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'Three Stooges' Porn Parody

You Can't Jack Our Comedy

with Porn!

4/17/2012 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not the Three Stooges XXX porn parody
The brainchild behind the porn parody, "Not the Three Stooges XXX" has been threatened by the guy behind the PG version that was released Friday -- to either put the brakes on the porn, or else.

Robert Benjamin, Executive VP and General Counsel of C3 Entertainment which produced the PG movie, fired off a letter -- obtained by TMZ --  to the lawyer for the triple X version, claiming the "low budget, clearly pornographic film" is not protected as a parody under the First Amendment.

But Michael Fattorosi,  the XXX lawyer fired his own letter back -- which we also got -- claiming the only way Benjamin could stop him is with a proper trademark, and Fattorosi says the only Three Stooges trademark Benjamin owns is for Three Stooges bottled beer.

But even more basic -- Fattorosi lectures Benjamin on the fact that a parody is protected as free speech.

The PG movie came in second last weekend, pulling in $17 mil.

We'll see how the XXX version comes in.

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Jay W.     

The 4 stooges below Curly, Larry and Moe look good !

818 days ago
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quezcotl    

As a semi-christian, im against all porn. However, sometimes when its rainy or cold outside (and my gf & daughters are out of town) I do watch some.
This movie? naaah this isnt something for me.
I don't like paraodies, I want the woman to be humiliated and roughed up - thats what all men want to do with their wife, but can never do irl or else they would divorce us.

ps! i'm white irl, some people think im latino, im not. In fact I was born with blonde hair. Anyway, the lesson remain parody porn sucks, in a bad way... only a woman can do it in a good way!

818 days ago
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Blue Lake    

Stop with the porn and smut, TMZ. I don't come here to read that crap. Grow the eff up.

818 days ago
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cheryl    

eewwwwww!

818 days ago
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quezcotl    

We all need to treat each other with respect and dignity.
However, porn is the last stronghold against feminism - and we, men, will never wave the white flag for "true" equality.

No, I don't want my sisters or daughter to work in the adult industry, but there are women out there- who happily does it to please men. And we respect those women for it.
btw, its been shown in medical journals that men who "come" has less chance of prostata cancer, which proves that porn is very much needed in our society even for the older generation.

And about my "christian heritage" i'm a semi-christian. I pick and choose what I like in the bible. But, im most definitely not a muslim,hindu or buddhist - thats very important to know, and my gf isnt jewish.

818 days ago
6.

Phil    

Actually, it IS protected under that parody law.

818 days ago
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Anonymous    

I am not sure I would really call this a parody. The idea of a parody is to actually make fun of something. Clearly, the intent here is to capitalize on the name, and sell more porn.

818 days ago
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Dago    

I love the Stooges.. and I love porn.. Of all the porn paradies Ive seen, this is the only I one I feel as sacrilege.. don't **** up the Stooges with porn. Do a parody of the chics from Progressive..much better. The Stooges are sacrosanct.

818 days ago
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anony    

All of these porn parodies are protected speech, and usually pretty bad.

818 days ago
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Fat Mike    

Could have got around the copyright issue by calling it The Three *******rs

818 days ago
11.

nof    

Sometimes, when comedy legends like The_Farrelly's return?


-They Return and with a Vengeance.


“For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them”
(Psalm 44:3, NKJV)

818 days ago
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nof    

Not that they ever left - but the Farrelly's are back.

818 days ago
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Stormy    

Now that is just funny right there!

818 days ago
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nof    

May America never find out or discover:


The full fury -


Of The-Farrelly-Brothers-wrath.


May the Farrelly-Brothers?


Never declare another Jihad.


On the minds of innocent movie-goers.


This, Lord, we pray ...

818 days ago
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nof    

The planned Farrelly Brothers...


"Dumb & Dumber-Sequel?"


Will break a-billion-dollars in its first week of release.


They've been biding their time, these two...


-Resting.

818 days ago
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