Porn Kings Want Federal Bailout
$5B sought to 'rejuvenate sexual appetite'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 7, 2009 4:34 PM CST
Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, left, hangs with the Kardashians. He says he's going to DC to make a pitch for Congress to bail out porn.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Recession depression has hampered America's sex drive, claim Larry Flynt (of Hustler fame) and Joe Francis (Girls Gone Wild). The adult-entertainment kings want a federal bailout for slumping DVD sales, down 22% in the past year. Placing themselves alongside Detroit’s automakers in national importance, the duo says Congress should fork over $5 billion to help them through, TMZ reports.

“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind,” Flynt says. “It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America.”