Today in Porn: Little Children Edition

[And if that post title doesn’t cost us the rest of our Facebook friends, I don’t know what will.]

I know I’ve already mentioned the Christian haunted-box-o’-porn film Harmless.  But what interests me is how many other people have done so.  A very cursory look turns up i09, Jezebel, the AV Club, Movieline…why, it’s practically buzz.  Anyway, they all make fun of the film’s ultra lo-fi production values, but they also make fun – especially in the comments –  of its central thesis:  that porn can destroy marriages and tear families apart.  What interests me here is that I don’t remember the same mocking hue and cry going up when Little Children came out in 2006.  And Little Children made the exact same point.  Why does Kate Winslet allow herself to stray?  Because she walks in on her husband in the scene pictured above.

Anyway, something something just because Christians say it doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

Comments

  1. The Duffer says

    Just doing a little amateur sociology among my friends…porn does undermine marriage. While most of my secular women friends concede that porn is a small deal compared to big ticket items like adultery, that whole mindset “you were faithful in little things, I will set you over much” works in the reverse just as well. Porn habits require a constant stream of low-grade white lies and omissions. The message is that if you are unfaithful in little things–you most certainly will not be faithful in big ones–even though that’s exactly what porn advocates like to deny.

    A dear friend just found out her husband was unfaithful to her–and, get this–she was not even shocked. He’d had a long-time porn habit, and as she put it, “I’ve been sleeping with my go-foot hanging out of the bed for years.”

    If they divorce, they will likely site spousal infidelity as the culprit in ending their marriage. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back. But it was porn before that, porn that made her frigid, porn that made him uneasily sated, porn that makes her not want to work things out, porn that makes him unlikely to break his addictive behaviors.

    I want to kill it.

    Also, take screen shots of your stats for pervs who come to this site on kiddy search terms. I think you can report their IP addresses.

  2. Why does he wear his tie like that?

    Oh.

    Never mind.

    JOB

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