of the movie theater, obtained another copy of Deep Throat and held private viewings for people in the city, including members of the Houston Athletic Club and local media, according to an article from the now-defunct Houston Post. About 200 students showed up to watch Deep Throat at the University of Houston.

After two mistrials, then-District Attorney Carol Vance told The Associated Press, "Although a majority may oppose showing this explicit film, the sole issue is whether the film is illegal...It is extremely doubtful any Harris County jury would be able to reach a unanimous verdict."

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donkey_kong.2010
donkey_kong.2010

Funny, how they don't treat the girls. 


Men & women, secretly want to raise 'little whores'  

and in the 'open', they admonish, reprimand and punish 

the boys/men .

 
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