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Monday, April 03, 2006

Sex Is Bad, MmmKay

Erotic thrillers lose steam at box office - Apparently, no one is in the mood to see Sharon Stone get naked anymore.

Paul Verhoeven, director of the first "Basic Instinct" (which scored $353
million worldwide) as well as the widely ridiculed "Showgirls" (now regarded as
something of a camp classic), attributes the genre's demise to the current
American political climate.

Oh for the love of... Is he serious? Yes, let's blame the downfall of "erotic thrillers" on politics. Let's not blame it on the fact that we've seen all this before, and it's not, what's the word I'm looking for... original.

"Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States," said the Dutch
native. "Look at the people at the top (of the government). We are living under
a government that is constantly hammering out Christian values. And Christianity
and sex have never been good friends."

Uhh, yeah. I'm at a loss for words, too.

"We're in a big puritanical mode," he said. "Now, it's like the McCarthy era,
except it's not 'Are you a communist?' but 'Have you ever put sex in a movie?'"

Well that I can agree with. If there is one thing that pops into my mind when I see an erotic thriller it is "this will kill more people than communism." Is it a coincidence that Stone and Stalin both start with the same letters? I think not. It's obvious that these movies are doing poorly for one reason and one reason only - massive fear.

Seriously, I can't even keep writing about this without laughing. These poor Hollywood schmucks actually fail to see that the reason these movies do so poorly is because they suck. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, but these guys are firmly convinced that their movies aren't doing well because "eroticism" is an enemy of the state. Gotcha.

The only question is, what genre will be the next victim of the Bush administration? Horror? Action? One can only hope that it's the Romantic Comedy...

14 comments:

Kell said...

I am so sick of "it isn't my fault."

I am a Christian, and while I can't speak for everyone, his statements... ummmm, yeah....
C R A Z Y

And for the crack on Romantic Comedies? I hope that in the next episode of 24, Jack spends most of his time looking for the perfect bouquet of flowers. While skipping. In a sweater vest. And singing Air Supply songs. While giggling. And wearing Birkenstocks. While dreaming of a kinder-gentler-nation. And of large groups of hippies roaming the earth humming Barbara Streisand songs. While demanding that the CTU spend some time planting petunias instead of saving the world.

Mr. Twisted said...

Actually, from what I've heard, Matthew McConaughey will be a guest on an upcoming episode of 24 where Jack will torture him and eventually get him to admit that he is a closeted homosexual. Of course, this may upset some female viewers of the show. This will be remedied by another guest appearance by none other than Chuck Norris. Who will then take off his shirt, effectively destroying all remaining memory of that Matthew fella with one swift display of sweaty chest hair.

Kell said...

You must have had help with that reply. Way too clever.

Too bad the gay comment about my other boyfriend doesn’t bother me. I don’t care who he sews with... in my mind it is ALWAYS with me! HA!!

And thanks for the Chuck Norris... shirtless... Blechhh... I am pretty sure a vision like that explains bulimia. "I just threw up in my mouth a little bit." GROSS!

~E said...

Ditto what Kell said, esp. about ol' Chuck Norris. In 2006, chest hair, sweaty or not... *blech!*

Kell said...

I have no problem with the chest hair... as long as it isn't attached to Chuck Norris. Or Harvey Keitel. Or Janet Reno.

Mr. Twisted said...

Blaspheme! Except for the Janet Reno part. That's just... wow. That's really disturbing.

Kell said...

don't tell me you are a fan of the Keitel? Double Gross.

Mr. Twisted said...

He's the Cleaner! And the Wolf! Ha.

Kell said...

and the gross naked guy with the stupid piano. 'nuff said. blech

El Jeffe said...
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El Jeffe said...

To be read in a furtive whisper-
psst, hey Kell, ixnay on the admouthingbae uckChae orrisNae. I'm sure you already know trash talking Chuck is the leading cause of death among humans. You like to live dangerously, it's obvious. But not even Evel Knievel would speak disparagingly of the Norris. Sheesh.

Kell said...

oh how I wish I didn't have the Mom filter on right now...

El Jeffe said...

Now I feel like Jason Evans-

Who or what is a Mom filter?

Kell said...

"Mom filter"... My reply would have caused me to enforce the use of Lava soap. on myself. aka use of bad words and serious innuendo.