Deconstructing Larry Flynt’s Corporate Sexxxism
Posted by charliegrrl on June 21, 2007
Please visit Manufactured Contempt, a new blog set up to challenge a new film about Larry Flynt- The Right to be Left Alone- in which Flynt, the child abusing pornographer, is glorified as a martyr for free speech. Included are disturbing images from Hustler and accounts of Flynt’s hate speech and abuse towards his daughter.
The film is concerned with Flynt’s ‘right’ to be left alone from ‘censors’. In a trailer for the film Flynt makes criticism of Bush, the Iraq war and freedom of expression being undermined by the religious right. This may sound like Flynt has something interesting and intellectual to say about civil liberties. What isn’t clear is that in his defense for freedom of speech comes the right to express his hate though material that is misogynist, racist, homophobic, anti-semetic, and material normalising child abuse. The man who drew the child abuse cartoons for Flynt, ‘Chester the Molster’, were drawn by a man who was imprisoned for sexually abusing his daughter. It is one thing to express an opinion, it’s another to express and incite hate and abuse.