The Dark Side of Porn: Season 2, Episode 5

The Real Animal Farm (19 Apr. 2006)

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A look at the story behind the bestiality tape ANIMAL FARM. From its production in early 70's Denmark, to when it was smuggled to the UK and distributed in 1981.

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Julie Bindel ...
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Leif Botger ...
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Ole Ege ...
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Germaine Greer ...
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Mark Griffiths ...
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Bodil Joensen ...
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David Kerekes ...
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Johan Kirk ...
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Joergen Knudsen ...
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Bill Levy ...
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Gunnar Nielsen ...
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Tuppy Owens ...
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Steve Perry ...
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A look at the story behind the bestiality tape ANIMAL FARM. From its production in early 70's Denmark, to when it was smuggled to the UK and distributed in 1981.

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A nice bit of propaganda in favor of censorship
6 November 2011 | by (Prague) – See all my reviews

The movie is really interesting as a description of life of Bodil Joesen, the famous zoophile porn star. The testimonies given by her friends give rare insight into her otherwise poorly documented life and her sad demise to alcoholism.

On the other hand the movie is filled by pro-censorship propaganda and basically says lies. The most important lie is the information that the zoophile pornography began with The Animal Farm and basically it is invented concept to extract some money by the pornographers. This is absolutely not true, the zoophilia is very ancient and is described in materials from ancient Egypt or Greece. It was then accepted as somewhat extreme but a not big deal. On the contrary many "classic" Greece legends are based on zoophilia (the Minotaur legend for example). In the imperial Rome the rape by monkeys was actually used as a punishment for the acts against the law. Even famous writer Kafka had zoophilic pornographic material which was later found in his possessions. The zoophilia materials have been mostly outlawed later as well as any other sexually explicit materials in the Middle Ages, but zoophilia never ceased to exist. (Basically the same thing applies to gay sex and gay pornography.)

There is a group of people in the movie who describe The Animal Farm as "the most disgusting thing they ever seen" and they argue that the people must be protected from it. They just can't be serious. In the Europe there were two great wars in the 20th century and several tens of millions had to personally experience way worse happenings that the sex with animal and yet no one proposes to ban celebration of war. Even today the NATO bombers cause things that are way more horrible than consensual sex with animal. (As you can see you can hardly perform the sex without the cooperation of the animal because it can hurt the human easily.)

I do not promote zoophilia as it is very extreme act which is experienced by the most of the viewers in the same sense as Cannibal Holocaust or The Saw - just for its pure shock value. I just hate the pro-censorship propaganda based on theory that "everyone in the porn is damaged and exploited" and "something must be done to protect the decency".

Very well. The most interesting part of the movie is the testimony of Bodil that describes that she was raped as a girl and then she was punished by her fundamentalist Christian mother because of that. All the history of Christian censorship imposed on Europe in the name of moral values does show massive failure of such approach. It only brings distortion of reality in the name of dominant ideology. You will not fix the society by banning something that exists in the real world.


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