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“I’m Troy McClure, and now it’s time for what we all came here to see — hardcore nudity!”

troy-mcclure.jpgA federal trial here in Los Angeles is getting ready to start up, and the jury is going to be in for quite a treat — hours of hardcore fetish porn.

At issue is how a jury will define obscenity in a region that boasts its status as the capital of the pornography industry and at a time when technology has made the taboo adult flicks of a generation ago available to a mainstream audience.
Hollywood filmmaker Ira Isaacs says the videos he sells are works of art, protected under the Constitution. Federal prosecutors contend they are criminally obscene.
The prosecution is the first in Southern California by a U.S. Department of Justice task force formed in 2005 after Christian conservative groups appealed to the Bush administration to crack down on smut.
For jurors to determine whether Isaacs’ work is obscene, they will view hours of hard-core pornography so degrading that in one film, an actress cries throughout, prosecutors said in court papers.
But if jurors find that any of the four videos at issue in the case have any “literary, scientific or artistic value,” the work is not legally obscene, according to a 1973 Supreme Court ruling.

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He may say they are works of art, but he also said that he felt sorry for the jurors who would be forced to watch hours of that stuff and that it was only for small doses...its got to be pretty disturbing.

"What about the vagina?"

How do I sign up? No, seriously. I'm sick. And tears make a surprisingly good lube.

Kept saying 'huuuuuh' quietly under my breath while reading this article.
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? It is not if it is obscene. I dont care if a girl cries throughout (and I'm a card carring feminist) nay. It's the motherfuckng constitution and that is waaaaaaaaay more important then a could porno tapes.

Ack. This scares the bejesus out of me. Hopefully those jurors have heads on their shoulders. Bush...wow. There is a special place in hell reserved for him.