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I recently had this theory that shoes feature so much in pornography because of stupid old ordinances relating to obscenity.
My basic premise was that the reason that shoe wearing is so prevalent in pornography is because at some point during the Victorian or Edwardian periods, pornographic material was considered obscene, and being caught with photographs of nude subjects could land you in a particularly large amount of trouble as you were handling or dealing in obscenities. Oddly enough, this lead to people figuring out ways to hide their porn on teeny-tiny little slides and led to the invention of micro-fiche. True story! Anyway, I figured that pornographers, when busted, would attempt to get out of it on the legal technicality that the models weren’t actually nude because they were wearing shoes – and as this went on for some time, it became to be perceived as normal (at least in pornography). (more…)
As those of you that are regular readers of this blog know, I like to read news on a regular basis from what used to be a trusted and respected 4th estate establishment: Fairfax media, notably The Age, as it’s got my local news as well. However, due to syndication and the need to save money on actually creating content, as well as creating content that’s simply going to get reader’s attention and hopefully backlinks (like I am providing here), they often go for really mundane and stupid articles from time to time.
Here’s something that’s a shocker: Suddenly porn is the new porn! (more…)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, anything by Ed Wood, and now One Eyed Monster.