Sex San Francisco’s Other Sex Scandal
posted by February 2 at 17:27 PMon
Why can’t we have juicy sex scandals here in Seattle? Do we even have them in Seattle? Can anyone recall a single Seattle sex scandal?
San Francisco is currently having two sex scandals—two!—in a single news cycle! Not fair! The owners of a specialty porn website, Kink.com, recently purchased a historic building in San Francisco’s Mission District and panties are bunchin’.
Kink.com, which distributes its videos on X-rated Web sites with names such as Hogtied and Men in Pain, bought the old State Armory in the Mission District for $14.5 million, saying the vacant building’s dark Moorish architecture would make a perfect backdrop for fetish films.
”The basements in particular have a creepy, dungeony feel that is quite appropriate,” said Kink.com founder Peter Acworth…
Although city planners said the studio meets zoning requirements, residents and civic leaders have reservations about allowing people to be tied up, spanked and poked with mechanical implements in the working-class neighborhood.
Hilarious Detail #1: Gavin Newsom, as the mayor of San Francisco, is in the awkward position of having to express his “concern” about the morality of Kink.com at the same time that his affair with his campaign manager’s wife is making headlines all over the world. Take it away, Mr. Mayor…
”While not wanting to be prudish, the fact that kink.com will be located in the proximity to a number of schools gives us pause.”
The mayor is planning to hold hearings. Good luck with that, Gavin.
Hilarious Detail #2: The State Armory, “erected in 1912, empty since 1970 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978,” was sold to Kink.com “after low-income housing advocates killed proposals to develop the Armory into offices or apartments.” No apartments, just BDSM film shoots—good work, low income housing advocates!
Hilarious Detail #3: The Mission Merchants Association, according to its president, is worried that Kink.com is going to “attract perverts to the area.” Uh, yeah. Wouldn’t want to attract perverts to San Francisco. Heavens.
Kink.com, for the record, makes the best and most ethical straight BDSM porn out there, and they use only BDSM players and real people in their shoots. From their website…
BDSM is about respect and trust. When you watch a Kink.com movie, you are watching real BDSM-loving people play in this context. We at Kink.com pride ourselves in the authentic reproduction of fetish activities enjoyed by those in the BDSM lifestyle. Kink.com [hosts] Kink-community building events, BDSM educational seminars, fundraisers for sex-positive charities, and kink-outreach programs.
Some of there stuff is hardcore, but some BDSMers are hardcore—and why shouldn’t their porn be too? And I fully expect that any BDSM film company that can afford to drop 14.5 million on this…
…can afford to pay their models a decent amount of money too.