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Ashley Dupre Is a Girls Gone Wild Alum

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Just when you think the Eliot Spitzer/Ashley Dupre scandal couldn't get any sleazier, Joe Francis gets involved.

The Girls Gone Wild honcho offered Ashley Dupre $1 million to appear on one of his videos, but retracted that offer when he realized that Ashley had already been there, done that back in 2003. Dupre participated in a GGW video while on spring break in Miami Beach, in which she stripped (duh) and reportedly had sex with another girl. Dupre was kicked off the GGW bus after the crew caught her drinking underage. Joe Francis very kindly purchased her a Greyhound bus ticket home...to New Jersey. Hey, it was the least he could do. The very least. Actually, no, the very least he could do was show her how to properly stick her thumb out to hitchhike her way back. Joe Francis is practically a charity superstar with that bus ticket.

Jezebel had an interesting piece about this yesterday, pondering the reasons why women think it's empowering to perform, for lack of a better word, for men. Frankly, if I think about it too long, I get really, really depressed.

One theory could be that women are human and being human in this capitalist society there's a drive to do whatever you think you have to do to get some crumbs from the pie that the greedy patriarchy have already digested. Get enough implants, do enough Jager Bombs, make out with enough sorority sisters while drunk dudes cheer you on, and maybe someday you'll be an actual player in life, right?

But the other, more likely, explanation is that most of these women have no idea what it is to be empowered. I'm not saying that if someone is totally uninhibited that they shouldn't flaunt their sexuality and own it and be proud of it, whatever form that may take. I think it's awesome that there all different flavors of sexuality, ranging from conservative to in-your-face. I'm saying that I don't buy that for a second from any of the women that appear on things like GGW. I'm saying that I think those women are desperate for attention and validation and that men like Joe Francis prey on that because they can and can make a buck while doing it and have no qualms with it because it's all in fun between consenting adults.

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Comments

Deb on the Rocks

It's a pretty good story, though, in that GGW ends up looking like the gateway drug to prostitution, and it's been around long enough now that people are seeing how women can be embarrassed by Joe's ownership of thei party images. The teenagers I talked with this week about the story said "it's so foul."

Sandy

Her attorney claims she was 17 at the time the material was taped so Joe Francis may decide not to use the material: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/20/dupre.gone.wild.ap/index.html

BaltimoreGal

GGW is SUCH a gateway to other unfortunate behavior and situations, in my opinion.

Owning your sexuality is a good thing. Becoming numb to the cheapening of your (and others') sexuality is not. I have a real problem with people who insist that it's free expression and not hurting anyone. Because sometimes, it is.

sweetney

"Get enough implants, do enough Jager Bombs, make out with enough sorority sisters while drunk dudes cheer you on, and maybe someday you'll be an actual player in life, right?"

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggghhhhhhh.

so sad. so gross. and who thought it could get grosser or sadder?

Sils

I think there is a special place in hell reserved for that man. (Francis, that is.)

laura

I'm sorry, but who is this person? I mean, I know who Joe Francis is, unfortunately, but why is this other person famous?

Sue Nommi

common street trash

Lisalisa

Not to mention future skin cancer patient. good grief.




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