“Why I had to stop making hardcore porn” by Sam Benjamin

February 15, 2010 at 7:00 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Good that he ralized the truth early
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We are living in an increasingly individualistic, over-privatized, fragmented society, and it’s not going to get any better any time soon. Perhaps the character of our generation will be judged in how we react to the images that run before us on our screens: do we wish for the objects of our desire to be punished, humiliated? Or treated with respect? The answer is in our collective consciousness. It is up to us.

clipped from www.alternet.org
When I was in my early 20s, I made my living as a pornographer. For more than five years, my working life revolved around framing acts of public copulation.
after half a decade of the sex grind, I decided to call it quits
in due time, I came to learn that within the context of the heterosexual L.A. industry, while my overt task at hand was to make sure that the girls got naked, my true responsibility as director was to make sure the girls got punished. Scenes that stuck out, and hence made more money, were those in which the female “targets” were verbally degraded and sometimes physically humiliated.
straight porn unarguably continues to be the untrammeled domain of male fantasy
a world where it almost seemed like an entire gender was being denigrated, like that was the whole point
simply for the crime, it seemed, of being a woman
At its worst, though, porn can represent with shocking clarity the inability of a modern society to empathize.

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