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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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DARKMAN    

Even the old SS billionare eats a train....freedom is long since dead by trilated radar1%.Join the club if you have the billions and are in the KILL club of warDOM(SS)

2093 days ago
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TRACKER    

THERE,S A REASON FLINTS IN A WHEELCHAIR,JOE, YOU GUYS SHOULD STOP PISSING OFF THE PEOPLE...LETS SAY.THINK YOU,D HATE BEING PUSHED AROUND TOO.......WHATEVER

2093 days ago
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midi    

hahahahaha! off the backs of women brainwashed to believe they are free sex objects and they're having financial woes? they're barking up the wrong cooch!

2093 days ago
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www.stolencelebrity.com    

Bravo For Larry and Joe !

2093 days ago
20.

MyTwoCents    

While they have their mouths open somebody outht to stick a d**k in them. The country has enought problems without paying for someoes trick bill.

2093 days ago
21.

Gypsy    

I love publicity stunts that throw the stupidity of Gov't in the faces of America. F* the big 3 three. They don't deserve any money! Had they run their business the right way and built good cars, they wouldn't be in this prediciment.

I hope Disney and the rest of the theme parks ask for a bailout next so they can build bigger rollercoasters and then McDonalds and Burger King follow so they make more Americans even fatter.

2093 days ago
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hahahaha!    

I'm with Gypsy! Of course they dont' think they will get it but they are pushing the envelope and challenging the government. We all know good people who have have lost or in danger of losing their small businesses .. they get nothing, but the biggest most powerful companies get bail outs for cheating everyone, passing off shody products and overpaying themselves.. 'they' get billions of dollars in bail out?? It makes about as much sense as these guys getting one.. I think that's their point.

2093 days ago
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Who Caresss!!!    

Haha, I love this!!! A parody to prove Washington are full of hypocritical idiots. The porn industry is still a business no different than the big 3 auto makers AND they do pump billions into the economy. haha. Just goes to show the government discriminates or is at least 'sexist". GO FOR IT!!!

I wonder if Larry will name names of douche bag Washingtonites who use sexual services if he doesn't get his way.

2093 days ago
24.

Tamaraja    

While Francis is in DC, can somebody please shoot him.

2093 days ago
25.

Amy    

If this were to ever happen, I swear I am moving to Canada.

2093 days ago
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Who Caresss!!!    

I'm sure there's more than one Elliot Spitzer in DC. Start naming them Larry... waiting with baited breadth! Hehehehe.

2093 days ago
27.

Burt    

Thank you for a good laugh to go with my morning coffee. I wish them well. Word of advice.. don't take your private plane to Washington DC... get a Smart Car and drive. Video tape the adventure, I might actually buy that dvd.

2093 days ago
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agent smith    

Unbelievable. Could they possibly be suffering from debt problems??? They are not a staple of the economy, that is, the economy will be fine without them. If they go under someone more efficient will replace them, let them go chap 11.

2093 days ago
29.

jana    

.........seriously?....... i have absolutely no words and only hope this is just a stupid publicity joke....seriously??... completely and utterly dumbfounded at the absurdity if this is for real.........wow. There are really stupid people in this world that see nothing beyond themselves.... congress has more on it's plate then to deal with these two schmucks sad little worthless stories and their so called "lively hood"... it's called work it out like the rest of the general public has to do with no assistance from the government. We have to make what we can to make ends meet for our families because we can't run to the government and get what we want.... we have to work it out.

2093 days ago
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midi    

agent smith,

whoa, slow down there a minute. porn IS a giant part of the economy. consider all the actors, photographers, writers, directors, production assistants... it's a big chunk of hollyrude.

2093 days ago
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