The final episode of Mums Make Porn was broadcast several weeks ago but I’m afraid I was so underwhelmed I couldn’t be arsed to write a post about. Then today I remembered again and thought I’d go looking for the finished film. In the episode Erica Lust agreed to distribute the film, but couldn’t find it on any of her websites, then with a little more searching I finally found it. It is linked from the website of the production company that made the series.
To watch the film I had to be age verified (and also based in the UK). I was surprised how short it was, less than fifteen minutes. All I can say is… it was alright. I didn’t find it particularly erotic and it felt very staged, especially the parts where they say what they want the other to do. I suppose the final result is the same as the TV series… underwhelming and a wasted opportunity.
If you want to see the film, click on the picture below which will take youto the website. And if you do, please leave a comment telling us what you think.
This BBC article tells the story of Alex Hardy, who committed suicide 2 years after undergoing a circumcision to cure his phimosis. He went to live in Canada, and while there he consulted a doctor who prescribed a steroid cream to stretch the foreskin. When Alex felt that wasn’t working he was referred to a Urologist who immediately suggested circumcision.
This is where the cultural differences kick in. In the UK we don’t circumcise as quickly or easily as they do elsewhere.
Those non-UK readers need to understand something of the British system. The NHS is publically funded through taxation and is free at the point of need. A consequence of this system is that the UK doesn’t provide any treatment that it considers unnecessary. Hence, the NHS will not circumcise boys on demand. (They also do not routinely perform tonsillectomies.)
I am against circumcision for non medical reasons, but sometimes, those medical reasons are not necessarily valid and depend on whichever culture you live in.
The article really moved me and I felt Alex should have been given more options and more after care, especially for someone so young who’s sexual identity is just as important.
If your website is more than two-thirds porn then from July, all sites will have to very all UK citizens accessing the sites will have to prove they are aged 18 or over. To do this, they will have to either input their credit or debit card details or they will have to pay for an age verification card. Either way, they will need to know your personal details. So every time you visit a porn site, you will have to verify your age and hence give your personal details. Does anyone else find this rather… unnerving.
One other thing. Who defines what porn is? Is it porn or erotica, or sex education?
And one question I would like anyone to read this to answer. Is this website porn? I do show the occasional picture and a lot of stories do contain explicit sex. Would you class these explicit stories as porn?
I fully understand the reasoning behind this initiative, they want to protect children from seeing extreme material, which I agree with. But is this the right way to go about it?
The premise of the programme is that Ex-Special Forces soldiers put ordinary people through the SAS’s secret selection process, the ultimate test of physical psychological resilience. This year, fo rthe first time we have a celebrity edition. Celebrity is, of course, an overstatement. We have the usual crop of “Reality TV” people, DJs, sportsmen and women, and presenters.
I was surpised that the TV presenter Jeff Brazier went all the way and showing us a full frontal, usually the interesting bits get blurred. Jeff Brazier is notoriously well-hung and now we see it in all its glory, and this is after playing murder ball in near freezing mud.
Well, episode 2 of this 3 part series has aired. And what do we have? Well, the devout Christian has left as she couldn’t continue. She even went to church and spoke to her vicar about it. Well, go figure! A devout Christian is against porn! Why did she bother even agreeing to do the series?
My other criticism is that they still haven’t shown the mothers asking the main consumers of porn what they want in porn and why they watch it.
The mothers then start to look at casting for their porn film. They say they want to move away from cliches, they want normal people, “girls with one boob bigger than another”. They interview a man. Jack. He says he does mostly trans porn and then one of them asks, “do you have a big penis?” Isn’t that a cliche? What does it matter if they want to make a more realistic porn film after they said it is the right person they want, not cliche. You can be sensual, erotic and everything else they want and have a big penis.
One of them then discovers Erica Lust and her “Ethical Porn”.
The more I watch, the more infuriated I get. But I’m intrigued to see the end result. This could have been such an insightful series about porn and what we want and why we want it. Instead, we have five mothers, four of which are so against porn that one wonders why they are doing it. A women that wretches after seeing a man cum while watching porn being made… how can she possibly make a porn film. Only one women actually consumes porn, she has the most relevant and interesting views. She seems as frustrated with the other mothers than I am. At least they now concede that porn can be something other than girl-boy.
Such a wasted opportunity! All they show is how out of touch with reality they are.