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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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nof    

How-is-this-possible p.s.?


-How can you OWN the U-18 male market...


-Twenty-plus YEARS after your arrival?


-How is this possible?


-When, in the history of cinema, has this ever b4 happened?


Look at the numbers - the Farrelly's swept this last week.

817 days ago
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nof    


“Then I told The_Farrelly's about how the gracious hand of God had been on me...”

(Nehemiah 2:18, NLT)

817 days ago
18.

nof    

-It's Biblical, damn it!

817 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Pull the porn video, or else? Or else, what? Is that a threat to sue? Why threaten to sue, instead of just doing it? This is manipulated marketing at it's most obvious. Put out a copyright video, threaten to sue, pull the video to stop the lawsuit, and it becomes news for both parties. News coverage is Free Advertising! America is overusing that scam.

817 days ago
20.

Cirrus Unicus    

Has Chris Meloni started doing porn? 'Cause THAT would be great!

817 days ago
21.

TrueStoogeFan    

Having seen the PG version, I think Robert Benjamin should have ordered the Farrellys to put the brakes on their version also!

817 days ago
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