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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Larry Flynt, widely considered to be the most powerful man in porn, joins us to celebrate Hustler magazine’s 40th anniversary.


Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

larry-flyntLarry Flynt has made a career (and a lot of money) out of defending the First Amendment.

Larry Flynt, with his raspy, bullfrog voice, has always had his work cut out for him. Villified in the media, he continually has to overcome the image of him as a lecherous smut peddler.

Flynt is the name and legend behind Larry Flynt Publications (LFP), the increasingly diverse business that got its start publishing Hustlermagazine. Geared toward working-class men, it is the raunchier, riskier Playboy. The magazine has pushed the boundaries of not only good taste but legality. The multi-million-dollar publishing house also produces several other magazines, includingBarely Legal, which is devoted exclusively to pictorials of women ages 18-23. LFP produces online gambling games and adult videos, as well.

Its broadcast television reaches 67 countries worldwide.

In 1998, LFP branched out further into the retail business with a chain of upscale adult boutiques in West Hollywood. On June 12th, Hustler Hollywood quietly opened its 13th location right here in Oklahoma City, at 500 S. Meridian Ave. With the slogan, “Relax — it’s just sex!” they hope to bring a new kind of shopping experience to the reddest of the red states.

On the phone in the early morning from Los Angeles, Flynt sounds particularly hoarse and tired. The expectation is that he will say something raunchy or perverse — this is a man who once put a woman being fed into a meat grinder on the cover of his magazine. His courtly manners are a surprise.

(To read full article, click here.)

FROM CBS NEWS: Larry Flynt’s Latest Gamble

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Anyone who knows the name Larry Flynt is likely to remember the 1978 shooting that left him paralyzed. And many have long since formed an opinion of the man — and of the magazine he created that made him famous (some would say notorious). Erin Moriarty of “48 Hours” now with a Sunday Profile:

Offensive. Obnoxious. Outrageous. These are just some of the adjectives that come to mind when describing Larry Flynt and Hustler, the magazine he began publishing forty years ago.

But now, how about . . . obsolete?

At the height of Hustler’s popularity, Flynt says circulation was three million per month. And now? “Well,” he said, “now about 100,000.”

Today, with the Internet, anybody can be a pornographer. Technology, it seems, has accomplished what religious leaders and prosecutors never could: the demise of Hustler magazine.

“Would it be very difficult for you, since you made your name off Hustler magazine, to have to shutter it, to actually stop publishing it?” Moriarty asked.

“I treat Hustler the same way as I would if it was a jar of peanut butter or a can of green beans,” Flynt replied. “You know, it’s a product, and when you are not making money, you’ve got to move on.”

(For full interview, click here.)

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