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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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anonymous    



Is this a joke???

2093 days ago
47.

parkside701    

The grade of these films is not why they are suffering. They are suffering because of rampant piracy. Plus who will be willing to pay $40 or more for a brand new title when they could lose their jobs tomorrow?

That $40 could go towards fuel for the car looking for work, or cereal for a parents children or viagra so the old geezer can get it up to watch porn just to get it back down again.

You guys know what I mean.

2093 days ago
48.

Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

I suppose I always knew both of these jerkoffs had a lot of nerve, but this is beyond ridiculous. That is essentially asking all of the citizens of the US to pay for porn. I think not. I hope both of them lose every cent they ever made.

2093 days ago
49.

SIENNA IS A HOMEWRECKING WHORE    

OH NO...THE HORROR...these worthless pimps MIGHT have to do like the rest of us and get REAL jobs where THEY actually have to work instead of get rich off some insecure, used up lil slut. LMAO. are they on drugs? THEY HAVE TO BE.

2093 days ago
50.

99centz    

heck,i cant evan afford acopy of thiz month'z BIGGUMM'Z..................

2093 days ago
51.

PissDoff    

Eskimotube....and so on,Larry`o is old and in the way

2093 days ago
52.

oops    

look at their faces in these pics...

with all the stank pun@ni these guys have been around, i'd be gasping for air too !!!

2093 days ago
53.

lost in lalaland    

It would be no more ridiculous than the government giving our money to the auto industry to save them after making crap for decades or the financial institutions because they got so unbelievably greedy. I think (and hope) that's their point. Say what you want about Flynt, he's always had a pretty good grasp of what is wrong with American politics. And paid a damned high price for fighting for what he believes in. Nothing more American than that.

2093 days ago
54.

Madukes    

With all of the debauchery going on in the Government, I thought Congress had been supporting the porn industry.

2093 days ago
55.

Fox    

I hope these jerks are just mounting a publicity stunt! If so, it's a pretty awesome one. From the second the first bailout was approved, I KNEW more and more would be lining up asking for handouts. Where exactly do the useless morons in DC draw the line? Well this will help shed some light on that.

I'd LOVE to see other random companies or just any private citizen start lining up and asking for handouts to prove a point. Think about it, if you could quantify the amount of people affected by a collapse of the big three and then round up the same amount of random people +1 and have them march on the Capitol asking for a handout, what would happen?...

2093 days ago
56.

PEPSI Generation    

The Internet has changed the playing feild worldwide and anyone not selling product online is left behind.....the goverments slowed the advent of the internet as they knew it would change the market places.Those who didn`t get inside fast are now slowed down....But all the same the Goverment of the USA will fall if they don`t stand thier ground...it seem as if that`s waht they want to happen....the depopulation project talked about for years and years.....too many old and poor here sent our jobs to china and we buy those slave products.Our goverment has to be near way past broke...the run on guns and cuts in cop money don`t look good.Porn sites are everywhere pay perview online is the only way to get the market.

2093 days ago
57.

HOLLYWOOD STANDARD    

This is funny. There is no way the porn industry is getting a bailout..lol

BTW porn on the internet is CRAZY now a days...ITs more about smacking the he@@ out the women than anything else..You know porn is crossing the line when you actually feel bad for the girls..lol

2093 days ago
58.

WTF    

"has taken a huge shot to the face"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA!!!!!!

2093 days ago
59.

know it all    

Better them then bailing out the bank,the car co's and the airlines..They are all "f**king us..But atleast when your F**ked by Flynt and Franiis..You get to look at pictures and "get off"at the same time.

2092 days ago
60.

we will miss MJ    

This has to be a joke right, these two idiots cant be serious? The entire world would love to see these two a-holes go out of business, Larry and Joe, here me loud and clear: YOU WILL NEVER SEE ONE RED PENNY OF OUR TAX MONEY, SO GO F... YOURSELF, HURRY ALONG NOW!

2092 days ago
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