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Hunter McDaniel

I don't think it makes much BUSINESS sense for Netflix to carry pure pornography. The loss to their reputation as a safe respectable company far outweighs the value of customers such offerings would attract.

As an adult myself, on the other hand, I really want them to use a light hand on the subject. The last thing we need is organized groups pressuring Netflix to drop titles they find "offensive".

HypoPig

<--- alert reader ;)
So did you enjoy "Joe Pro"? Was it crunk and all that?

vio

WTF? That isn't hardcore porn. That's just some big booty black chicks dancing in a strip club. I've seen similar crap on HBO.

mikek

Vio,

Uh, no. The movie shows full penetration, oral sex, etc. I rented it to verify this, and it's not something that you would typically see on tv, not even on HBO or "Skinemax."

Hypo - I think I got "crunk" in college, but we called it partying back then. ;-)

- Mike

type-cast

"The loss to their reputation as a safe respectable company far outweighs the value of customers such offerings would attract."

Highly dubious, given that porn generates an estimated $8-10 BILLION a year. Face it. The people who would "lose respect" for Netflix carrying porn are the same ones who watch it every week. They're hypocrites, just like the people who claim not to masturbate when sex surveys show they are lying. The adult video industry most likely generates profit better than Hollywood. Netflix should stop pretending that their customers need to be protected from sex. Just separate hte adult content and give people a choice to see it.

HypoPig

Mike - wow, I didn't think you actually got this, nevermind watched it. I figured you had it on your queue as a joke, as it wasn't on there long. Guess not much demand for it? :) Bravo!

tomok97

Currently the title is available but when you add it to your queue it goes straight to "Saved". I guess I was too slow. :)

jmess5

As a member since July, 2001, I can remember that Netflix USED to rent some soft-core porn when they first hit the scene. I actually rented a few of them when they were available.

Jenna Loves Rocco (Returned: 8/23/01) and the link from my "See All Rental Returns" is now invalid page request, as you would imagine. Started Jenna Jameson and it actually had a plot.

Naked Desert (Returned: 9/17/01) I can't even remember who was in that one. Link also invalid page request

Dangerous Desires (Returned: 10/19/01) I'm drawing a blank on that one too. Link also invalid page request.

Hey, no judging! It's not like that. I'm a married man. And the wife watched them w/me. How many of you can say that?

bruceff

I don't mind smut at all, but I think NF has to keep out hard-core material. The risk and consequences of a mis-shipped disk are just too high. The avalanche of bad press from sending the wrong disk to the wrong house could damage the company for months.

dizzney

That has happened...being sent a porn instead of the movie someone ordered.

type-cast

"I don't mind smut at all, but I think NF has to keep out hard-core material. The risk and consequences of a mis-shipped disk are just too high."

They should only rent G-rated movies, on the off-chance that it's delivered to the wrong place by mistake. They could prevent that by separating the services, using a red sleeve, and putting a red sticker on the middle of the discs. It would be hard for their staff to fail to notice that. Anyway, most people aren't prude. The number of people who would get offended enough to quit is microscopic. Netflix carries The Brown Bunny, with real fellatio. They carry Romance by Catherine Breillat - featuring erection, penetration, fellatio, maybe more. Someone could get one of those movies by mistake, but I don't see them refusing to carry them. Be real.

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