Ottawa Sun | 09 May 2010 |Orest Slepokura

Porn promoting

Re: “Mandated Cancon smut,” Michael Coren, (May 8, 2010): In the film Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Diane Keaton plays a morbidly promiscuous girl who frequents the New York bar scene. Her partners include a pot-bellied oaf with whom she has joyless sex in a seedy motel room alongside a TV set tuned to a porn channel. While they perform her partner keeps his eyes glued on the TV screen in order to “enhance” his tawdry experience. In that context, the typically proud boast that he or she is a “sex machine” is both tragic and pathetic. Porn transforms people into robotic, mechanical dolls. That the CRTC should promote it is bureaucracy run amok.

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore, Alta.

(With the government regulating porn, we can only assume it will arrive late, and over-budget)