Larry Flynt

Archive for March, 2014

FROM MYFOXDETROIT.COM: Porn-Apocalypse: The business of porn is going out of business

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

LOS ANGELES (WJBK) – Porn is everywhere, except in the porn capital, Los Angeles. Pornographers try to stay relevant at a time when the internet is giving it away for free.
The saturation of free porn on the internet means “The Valley” is losing its once very profitable industry. Throw the condom law into the mix and they’re really in trouble. Who wants to buy a DVD or order a movie on their cable system when they can call up porn on their computer free of charge?

Charlie LeDuff talks to industry insiders Ron Jeremy, Larry Flynt and Steve Hirsch about the future of porn. Play the video in the player to see a full report in this edition of The Americans with Charlie LeDuff.

Porn has gone mainstream. Estimates say there are as many as 4-million internet sites dedicated to porn. One study says as many as 90% of young American men and 60% of young American women have watched porn. It’s a billion dollar industry, that’s why people make it. But with small town ‘Scorsese’s” giving it away for free on the internet, Los Angeles based porn executives, like Vivid Entertainment’s Steve Hirsch are trying to adjust.

(For full article, click here.)


FROM AMERICAN THINKER: In Thirty Years, Flynt Hasn’t Moved — the Public Has

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

left to right:  Falwell’s attorney Jeffrey Daichman, renowned First Amendment attorney
Floyd Abrams, Mr. Flynt and Forum Director Thane Rosenbaum

After interviews with the infamous trial babies Casey Anthony and OJ Simpson, Fordham Law’s provocative Forum on Law, Culture & Society, Trials & Errors, has offered up for the public’s titillation and sniggering Larry Flynt, infamous for milestone cases dealing with freedom of speech, most prominently including the 1988 US Supreme Court case, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell.

The series is helmed by the deft and articulate Fordham legal scholar [John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law], acclaimed author and interlocutor Thane Rosenbaum; it focuses on high-profile trials that have captured the public imagination, and oozed beyond the courtroom into wider public dialogue and debate. It takes for its bailiwick the ‘big ideas of the day,’ particularly those that present a nexus between law, justice, human rights, and civil society. Under the popular management of the Law School, series producer Joel Seidemann and program producer Beth Karas, the series has brought together public intellectuals, government leaders and influential artists in evenings that, like them or no, present a rich ambrosia of intellectual challenge.

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FROM IMUS IN THE MORNING: Larry Flynt on his career, death penalty

Friday, March 14th, 2014


Publisher Larry Flynt on his life, career and the death penalty.



FROM BLOOMBERG TV: Larry Flynt vs. The Death Penalty

Friday, March 14th, 2014


Larry Flynt Publications President Larry Flynt discusses why he is against capital punishment, what he wants to be remembered for and what he thinks of Edward Snowden. He speaks with Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”



FROM FOLCS.ORG: Trials and Error-HUSTLER Magazine and Larry Flynt V. Jerry Falwell

Thursday, March 13th, 2014


“Jon Stewart can do what he does because of my case,” proclaims Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine. That case, Hustler Magazine and Larry Flynt v. Jerry Falwell, was decided more than a quarter of a century ago by the United States Supreme Court. The unanimous decision in favor of Flynt’s ad parody of Falwell ended a four year battle between the two who, ironically, went on to have a cordial relationship. Flynt first published Hustler in 1974 and spent the next two decades fighting obscenity laws that criminalized its sale. Forty years later he looks back on his battle for what he calls the “right to be left alone.”

(To watch full video on folcs.org, click here)


FROM THE OXFORD STUDENT: Interview: Larry Flynt, porn mogul, on the stigma around sex, that assassination attempt, and born-again Christianity

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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Awaiting the arrival of the porn world’s top dog, a mid-afternoon G&T in the Union bar felt like a good move. The powerhouse behind America’s unsurpassably explicit mag Hustler, countless porn films, and Hustler Casino, Larry Flynt has topped the porn hierarchy since the 70s. Dutch courage seemed wise. Hence my later surprise to find myself back in the bar with the man himself jovially suggesting I give him a call if ever I happen to be in LA: “I know all the best restaurants.” Virgin Airlines on speed-dial, anyone?

Nor would we have expected this giant of the porn industry’s blank expression at a Kama Sutra-related question during his hour-long talk. The ensuing hilarity of the Union President describing the sex manual amidst the crowded cluster of attendees was worth the membership fee in itself. Banter aside, Flynt had a lot to say about free speech and liberties. Predictably enough, he’s not a fan of the stigma around sex, and criticised the tendency of some to impose their own values on others. If sex is our second strongest desire after survival, he asked: “Don’t you think we’d try to understand it a little better?” Flynt contrasted the unending stream of violent images plastered across the media with the outcry that would arise if a sexual picture made a newspaper’s front cover: “We live in a society that condemns sex but condones violence.” Not escaping critics in the audience, he was then challenged by a student who saw war photography as emphasising the value of life as opposed to what he regarded as the demeaning, damaging porn industry.

Flynt was, unsurprisingly, not to be budged from dismissing any downsides to his business (“porn and obscenity are not synonymous”), but his resolution wavered when his family was dropped into discussion. After one listener stood to ask whether children should be shielded from sex if it isn’t a toxic subject, Flynt hesitated. His daughter is forty now, he said, and “one of the biggest squareheads I’ve ever met”, but when she was five she used to play on the pages of Hustler. Flynt added: “I often wondered if this was good or bad”, but ventured no further.

(For full interview, click here.)


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