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Canberra Pornography

lloydchristmas 22 February 2009 41

Due to my poor Googling skills I decided to bring a query to the always entertaining RiotACT members.

Why is Canberra, or more specifically Fyshwick, known as a porn hub? What exactly are the laws surrounding porn in Canberra? For example, is it legal to produce porn or just distribute?

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SheepGroper 12:37 pm 24 Feb 09

p1 said :

There was a guy working for defence at Russell who was running his own website, staring his wife, off defences servers….

I know of a few cases of, usually contractors, getting fired for conducting other businesses during time they were supposed to be working for the department, but that’s the coolest side business I ever heard of!

p1 11:48 am 24 Feb 09

There was a guy working for defence at Russell who was running his own website, staring his wife, off defences servers….

Jim Jones 11:39 am 24 Feb 09

Skidbladnir said :

There are a reasonable number of domestic studios.

There was even a bloke who used to work for the censors board who established a studio and was doing local stuff. He was getting some insane publicity (all over national radio, etc.)

Pommy bastard 11:32 am 24 Feb 09

LOL!! And I thought my missus was demanding!

Granny 11:27 am 24 Feb 09

Hell, I don’t even begin to get aroused unless a giant penis is destroying a city!

*grapples with better nature and decides against Canberra wisecrack*

neanderthalsis 11:09 am 24 Feb 09

Clown Killer said :

Which seems like an appropriate segue to the question of just how many drag queen names are in the National Anthem?

I’m sure a number of SSBBW actresses have Girt somewhere in their name.

Skidbladnir 10:59 am 24 Feb 09

There are a reasonable number of domestic studios.

Pommy bastard 10:51 am 24 Feb 09

SheepGroper said :

“Cool Devices” is Hentai, and it’s not just tentacles, some is just Sailor Moon adult style. And a lot of bondage. And some glowing organs.

I recognise all the words, but not in that order.

wishuwell 10:40 am 24 Feb 09

There are lots and lots of local productions available and I don’t mean that rubbish from Gunderoo. Whilst it is only legal to sell x rated material from the Territories the rules seem to be relaxed on where they can be filmed and produced these days. Used to be you could not get classification for a film not made in ACT or NT. which made them illegal.

Clown Killer 10:36 am 24 Feb 09

I recall seeing an Aussie made stick movie in the late eighties that had pretty low production values – basically a threesome on a pick nick rug in the countryside somewhere. I recall that one of the actresses was called “Alice Springs” …

Which seems like an appropriate segue to the question of just how many drag queen names are in the National Anthem?

Muttsybignuts 10:28 am 24 Feb 09

lloydchristmas said :

What about the production side of things? I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Australian porno, and only one Australian based internet porn site.

“Bushwhackers” was an all Australian production about 15 years a go. A classic love story, it involved a bunch of “sheilas” and their romantic interludes with visiting American soldiers at a nearby army base.
Apparently, since it was one of the first Aussie porns, they had trouble finding Aussie blokes who could get it up in front of the camera. They had to fly in American stunt dick, hence the yank soldier angle.
Even closer to home, the movies starlet, who went on to make something of a name for herself in porn ( although sadly I don’t remember it) was from Queanbeyan. My claim to fame ( and I kid you not) was that she used to serve me at the QBN Maccas drive through before moving on to bigger? and better? things.

p1 10:21 am 24 Feb 09

And if there is an exciting scene, the frame rate drops to one per second…

SheepGroper 10:18 am 24 Feb 09

“Cool Devices” is Hentai, and it’s not just tentacles, some is just Sailor Moon adult style. And a lot of bondage. And some glowing organs.

neanderthalsis 9:21 am 24 Feb 09

Actually, tentacle pr0n has an interesting history stemming from the work of mainstream “artists” as far back as the early 1800’s. They’re a weird mob, the japanese.

Pommy bastard 7:57 am 24 Feb 09

The mind boggles! People find that sort of thing titillating and/or arousing? Dear me…

simsim 7:40 am 24 Feb 09

Hentai is an anime variation, best described using the term “how many times can you watch a giant penis destroy Tokyo”. An alternate common phrase used is “tentacle porn”.

Pommy bastard 7:16 am 24 Feb 09

Ok, I’ll bite; “what is a “hentai” DVD”?

SheepGroper 10:08 pm 23 Feb 09

Peachy said :

I have managed to buy a Hentai dvd from a store in Fyshwick, its just rare to come across.

I hope you wiped it off afterwards, it’s not good for DVDs to stay sticky.

lloydchristmas 9:19 pm 23 Feb 09

What about the production side of things? I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Australian porno, and only one Australian based internet porn site.

Peachy 9:08 pm 23 Feb 09

My understanding was that R rated pr0n has restrictions on things like how erect the penis can be (a certain angle of erection) and you can’t see all the pink bits on a woman as well as no penetration as Tara said. There are also rules in Australia governing the type of roles played e.g. Australian material can’t depict someone as underage which is why we don’t have the plethora of student/teacher, naughty cheerleader stuff that the US has. On the topic of specialty dvds, I have managed to buy a Hentai dvd from a store in Fyshwick, its just rare to come across.

Having said all that, Shortbus (an R rated independent flick) opens with a guy fellating himself so there is a big difference with the way ‘art’ movies and ‘adult’ movies is treated.

Don’t even get me started on the lack of a R rating for computer games :/

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