May 25, 2012

Let's take a closer look at those porn stars.

Bill Clinton's does a new photo op... that reminds us folks here at the Althouse blog of that old photo op.

Feminists, please weigh in.

ADDED: One of the porn stars, Brooklyn Lee, according to Wikipedia, "appeared in Pink's music video for 'Raise Your Glass' in 2010 with three other LA Direct Models. They were shown blindfolded and being milked to fill a bottle to feed a calf." You can watch that video (after a commercial) here. The image in question looks like this:



Cows!

Feminists, please weigh in.

42 comments:

Joaquin said...

No, that doesn't remind me one bit of that.

SteveR said...

A blue dress

Palladian said...

Today's female pornographic movie actresses all look like drag queens.

Mitchell said...

Porn actresses need love, too.

Scott M said...

Nice try, AA, but feminists won't touch a potential Clinton scandal with a 300 lbs Lewinsky.

Joaquin said...

Man, you just know that Bill was 'dying' in that three-some!

edutcher said...

Yeah, Ol' Willie was really counting on that third term.

Just can't live without the attention.

It must kill him he was beaten by a guy who would have been bringing him coffee back in the Good Old Days.

And now he's slid so far, Hilla's more popular.

Palladian said...

Today's female pornographic movie actresses all look like drag queens.

It's all the inflation.

Pogo said...

" that reminds us ...of that old photo op."


Oh no she dih-unt!

Ann Althouse said...

"Today's female pornographic movie actresses all look like drag queens."

I thought that one looks like Howdy Doody. Now, you're making me think of Howdy Doody in drag. And that's just wrong.

Pogo said...

"Today's female pornographic movie actresses all look like drag queens."

Genderist.

PETER V. BELLA said...

Well, at least he stopped trolling trailer parks.

Chip S. said...

I see.

Today's theme is "Howdy, doody!"

MadisonMan said...

Still my favorite thread of comments ever.

Jason said...

This bothers me a lot less than that photo of Obama giving a college chum handshake to Hugo Chavez. Now THAT was offensive!

Tom Spaulding said...

That's silly. Cows don't drink silicone.

traditionalguy said...

This may give Anthony Weiner some ideas for a hard re-election strategy.

But you have to give it to Willie, he always knows that he is first and Foremost a mammal that needs nourishment.

IMO that Pink song was evil. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Patrick said...

I'll tell you what I don't like about that picture. It make it appear that a woman deciding to enter the porn business has a shot at a not only normal, but a glamorous life. The former President re-enforces that. The reality is that for almost everyone who works in porn, it turns out poorly. Drugs, abuse, high risk activity, alienation and early death. In many cases yes, they were headed in that direction to begin with, but the porn business is nasty and unforgiving.

At least two of the women in the picture with the ex-President will be washed up in 5 years. Think he'll have time for them then?

Patrick said...

Yes, porn should be legal, but those who consume it should understand what it does.

traditionalguy said...

Speaking of Howdy Doody Show, there was a rumor that Bob was hung like a Buffalo.

paul a'barge said...

Women are cows. Make me a sandwich.

deborah said...

Ah'm a former president and I do what I want!

Thorley Winston said...

Like the song, the music video not so much. Didn’t realize before that Pink was a PETA freak and I’m not sure it’s healthy for the calf to be ingesting that much silicone ;)

Palladian said...

Howard Dean once posed with gay pornographic actor and director Michael Lucas.

Palladian said...

... who also looks sort of like a drag queen.

LarsPorsena said...

Awful photo. Clinton looks more clapped-out than the porn stars.

Bryan C said...

"Today's female pornographic movie actresses all look like drag queens."

Until a few years ago you'd have been absolutely right. Since then, however, the changing tastes of their core markets have shifted away from overinflated sex dolls and toward a sort of "goth next door" look. The popularity of "alternative" pinup models and neo-burlesque stars are part of the same changing tastes.

edutcher said...

Patrick said...

At least two of the women in the picture with the ex-President will be washed up in 5 years. Think he'll have time for them then?

Only if they're sharing the same coffin.

Willie's getting ready for a near death experience.

PatCA said...

According to The Blaze, Bill had the Secret Service bring them over for a picture. That's our Bill! Jealous of the Secret Service.

Yes, she does look like Howdy Doody!

PatCA said...

And to keep up with the cow theme today: Beer Guzzling Cows

dbp said...

This picture is a lot less troubling than the earlier one.

--It is unlikely Clinton knew that these ladies are porn stars.

--The porn stars might be feminists, but that is certainly not what they are known for.

No. If you are famous for being a feminist and you pose proudly in front of the guy who arguably damaged the movement more than anyone else in history--you got some 'splainin' to do.

ricpic said...

Could it be so many love Clinton because he's a slime? It sure fits the theory of bad boy attraction.

rhhardin said...

I remember the original Howdy Doody, and his being sick while a new puppet was actually being built not subject to existing copyright.

I never really followed Howdy Doody, a matter of just never tuning in. It just struck me as stupid.

That was a shadow of the coming relationship with future TV.

Original puppet.

Howdy Doody turns out to have been much more interesting than they were letting on, backstage.

Great book if you were ever exposed to Howdy on TV.

gadfly said...

I chased the the Althouse links and came upon Kate Beckinsale's You Tube video in the Feministing blog.

Warning: This is about female body parts and Republicans.

http://tinyurl.com/6vewgqp

Saint Croix said...

I don't think Cows! are going to hit 500 comments like "breasts" will. Even porn stars and milk, that's too complicated. I got to think about it. Porn stars and milk? No. No. Actually, if we could just focus on the topic of porn stars and milk, I could definitely come up with something to say. But you went off in the cow direction. I got nothing on cows. Cows on a Friday are a comment buzzkill.

Saint Croix said...

Still my favorite thread of comments ever.

It's cracking me up.

"It sounds like you all think it's anti-feminist to have breasts."

Rich B said...

Those girls could kill Bill.

rcommal said...

Here's an article in which Brooklyn Lee comments about the photo with Clinton (sorry, in phone so no hyperlink): http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/bill-clinton-wanted-meet-porn-starlets-brooklyn-lee-tasha-reign-claim-article-1.1084340 .

The last line of it is hilarious!

(And the piece indicates that Clinton might well have know these were porn stars. That Bill: What a sense of humor!)

rcommal said...

I'm just imagining that when Lee learned she would be attending a fundraiser for, in part, Clinton's foundation, she exclaimed: "Hey, I have the perfect dress to wear to that!"

chickelit said...

Bill looks stressed and has lost a lot of weight. I'm sure the girls took a load off his mind.

William said...

There's merit in Patrick's 10:02 comment. However, it seems to me that football players suffer far more physical degradation and, for that matter, psychic harm than porn stars. There's more money and glory in the NFL than in the porn business, but there's also a far greater probability of lasting damage to both your brain and your body.....I would advise Clinton against hooking up with a porn star. There's zero chance that they will be discreet about the relationship. Far better to hook up with married actresses like Gweneth Paltrow or Cheryl Hines. They've got a fetish for politicians and something to lose if they're indiscreet. But, of course, if you want to do all that weird stuff, porn stars are the way to go. That does pose an ethical dilemna for the Prez. In making this difficult choice, I would advise him to think not just of himself but of the greater good of the commonweal.

Scott M said...

Obviously then, William, Clinton would be better advised to seek out an affair with Marshall Faulk or Lynn Swann. Clinton's probably down with the swirl.

Christy said...

That picture is reminiscent of a Piers Anthony short story or novel I ran across decades ago and tried to quickly forget. Anthony is a science fiction writer widely popular for this children's fantasy series about Xanth. I find it offensive to come across porn unintentionally and particularly from a source I'd always considered family friendly. Then again, I was pleasantly titillated when, in his Cluster series (not targeted at kids,) I came across a surprisingly erotic description of sex between two sentient gas jets.