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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Price of Pleasure (2010)

The Price of Pleasure is a documentary that explores pornography and the effects it has on American society: our tolerance and intolerance of it and how porn has become a one of the most profitable businesses in the world - earning in the range of $10-$14 billion a year. Starting with shocking, but irresistibly fascinating, statistics and studies of the phenomenon that is porn. Its ideas are jumbled and unable to have any decipherable intent other than to inform; for most of the film that isn't a problem. But once it goes down the darker path to show the violent nature and content of porn, watching it show content that made my stomach churn and force me to question the sanity of our entire country only to end on the weak conclusion that porn is bad infuriated me. Fortunately, one of the strongest parts of the film came at the end where a porn user explains how once the arousal and "passion" is gone and you are left looking at a video/pic of a women after she has been dominated by a man it leaves a sickening feeling in your stomach. If only the film would have stuck with that intent and wasn't a mess of ideas and conflicting opinions.

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