There are a number of firms that are seeking to clean up the foul language, nudity and such to be found in Hollywood films nowadays. They do it by altering the films, masking out the words and cutting the scenes they find offensive. They have attempted to sidestep the economic harm theory by selling an original of the flicks they alter along with the sanitized version, so the original studio makes money for each film they sell.
Their activities have spawned lawsuits and much controversy. Here’s a link to a story about them.
At first, I was unhappy about all the censorship that these bluenoses are doing. But then I realized that their censorship opens up a huge window of opportunity for an enterprising guy like myself.
I’ve written a number of reviews of movies and TV shows which contain bondage scenes – generally, lamenting how short and badly done they were. Ith has occurred to me that, if firms like ClearPlay, CleanFlicks and MediaMask can alter movies to suit their visions of how they should be done, well, so can I. I can just get some talented bondage models and insert explicit bondage scenes wherever I feel appropriate.
For example, wouldn’t “Single White Female” be a much better flick if, in the big scene with the lead tied to a chair by her whacky roommate, she’d been naked and had a huge rack?
I could fix that.
What about Paul Schrader’s “Cat People”? It had a pretty good nude bondage scene, but it was short and underlit.
I could fix that.
And what about the “Planet of the Slavegirls” episode of the old Buck Rogers TV show? It was completely lacking in slavegirls. I could fix that, boy howdy, I could fix that. I could include NAKED slavegirls.
So, if you’re in favor of letting groups like CleanFlicks alter flicks to suit their tastes, what about me? Don’t I get to alter films to my liking and sell them to the public as well? I can guarantee you there’s an audience that, ahem, shares my taste, or lack of it.