Times are tough even for everyone. From the NY Daily News–
Is the porn industry up next for a bailout? If porn titans Joe Francis and Larry Flynt have anything to do with it, it will.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, the titans of pornography are begging for a bailout.
Joe Francis, creator of the “Girl’s Gone Wild” video series, and Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler, will ask Congress for a $5 billion bailout, according to TMZ.
Why does the porn industry need a bailout? Because apparently even porn is getting smacked by the recession.
XXX DVD sales have taken a hit – about a 22% hit, according to TMZ.
“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind,” Flynt is quoted as saying on TMZ. “It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America.”
That Flynt and Francis are ‘suffering’ comes as no surprise. It was reported 18 months ago that home made porn threatened the adult film industry.
Hugh Hefner is facing financial problems of his own. If he don’t get a bailout, there may be playboy bunnies looking for work. We can’t have that, can we?
Hat tip- Robert Koehler at Marmot’s Hole