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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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76.

mike    

Five billion? Now that's what I call a money-shot!

2032 days ago
77.

Debbie/grandmother    

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Laying on the floor laughing! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Can't stop, can't stop! Ha ha ha ha....

2032 days ago
78.

liz    

So, Joe Francis is going to DC personally to make the pitch for the $5 billion. He should take some cameras along - I know I'd pay to see that.

At least porn doesn't pretend to be something it isn't. Wall Street, hedge funds, bankers, on the other hand....

2032 days ago
79.

KittyPrincess    

HA ha ha, this has to be a joke. The depression brought america to the movies and to their bottles of shine, they had sex at home it was free. FREE like internet porn. Go ask the boys in Washington for a clue.

2032 days ago
80.

Bill    

Yes, it is a big joke. They're ridiculing the idea of a bailout. That's the point - they want to piss you off. If one struggling industry can leech off tax-payers to avoid actual reform and restructuring, why shouldn't all struggling industries get free money to burn?

They're simply trying to remind all of us that bailing out private companies with public tax dollars is ridiculous.

2032 days ago
81.

casenart    

It is just like a "business" that has been mismanaged, head honchos overpaid and wanting the people of this country to give them a handout. I struggle every week just to keep a roof over my daughters head and food on the table. Its bad enough that I am paying to bail out the "big" car companies when I can barely keep my 94 'stang running on balding tires. People need to wake up and say something. Are you willing to do this? We know this will never happen. Gimme a break already!!! Our government will have lost their damn minds if they even THINK about doing this!

2032 days ago
82.

Proud American    

Although our country believe in freedom that is a good thing so I am using my freedom. I understand what they are looking for a bone they are a couple of dogs, right. Use woman to gang not to forget the master pimp himself Heffner. But back on the topic these to are not homeless like the majority of people who have lost their homes to foreclosure, average people suffering from the poor economy. No we got two dogs begging. Here is an idea. Call your boy, Hugh Hefner!!

2032 days ago
83.

Roy Butler    

Don't give them one red cent. Porn has and does cause great harm across all nations in all classes.
NO BAILOUT TO THE PORN INDUSTRY ! It's a depraved evil business that has, still has and WILL continue
to ruin and destroy the lives of women, girls, men and boys of all ages.
It should be removed in all it's forms from our societies. Doesn't anyone care that our young daughters and sons
are enticed into pornographic acts by drugs or promises of fame and fortune or just to survive? Most people don't
think about victims of porn having their innocence violated and then displayed on pages or film to feed many peoples
sick and depraved fantasies that lead to many acts of sexual violence.

2032 days ago
84.

sinbolism    

but... what about the "enhancement" drug comapnies? Viagra... Cialis... Extenze, and such? Isn't it a little premature for congress to blow a load on this?

2032 days ago
85.

Sam    

Oh, you poor, poor, idiotic americans.

Your porn industry is huge, yet individually, you still say it's filth? Come on, your country left it's moral fiber rotting in a ditch a long time ago, just like mine. But atleast we're honest about it.
I watch porn, together with my girlfriend, and those people that play in them aren't being abused, they have chosen their profession, and get paid for it very well, who are you to judge them?
And honestly, all those conspiracy theories that get spouted on here? Please, now it's just getting retarded.
If your failing car industry gets a bailout, why shouldn't the porn industry get one? Either you go pure capitalism, and no one gets a bailout, or every major industry gets one when they need one. And you can't go for option one anymore.

Sam,
-The Netherlands

2031 days ago
86.

avatardriggs    

LOL...the Biggest JOKE...(or Laugh)...Is "the People who Think (Opinion rather!)...that This is NOT a more serious mattter & Issue...than They are obviously aware of, etc....LOL.....(od course....Here in the USA...peoples 7 the "public in general', etc...had Never been Known for Their "brillance, Awareness!!, or Thinking abilities", etc...LOL....."What a Maroon"...as Bugs Bunny would say!!...LOL)....."ALL...EveryThing...has a Reason Thyme"....IF but "take the Time and Efforts...and the care 7 Concern...and Sincerety", etc...to Look for It /Them...and a Desire to Be MORE AWARE', etc....LOL

Plus...There are "Many Reasons 7 factors...for the "decline & Decrease in/for the Adult & Porn Industries"....so-called problems, etc......the Least of Which..."is the Economy", etc....I kow That for a fact!!!....LOL.....(i.e.-Their "lack of Quality, Pride & Integrity in/of Work and Workmanship', etc....and the Poor if not Out-right BAD to Unacceptable "Films 7 Movies...with rampantly Poor to BAD or Unacceptable ...."EDITING" and production, etc....which Is "My Own personal greatest Complant...and Criticism'!!, etc....LOL
9Not to mention the "Near-Fraudulent to Actual 'Fraudulent....Practices, Procedures,& Policies', etc....used & implimented by the Adult & Porn Industries, etc...(also...of which I know for a Fact!!). NO...It is NOT....merely or just /Mostly the Ecomomy that had "caused Theuir Decreases", etc...but...many, Many things & Aeas I'd say....and assume, etc....DUH!!!

SEX and "sexual areas & issues", etc...ARE...a very & Most Important "issue and area of concerns"....Here and thru-out the World....and Especially HERE"!!...LOL...and They should NOT..."not be Taken Lightly"...as So many seem or Tend to DO"!!!....serously....IF "One...or You...just Stop...and Really THINK about IT"!! (Ovet-All & In General!!).....DUH....LOL

Have a nice & Prosperpus NEW Year....hopefuly...and "with plenty or Sufficient Sex'...for Those who desire It"!!...LOL
'avatardriggs'........(Thursday-1-8-09am)
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2031 days ago
87.

PEPSI Generation    

The american porn industry is the biggest money making entertainment arts in the USA-it make more money than even pro sports!.Over 70 % of adults look at adult online....But these two producers are not in the big money that would be the hollywood studio`s including disney and sony...so japan owns much of the hollywood system of oneness-all the studio`s were taken over by japan years ago,without the goverment ever stoping it.Our goverment has failed us time and time again....union busting reagan and kichen cabinet(SS) will be the death of our freedom.

2031 days ago
88.

Dark    

I shudder when I read all the comments left by people getting indignant about LF's proposal and realize that they have a vote too. Six words for them: Irony is wasted on the stupid

2031 days ago
89.

delg23    

You people are idiots! He is doing it to make a point! Larry Flynt is a genius and my hero!

2031 days ago
90.

B.G.    

Absolutely - he is making perhaps the loudest political statement yet. This might even embarrass the politicos enough to reconsider future begging from the thousands of other industries that have and are lining up as we speak. This is absolutely fantastic.

2031 days ago
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