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Just in case you haven't heard, let me be the one to break the news to you that [Link Removed] 

Larry Flynt, Mr. Hustler himself, has requested that the government provide a $5 billion dollar bailout for the adult film industry; and Joe Francis of the Girls Gone Wild empire has jumped right on that bandwagon.

Despite [Link Removed] that every second of every day sees almost 400 people conducting online searches for pornography, while over 28,000 people are already viewing it; in this same second, more than $3,000 dollars are being spent on it.  

[Link Removed] has shown that the release rates of pornographic films as compared to mainstream productions are a shocking 20 to 1. An astonishing 55 percent of all movies rented in hotel rooms are pornographic in nature, even if they are only watched for an average of twelve minutes at a time (which in and of itself is fodder for an entirely different article).

There are dissenting opinions about Mr. Flynt’s actual intentions in requesting the bailout. Some believe he is poking fun at the industries that have already received some economic relief and is neither serious nor expecting a serious response; others are claiming that Mr. Flynt is completely serious, since the availability of internet pornography has absolutely undermined that adult film industry.

Whatever his intentions, and regardless of the general societal opinions of pornography, there is no denying that it is a topic of great controversy and has the ability to stimulate great debates (among other things!).  

Even Hollywood is smart enough to recognize that you can tap the industry (no pun intended. Well, maybe a little one) without really baring it all. Today’s Friday five, in fact, do just that.

In one way or another they each address the ins and outs and ups and downs of an industry that may not be for everybody, but still manages to get everyone all hot and bothered.

Boogie Nights Malcontent Eddie Adams (played by Mark Wahlberg) finds himself sucked into the adult film industry quite by accident. Armed with one remarkable asset, Eddie changes his name to Dirk Diggler and changes the scope of a director's vision. But will Dirk come out on top? Also stars Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Heather Graham Rated R

The People vs. Larry Flynt Based in part on actual events, this film depicts Larry Flynt's attempt to get his magazine up and running and keep it up, in spite of the many forces working against him. Through illness, assassination attempts and legal disputes around every corner, Flynt (played by Woody Harrelson) and his wife Althea (Courtney Love) repeatedly rise to the occasion. Rated R

Rated X Brothers Jim and Artie Mitchell (played by brothers Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, respectively) are successful strip club owners who decide to try their hands at a little porn. After a couple of hit movies and a slew of successful adult cinemas, the greed and pressure of it all becomes too much and pits brother against brother. Rated R

Zack and Miri Make A Porno Larry Flynt may just have a point if more platonic friends like Zack and Miri figure out that the way to ease their cash flow woes is to make their own pornos. Some good laughs here, as is to be expected if you're a fan of either Seth Rogen or writer Kevin Smith. Also stars Elizabeth Banks. Rated R

Wonderland We may never know what really happened that night on Wonderland Avenue, but it left four people dead, one person critically injured and a legendary porn star as a prime suspect to the crimes. Stars Val Kilmer as the infamous John Holmes. Rated R

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