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Porn Kings to D.C. - Help Us Through Hard Times

1/7/2009 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis and Larry FlyntJoe Francis and Larry Flynt claim the economy has made America's sexual appetite go limp, so they're going to the one place where sex is always rampant -- Congress.

Flynt (the "Hustler" guy) and Francis (the "Girls Gone Wild" dude) are asking the government for a $5 billion bailout, claiming the adult entertainment industry has taken a huge shot to the face because of the downturn -- citing the fact that XXX DVD sales are down 22% from a year ago.

"With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind," Flynt says. "It's time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America."

Francis sees his industry like the big three automakers, only BIGGER: "Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation's most important businesses; we feel we deserve the same consideration."

Francis says he's going to D.C. to personally make the pitch. Sounds like someone has a bone to pick.

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Mariah    

This is a joke, right? You're testing us, TMZ?

2117 days ago
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Bally    

They want a bailout? This is a joke right? Haahaaaaahaaa. Tell me this is a joke.

2117 days ago
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Bob T    

LMFAO! Let's all hold our breath until they get the $5 billion.

2116 days ago
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Fubunki PunkChat    

Well if either of you made better quality pornography than maybe the sales wouldn't be going down. Featuring predominately unapealing and unpleasureable sex within the films and photography is degrading and not raunchy; the political cartoons are sexier than the pornography featured in the magazine and girls gone wild is nothing but a tit parade on ice. Why not find some real volunteers for a change and see if selecting only high quality orgasimic photage would increase your sales intsead of belly-acheing towards the President and the Office of the President-Elect for more cash to be funnelled to a failing and outdated genré?

2116 days ago
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kevin    

Didn't you hear? Jenifer D is a wackjob moonbat political zealot.

:o

2116 days ago
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99centz    

Larry provid'z a valuble service introducing nice hole..some young lady'z to proud American'z & think of the relief he give'z ugly dude'z heck,he'z stoping a lot of sex crime'z!plus it'z mighty fine peace of litersure{sic}

2116 days ago
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TMZ_BIAS    

"You have GOT to be kidding me on this one. They want Congress to "whip out" their pocketbooks to cover themselves? WTF? April 1 isnt for another 3 months already......"


C'mon #3 Drager it's not "their" money it's ours and we all better start paying attention to what is going on....

This makes me sick...

2116 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

Flynt should have got money from the goverment when he got shot-they didn`t protect him.The Porn industry is one with the hollywood system and any sells drop is just for show.The IneterNET the the real reason for most all market adjustments.They should market more to the market place not the old markets.But it all makes a good point why should the goverment be giving away our money?in the first place.The goveremnt is just setting up the goverment shut down less and less law inforcement and the depopulation project long since talked about- they say a war bio-nuke by 2013...so get while the getting is good...they rich are dumping the american market in a getto and have cut out long ago.

2116 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

Like the clown says the internet has changed the markets as everyone knows-it is why they controlled howard hughes`s-Dad so much he would have run the whole world as he did japan in 1964 by satellite eitherNET.They took away everything from us and gave it to themselfs using masonics and the kinkin(SS)

2116 days ago
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shutupalready    

The last thing America or any other country needs is more sex! People are so perverted! I wish Joe ,Hef and flynt would drop off the face of our planet.
Also our government shouldn't bail out any of these greedy jerks!

2116 days ago
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corey snelling    

first of all they are full of crap. in a time of economic hardship, people turn to two things.....alcohol and porn. two things that make them forget about their problems temporarily by immersing themselves in the pleasures of the flesh. basically, if their sales are down, it is because the internet is forcing business away from these two purveyors of perversion because you can find all sorts of porn for FREE on the internet. most people have broadband connections these days and there are more free porn sites for them to access. why pay joe francis for college bimbos flashing when you can get it for free on hundreds of sites? why pay larry flynt for crappy porno magazines when you can watch hours and hours of high quality video? pictures just dont do it anymore for some people so they turn to the free action filled morally demeaning crap on the internet instead.

2116 days ago
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Beth    

O...M...G!!! If this is real and if OUR Government actually pays those perverted, STD infected bunch of nobodies, then I am moving out of this country for good! Here there are millions of families that are suffering financially all around America and these walking penises are wanting money?!?

2116 days ago
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patti    

well it is only fair that EVEYONE gets a bail out, if one gets it we should aLLLLLLLLLget it!

2116 days ago
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bitzod    

Sex is reality and captalism what what runs the country.Freedom in the arts is the base for all freedoms!.Like them or hate them they are the bottom line of freedom in the arts.Money from US the taxe payers? never!.Hollywood does`nt pay taxes and gets away with murder after murder.They are just old school porn producers would got behind the times and as captalisms offer a new market with new players(Change) disney owns many porn companies as does most of hollywood`s studios.Freedom got flnyt shot but he has his own money....what they are saying is the goverment should`nt give away our money anyway.Neither of them make muti-billions and the print press is long since dead.All art profits all way down....they need to get the internet sells or die.

2116 days ago
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EssGee    

I'm with everyone else who is waiting for the punchline on this one but considering where our money has gone so far, the request doesn't seem so inappropiate

2116 days ago
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