Sex Hard Core
posted by October 7 at 15:42 PMon
A few years ago, Eli Sanders wrote for us about Max Hardcore’s legal troubles with the Bush administration. Here’s the beginning of his feature, which I’ll never ever be able to forget:
Here is how Max Hardcore makes his living: He rams his cock into women’s mouths until they vomit, and then he sells videos of the encounters. He sells other videos, too, videos that feature his signature contribution to the world of hardcore pornography: a flexible rubber tube that allows women to suck from their own asses the semen or urine he has just deposited there, often very roughly. Are you turned on yet? Hardcore has been accused (but not convicted) of raping a British porn star named Felicity. He also has been accused of misogyny, a charge that seems apt given that many of his videos feature him shouting degrading insults at the women (often dressed as schoolgirls, complete with pigtails and hairless vaginas) who appear in his films. He describes himself as “an American original” and a leader in the field of “sexual mistreatment,” and in addition to his novel use of rubber tubing, he claims both to have pioneered the practice of “anal gaping” and to be at the vanguard of “the misuse of medical speculums.”
Will the culture suffer in the slightest if this man is prosecuted for obscenity? We may soon find out.
You should read Eli’s feature; it’s a great primer on obscenity laws and porn. Also, it’s relevant now because last Friday, Max Hardcore was sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison. Reverse cowgirl does a fine job of summing up the case so far, and asks a very important question about people who are protecting Max Hardcore’s rights to make porn:
…if you’re going to talk about how far we’ve come when it comes to porn, if you’re going to posit Paul “Max Hardcore” Little as the latest victim of the Bush administration, if you’re going to lament one more strike against your First Amendment rights, you should bear witness as to what a porn star drenched in vomit looks like. Otherwise, you’re blind when it comes to the hardcore realities of making porn in the 21st century.