Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Lord works in really, really mysterious ways

From the New York Times, via Movie City News: "Some people have their midlife crisis in reverse, like Ronald Boyer, who for most of his professional life has been better known as a star of pornographic films, Rod Fontana. After 30 years of sowing the wildest of oats, Mr. Boyer, 54, has searched his soul and chosen, to the surprise of family and colleagues, to seek a priesthood in the Episcopal Church."

Please don't misunderstand: I am not making fun of Mr. Boyer, or questioning his religious beliefs. Indeed, I'm actually a little envious, because I, too, am 54, and I cannot imagine anyone paying to see me having sex in a movie (or anywhere else, for that matter). But I find it very revealing that, acording to the NYT, he's disturbed by an uptick in the violence directed at women in hardcore movies: "[H]e has resisted what he sees as a trend to choke or hit women during intercourse, or use what he considers degrading language." Sounds like he wouldn't approve of "torture porn" flicks such as Hostel 2 or Captivity.

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