Monday, 12 December 2005

Porn for Women

The "Adult" entertainment industry has spent millions looking into and developing the female market, arguing that women like to get off too, so there's a huge untapped market.

Only it is already catered for.

Porn heads directly for male pleasure buttons, without accessing higher thought. Often in porn, even sex is bypassed, with the action heading straight for the "Money Shot". This fulfills the male desire for visual stimulus, fulfilment of fantasy and easily available sex, without emotional baggage. These are not female desires so Porn for women would take a very different shape.

"Love actually" is a gratuitously self-indulgent film in which writers transparently include an idealised version of themselves (have you noticed all the attractive men in the film are writers?) into the script. The film bypasses any notion of plot or character development, except to give the men an attractive reason to be emotionally vulnerable (wife dying, shagging brother etc...). This fulfills the female fantasy of emotionally incontinent men, who are in need of a woman to heal the hurt. As a result, all the men fall in love immedaitely with the first woman to make them a cup of tea. There is a pandering to the female hate figure of the "scarlet woman" who tries to break up a marriage, and she fails anyway. The nasty bit where Tony Blair stands up to George Bush is as blatant a piece of left-wing propaganda as I've seen since "battleship Potemkin", and the idea that a batchelor Prime Minister would fall for a Foul-Mouthed tea lady is almost as incredible as his wandering through the Arrivals gate at heathrow, escorted by a single copper, who happens also (handily) to be a fine baritone. But fall for her he does, as does every other male in the film; the script writers heading straight for the emotional money shot, and bypassing anything which would make the characters, or the film interesting.

The Failure of the Police to shoot the emotionally precocious brat who runs around Heathrow in the final, horrible scene merely compounds the failure of the movie to offer anything to half its potential audience.

Much like porn, in fact.



7 comments:

Momentary Academic said...

And you've just got around to watching this film? Besides, the film was made to be released during (and for) the holiday season. Who is going to make a mushy film about love scheduled for world wide release at Christmas about the pain and problems that accompany "real" love? People have enough of that during the holiday season.

Furthermore, I don't really like the implication that in order for something to qualify as "female porn" it must be soaked in the emotional and maudlin making women devoid of the ability to acknowledge that sex can be an emotionless business as well.

I'm sure that there are women who like to watch porn as you describe it for men as well as men who enjoy watching your so-called female porn.

I also wouldn't be so quick to polarize what you seem to perceive as a gender (male/female, spirit/matter, earth/firmament) divide.

But I can see what you mean.

Jackart said...

No, It gets inflicted on me annually by some female or other. In this instance, my best friend's wife. (Mark incidentally falls into the category of "man who likes this mush", despite thowing high explosive at people for a living)

Hey ho! There's always an exception to every rule. Which brings me to another one: Women point out anomalies to rules highlighting the individual, men think in big picture and gloss over anomalies.

We need needs both types of thinking to maintain rigour, and I accept that it's not an exculsive gender issue!

Momentary Academic said...

"Women point out anomalies to rules highlighting the individual, men think in big picture and gloss over anomalies."

Now that's not true either. There are many times when one must come up with some kind of universal or unifying theory.

But I'll stop here. Obviously, like most women, I must be belaboring a point, or beating a dead horse senslessly because we can't let things go. :)

Jackart said...

Even your disagreement proves my point. ;-p

Ms Smack said...

I love porn, and have my own stash of naughty films which I watch either alone, or with my partner.

I dont like the 'money shot' amongst other scenes and I'm sure i'm not alone..

Jackart said...

My father has just pointed out the continuity issue with the PM's tie... watch the sequence when he enters 10 downing street. When he's talking to eliza doolitlle, he's not wearing the same spotty tie.

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