Mainstream, here we come! Image source: Sex and Submission.com.
James Franco, an actor-director best known to the general public for his starring role in the network comedy "Freaks and Geeks," is one hard working guy, he's got all sorts of projects under way.
And one of his projects is a documentary called "Kink' which will be showing at the Sundance Film Festival. It's about Kink.com. Kink is a fascinating success story. It has a great reputation for being a place where decent people work with other decent people to make totally indecent videos. It is housed in a huge former National Guard Armory that now contains over 50 movie sets. Let's face it the place is a full-blown MGM-style porn movie studio. They should have tours!
Oh, wait ... they DO have tours!
Well as long as we are going with the fantasy of them being a regular big-time movie studio, maybe they should have a themed bar or restaurant or something. Oh, wait ...
What the hell, they're doing tours, got a bar, why not just hold a fricking FARMER'S MARKET and other community-type events in their so-called porn studio? Facepalms.
Most sex workers have used the tried-and-true approach of concealing themselves from the public so as to protect themselves from the prudes with their endless desire to hurt and harm sex workers and the people who enjoy their work. Kink.com seems to be going in the opposite direction, with a documentary about them, tours of their studio, and opening it up to community events.
Good for them! I hope it works. I think it's a very risky stratagem, because I live in the Bible Belt and I know the deep hatred for sexual fun of any kind that burns in many hearts (and loins, to be more accurate, it's like a perversion more than anything else) out in the heartland. There are many people who would take ANY rationalization to shut Kink.com down. But I've been wrong about a lot of things, and I would be VERY glad to be wrong about that, too.