Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Horrible Fetish Producer Sued, Thank Gawd.

This is really a new low. A video company in Florida is under the gun for paying homeless men $50 to be beaten by scantily dressed women for fetish videos, according to the Associated Press in Florida.

The article, by Tamara Lush, a great reporter who used to be a coworker of mine at the Burlington Free Press in Vermont, says some of the men suffered some pretty nasty injuries.

Obviously, these videos were sold, but what sicko would want to buy them? Everything is wrong with this.  There's violence. Vulnerable people are being exploited. It's disgusting. Making money through beating up people?

I'm all for sexual turn-ons, if that's your cup of tea, but there are limits.

To be fair, the video company says it did nothing wrong, and that people are trying to make him look bad to get money. However, homeless advocates say the victims' stories are consistent with each other, and with the advertisements for the videos.

It will be interesting to see how this lawsuit proceeds and whether the homeless people who say they were beaten will get any compensation.

In the meantime, I will advocate for non-violent, private sexual content, thank you very much. Ugh.

Yeah, I sound like a prude, but it's better than getting hurt. Or hurting someone, no?

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