I am glad to hear that these types of theaters still exist! I always felt my generation got gipped of the social commuity experience of watching porn.
It's similar to video games arcades. I grew up in them, but this next generation just plays with their x-boxes and playstations at home? Online multiplayer? Psh!
Well back to my discovery that porn theaters are about somewhere. Psh! Batman can wait. I know what I'll be doing this weekend!
On the tangent of porn theaters: Many, many years ago, I had a friend who worked at a porn theater. One of the things he didn't bother to tell me until long after the fact is that for a while they played Master of the Flying Guillotine there, because it was too violent to play in the mainstream theaters. I was totally bummed to miss out on that. Fortunately, years later, the Sunset 5 screened it.
Anyone else remember Fred Willard from the old Fernwood Tonight days? He and Martin Mull were very subversive and almost 'meta' back then. Enough to make me think this might be some sort of hoax/performance art or just a realization that even bad press can be vital to resurrecting a career. I mean really...let's look at it. Did Pee Wee take a big hit? In the short term, maybe. But his career was flatlined at that point anyway. As a repressed former Catholic, Masturbation used to have sooooo much shame attached to it. Yet the media(Howard Stern, Something About Mary, etc) has done so much to take the stigma away that this really isn't even much of a story. If he did it in front of a busload of Nuns...or kids...now there's a story. The only question I really have is why not get a dvd player...a smart phone? Or is that a part of the kink? A few jokes will get made, some people will be weirded out...but ultimately who gives a rats ass.
Smart Phones? Really? Haha! I always figured when it comes to pron, one always needed at least 13inches, a screen, that is. Dunno, I live in the dark ages and having become part of the small phone so I still can't get how people can surf the net let along watch pron there without going nuts.
And do Catholics explicitly get told that masturbation is shameful? Like during Summer Sunday school?
Willard shouldn't had done it, but it is what it is, serve his sentence and move on. BUT people do like to hold things over other people's heads so I don't know if it will be seen as not really a big deal by others.
Oh, and I was really looking forward to that Market Warriors show on PBS. And this just makes it weird and I think he did get fired over this from the show.
One day, Orphy, you'll get your dream and not hear a reference to masturbation for an entire day. One day!