Friday, October 12, 2012

Why no porn parodies of Mitt Romney?


Four years ago, the porn industry parodied Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in an adult movie released before the election. She was mocked in a total of nine adult movies from 2008 through 2011.
The porn industry also parodied President Barack Obama in four adult movies in 2009 and 2010.
But for the 2012 presidential election, there have been no porn parodies.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has gotten a pass from the likes of Hustler’s Larry Flynt. And I wonder why? The most obvious reasons are business considerations.
Maybe political porn parodies don’t sell well. But I find that hard to believe given how many there have been over the years. Other targets of such films have included President Bill Clinton (obviously), President Richard Nixon, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (of course) and New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (natch).
(For a list of porn movies based on public figures or real-life events, check out this censored photo gallery.)
Or maybe porn companies are just more interested in doing porn parodies of attractive women, such as Palin, than middle-aged men. That seems credible.
Or perhaps adult film companies are worried about the political ramifications of parodying Romney. If Romney is elected president, there’s a good chance he could push moral codes and try to crack down on the porn industry for obscenity.
But porn companies aren’t known for backing down from a First Amendment fight.
Most likely, adult movie studios didn’t give Romney any chance of winning against incumbent Obama. So why make a porn movie about someone they see as a flash-in-the-pan political figure?
Just in case Romney does win, adult studios should be working on some Romney porn parody scripts. If these movies even have scripts.

Photo: Romney Condoms from Say It With A Condom. (See Huffington Post article.)

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