Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rats

The pornography industry has a bad habit of chewing people up and spitting them out. I'm not entirely sure why this is. I'm not sure why people can't get together as an industry and take care of each-other and be friendly, and there's certainly people and organizations out there who do porn the nice way, but from what I know, the deeper one delves into the world of porn, the more depressing it gets.

I met this girl from New Jersey  once who said she kind of knew Joanna Angel, who I believe is the brains behind Burning Angel, an alternative porn company from the east coast. I'd always kind of liked Burning Angel, because the attitude they take toward pornography is pretty  lax, and they make me laugh (with them, not at them).  According to the girl from Jersey, and I have no reason not to believe her, Burning Angel engages in shady business deals with it's actors. She mentioned that they offer people cocaine for sex and stuff.

So that was all well and good, and I went along with my life, the Burning Angel mythos leaving me a little more discouraged, but no worse for wear. Then earlier today, I saw this picture on Cracked.com (A website that I spend way too much time on, one of many, because I spend too much time on the Internet in general):


I clicked it to learn more about this attractive looking woman, and it turned out that woman is  Joanna Angel, so that was sort of a shock. I guess I'd forgotten what she looks like or something.

For all I know, the girl from New Jersey had no idea what she was talking about, and maybe the adult film industry is a lovely place to work. Regardless, clicking that and finding out it was her made me somehow feel dirty, like there's this worldwide phenomena of exploiting everything that's authentic and nice about human sexuality (I'm not just talking about porn.) and clicking on the link made me as guilty as anyone. This goes into Yesterday's depressing rant from yours truly. It's like we all as a people could have made something wonderful and instead we ruined everything. Maybe I'm just going sorta crazy. Tomorrow's Friday, so perhaps I should take the opportunity to get out and rejuvenate my faith in humankind.

Edit: It's also worth noting that I think the Cracked.com video that Angel is in is actually less funny than the porn that I've seen of her.

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