Sunday, December 4, 2011

‘Roots,’ ESPN, DSK porn parodies show adult studios willing to offend

Several recent adult movies demonstrate that porn studios are willing to offend to attract attention and generate sales.

‘Roots’ porn parody

On Nov. 7, Evasive Angles released a porn parody of the historical novel “Roots” by Alex Haley and the hit television miniseries adapted from it.
Because it makes light of slavery, the video, “Can’t Be Roots – A XXX Parody,” sparked some controversy. (See AVN article.)
Haley based “Roots” on his family tree, which he claims he traced back to African slave Kunta Kinte.
The poorly written synopsis of “Can’t Be Roots” skips all the details of the Haley source material. “Evasive has brought you a wild journey into the minds of white women back in the day and what really went on behind closed doors,” it says. “Watch the pretty (slave-owner’s) daughters fall in lust with the studs and chase them around for some love.”

ESPN porn parody

On Oct. 18, Hustler Video released a porn parody of cable sports channel ESPN with depictions of ESPN on-air talent, including reporter Erin Andrews.
Featuring a portrayal of Andrews in the movie is arguably in poor taste because she recently was victimized in real life by a man with a hidden camera. The man surreptitiously took video of her naked in her hotel room.
The movie, “This Ain’t ESPN,” also parodies anchors Sara Walsh and John Buccigross, reporter Angela Sun and athletes Shaun White and Danica Patrick. (See coverage by Deadspin and Bleacher Report.)
Hustler has been particularly active in making porn parodies of real-life events and public figures. It parodied a host of celebrities in “This Ain’t Hollywood Squares,” released in August; pop singer Lady Gaga in “This Ain’t Lady Gaga,” released in July; and Fox News personalities in “This Ain’t Fox News,” released in June.
But perhaps the most controversial porn parody based on real-life events and public figures is in production.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn porn parody

A French adult studio is producing a porn movie based on the exploits of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was forced to resign after his arrest in May on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City. The charges were later dropped after the credibility of the victim was called into doubt.
The DSK porn movie, called “DXK,” makes light of a rape, which is despicable. (See media coverage by the Huffington Post, the Local and Slate.)

Check out the Tech-media-tainment Flickr page for a gallery of porn movies based on celebrities, politicians and other public figures, as well as real-life events.

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