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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 7:12:58 PM PDT
Q says:
Right on, JB.

You guys are some of the most intelligent folks I know. Hence, I spend quite a bit of time on the "game" threads here! It beats hanging out drinking with a bunch of morons every night.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 7:15:12 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 7:15:23 PM PDT
Q says:
Hey, is this post actually *on* topic! I had forgotten what the topic even was.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 7:18:38 PM PDT
Q says:
Not you!

Most of the people in this here town. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 7:27:45 PM PDT
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Jonathan says:
It's the porn thread.

And that reminds me, regarding D. L.'s "heavy on the sausage" comment, I'd like to remind those who nay-say most of the forum without giving it all a fair shake, that while the forum is typically male-dominant, quite a few of the game threads, or "games" -- as Ms. L. rightly wraps in quotes, since the voting is mainly an excuse to start conversations on what's being voted on -- are filled with sausage made from the most humanely grown pigs of the Amazon. We aren't all wild boars, and we don't bite.

If it's a thread started by Emma, Sloany, or myself, you can be guarangoddamnteed that you'd be most welcome to shoot the breeze about whatever, as long as it's slightly on topic to what is going on at the moment.
That goes for everyone here.

P. S. - come to think of it, most of the games I play on are about 50/50 split between the genders. 60/40 maybe. We can't forget about Clevelandgrrl, J. A. and Mischief Girl, and Alice who occasionally pops in still.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 7:45:42 PM PDT
Q says:
J.A is a girl?!

Who knew!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 7:58:35 PM PDT
Jonathan says:
Yeah, she's mentioned she's a Grandmother (not too old, early '50s?) who lives in Oregon. Used to live in California.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 8:21:41 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 8:32:23 PM PDT
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"Which I never thought would go on this long, since the OP is obviously a troll!"

The fact you think I'm a troll is hilarious. Already stated it's a honest question. Observational to be exact. Sometimes you tend to think "why are people such slaves to sex that they will do nearly anything to get a rush?" Call me crazy, but I feel it's a logical question since porn contributes to that.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 8:43:20 PM PDT
Jonathan says:
If I'm wrong, pardon me, Fallen, but the original post fits almost all the criteria of a troll post. Sorry I haven't been keeping up on this thread very well to notice that you've been participating in it regularly.

A suggestion, based on what you've asking: if you're serious about these questions, it belongs in this forum:
http://www.amazon.com/forum/philosophy

I can't see much productive dialog happening among us simple moviegoer folk. Why make it only about porn "movies"? Pornography runs the gamut of forms, for as long as there have been media to extend the creative urge, from crude carvings and sketches to 3-D interactive whatsits. There's a lot of ground to cover, and it can only get so shallow narrowing the range to porn videos.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 9:31:13 PM PDT
stevign says:
I'm outraged, the sexism, someone call the ACLU!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 10:07:00 PM PDT
stevign says:
You need to find a better class of Morons.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 7:15:49 AM PDT
D. Larson says:
Unfair or not, it's true though. The guys of porn get paid jack compared to the women, and they labor in anonymous obscurity. I can think of only three slightly memorable names: Ron Jeremy, who was inexplicably employed for a long time; John Holmes, who rated a very good biopic; and James Deen, who is apparently the big name in the business right now. Some blather has accumulated that he will one of the few, the proud, the brave to make the leap into "legitimate" movies.

Of course, since the interwebs made it possible for anybody, anywhere, anytime to become a porn "star", a lot of the glamour (and a lot of the money) has gone out of the business. You used to have to at least be somewhat presentable and able to buy a bus ticket to the San Fernando valley. Now you just need your living room couch and a webcam.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 7:16:59 AM PDT
gambitrmp says:
That's pretty neat & sad all at the same time.

I loved common sense. Patience is another one that I miss.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 7:22:40 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
I'm not sure it's unfair. The woman have to be willing to subject themselves to degradation, while the men show up and look like studs. Some of the men seem to do ok when they do their own films where they introduce and interview new "actresses", then proceed to maul them on film. It's quite a disgusting business.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 7:27:51 AM PDT
gambitrmp says:
I wouldn't call it unfair. I believe the core audience for porn is men. As such, the women would be the "popular demand item". Hence they basically sell the product hence they make the most money. That's how I see it anyway.

The entertainment industry doesn't reward the hardest worker so much as the audience draw. Off camera talent likely works every bit as hard as actors & actresses but they don't exactly sell the movie like thier on screen counterparts which is not to say they aren't maybe as important to the finished product looking good. It's just how the entertainment industry works. They aren't producting widgets to sell.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 7:32:31 AM PDT
D. Larson says:
I'd think it'd actually be harder for the "studs". They have to (ahem) be harder and stay harder. The women really do have to just show up; less pressure to perform, physiologically speaking. A little Astroglide or whatever, and the gals are ready to simulate enjoyment.

I'd suggest that the reason the men are so anonymous is that they're supposed to be. The male half (or third or quarter or whatever) of any scene is a sort of blank slate for the presumably male viewer. A surrogate for the guy watching from his couch, probably better looking but there only as a virtual stand-in for the watcher's vicarious experience.

Or, my theory could be entirely full of it. Anyway, since blue pills came in, I expect performance anxiety has diminished among the male actors.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 7:39:03 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
If you have performance anxiety as a man, you just can't do that job.

The women don't just have to show up. They have to do all kinds of things that a lot of women would refuse to do. I don't even want to mention details here, but I'm sure we've all seen some unspeakablet things.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:06:35 AM PDT
stevign says:
D:

re: "Unfair or not, it's true though."

Of that I have no doubt. Aside from my previous sarcasm, I was insinuating that if the shoe was on the other foot, feminists would be demanding laws to be past against discrimination and mass castrations be carried out immediately.

Men on the other hand seem to just take some of these things in stride. An example of this can be seen in nightclubs where women are allowed in without paying the obligatory Cover Charge. I know why club owners do it and I have no problem with an owner doing what he thinks is best for his business, but it is rather revealing about the psychology of men vs women and what each group decides to do about discrimination.

Anyway, it was just a thought.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:18:07 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
Free admission and drinks. . . . Getting a "facial" on film . . . . I think we can all agree there is good sexism and bad sexism.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:18:32 AM PDT
stevign says:
re: "Patience is another one that I miss."

I'm one of those unfortunate souls who has never had it. I'm trying to be proactive though; I'm filing for handicap status (hopefully I can at least get a handicap sticker for my car) and I'm asking for the ACLU to help me sue my parents. They may not be personally at fault but I'm obviously a victim of someone or some thing and besides, being a victim is all the rage right now and I want in on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:22:05 AM PDT
gambitrmp says:
Cilantron,

I just had to re-read this. This is especially true of the early 90's ones. They got a LITTLE more "mature" as they went on.

I never minded how silly they were or how little nudity was in the 1st segments because Playboy models are often pretty top calibur & you got some nice facial expressions out of those fun clips.

I could do without the flip-flop clothed, unclothed, clothed, unclothed, etc editing in favor of just presenting it as a strip tease that ends & stays on nudity & I could do without the candolabra or other scenary but I still enjoy them both for the quality of the girls & light heartedness of it. It's kind of like a B-movie horror flick with a bevy of naked girls vs. a more serious horror flick. Actually that analogy works prretty well for me as hardcore porn almost seems like a horror movie to me. That's a little unfair to good horror though IMO.

I often find those skits more entertaining than a standard strip-tease type video ESPECIALLY when I don't find the girl that appealing. At least the skit is something to watch but I'm sure I may be in the minority & a standard strip-tease type thing works very well with a girl that is appealing to me.

Oh coarse with DVD, the skip button & scene selections help eliminate the ones I'm not into that much easier than when you had to rely on fast forwarding thru tape or just watch it to get to the next good one.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:25:05 AM PDT
stevign says:
re: "The woman have to be willing to subject themselves to degradation"

Willingly. That's the key. I know radical feminists refuse to admit that but legitimate porn actress are indeed "willing" to do this for money none the less.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:29:20 AM PDT
stevign says:
re: "I think we can all agree there is good sexism and bad sexism."

We can? If you're not trying to be funny (which is certainly ok with me), I would like to hear your argument.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:31:41 AM PDT
stevign says:
re: "I'd think it'd actually be harder for the "studs". They have to (ahem) be harder and stay harder"

I heard the men are provided with these ladies called "Fluffers". When I 1st heard about it I laughed my butt off but it does make sense when you think about it.
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