Quote Originally Posted by dmr View Post

Speaking very freely, much of what I would call pornography is incredibly crude and demeaning. It's obviously produced by men, for men, for the purpose of arousal, period. There is no intimate artistry in this type of production. I'm sure everybody knows exactly what type of material I am referring to. (It's obvious that the producers of some of what I have seen have no {f-bomb}ing clue, pun intended, as to what intimacy really is.)
Well, having cable I can wach every day on my TV porn. And I can say it is BORING. And very disgusting. It is produced by men, for men, but if producers made it to arouse, they missed the point... And I am a man. Or, maybe, female in man's body... lesbian...

Saying that, ARTE had few nights ago themathic evening about pornography (ARTE is French/German artistic satellite TV channel, and they have on evenings broadcastings about specifis themes. They broadcast from 20.00 (8PM) till about midnight different programmes (documentaries, feature movies, interviews, etc...) about that evening theme).

According to what I saw that night, pornography is here to stay, become mainstream (like digital ), and some parts of pornography, especially from 1970es or 80es (movies and magazines) could be seen almost as art.

One can agree or not, but when one see what happens on Cannes film festival (Hot d'Or award), I think it is not far from true...

So, what is pornography and can it be art? Well, everything is possibile in this valley of tears we named the Earth...