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Oprah Teaches Us All About This New Thing Called "Porn"

Mudflapgirl Yes. Oprah, yet again, with the help of "investigative reporter" Lisa Ling, teaches us about a completely new phenomenon. It's called PORN.

Seriously? Seriously. The gist of yesterday's show was that ol' Opie is shocked! Lisa Ling is APPALLED! The world reaches for their fainting couches as we all learn for the very first time that women. WOMEN! Like porn. They look at it on the internet. They buy videos. Vibrators! Toys! Lingerie! WILL THE MADNESS NEVER STOP?!!?!?!?

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Of course, I'm watching along as Opie interviews the one and only Jenna Jameson, laughing my fool head off, because just as she introduced TiVo and Twitter to the masses, Oprah has now introduced PORN. Because none of us had ever heard of it before. What is this, 1954?

Listen, Opie. And put that face away, Lisa Ling. Porn is everywhere, and it's not just for dudes that look like Comic Book Store Guy from The Simpsons. There are, as Oprah showed us, even women directors and producers of porn. Women are taking over the industry! Jenna Jameson is retired with twin babies at (her gigantic, enormous, gorgeous) home that porn paid for. This is NOT NEWS. And yet, the masses will now credit Oprah for exposing this disgusting, horrific underbelly of society, this "pornography."

Has Lisa Ling closed her mouth yet? Seriously, when she was on the set of a porn movie that was in the middle of being shot, she looked like Munch's "The Scream." Close your mouth dear, you'll swallow a bee. 

Call me an old dirty birdie, but I thought it was common knowledge that some women like porn. This is not to say there is not exploitation and a seedy, nasty side of porn. There is, and far too many girls go to Hollywood to become a star and end up with their heels in the air. It's the way of the industry and that sucks. But the idea that we need a shocking! Expose! To teach the little women out there about pornography is ridic. When we fear something, we give it power. When we learn about it, we empower ourselves. And Lisa Ling looked TERRIFIED.

Much, much better on the show was Jenna Jameson. The former porn star doesn't work in the industry anymore, and spoke very eloquently about how she has no regrets, but she does worry about what her sons will think of her when they grow up. She's gotten rid of the breast implants and is happy to stay home with the kids these days, and doesn't mince words about how tough the industry is on women.

Listen, if Oprah's show comforted some woman out there that it's okay for her to like looking at porn, fabulous. If something isn't okay to some woman out there until Oprah says so, great. We're now allowed to look at porn. Oprah said so. I just didn't know that it was something that needed exposing (pardon the pun) in the first place.







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your neighborhood librarian

Maybe Oprah IS a robot. I always assumed that she, like Martha Stewart and overachieving women everywhere, was like a CONNOISSEUR of sex toys.

Cristin

I watched this episode last night and was surprised how well spoken Jenna was. I didn't agree with everything she said but she seems pretty together.
And Oprah, please. She probably has an elaborate, bejeweled dong collection that is on display and opens up like one of those automatic closet organizer things.

TasterSpoon

I missed the Oprah thing, but am wondering whether they dealt with it from the industry perspective or the perspective of her viewers. I guess I approach porn the way I try to source my meat, I want to be satisfied that it was produced in a humane manner. If they were giving tips on that, then Good for Oprah.

schmutzie

Didn't you know that Oprah is retroactively at the forefront of everything?

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Not Afraid To Use It

Swallow a bee! Can't stop laughing, nor can I get around the phallic stinger in the mouth reference. Brilliant.




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