I hope you’re ready to laugh, because this one’s a doozy… Only it’s not funny and cute like a cat video, or funny and sexy like a blowjob parody song. No, this is funny and sad like “People actually thought this was a good idea?”… It’s called Harmless, and it is an earnest attempt at “edutaining” the masses using my beloved horror genre to display the awfulness of porn.
Apparently having a box full of porn will cause overdone demonic child-women with long black hair to descend upon your family. Violet and Rye very clearly explained the hilarity of a box of porn being the porn method of choice in this film… Apparently it’s still 1996. I’ll have to go get my frosted nail polish!
While the attempt at horror in the trailer is just silly, the real scariness comes from the fact that this is a real attempt at denigrating porn and their Kickstarter was fully funded by like-minded people. While the content itself isn’t going to convince anyone, the message clearly has. I hope that more people vocally share their support of porn as a valuable (and not demon-summoning) tool for sexual self-discovery and for developing deeper connection in relationships. People need to think critically, and this is doing just the opposite.
So, what do you think? About the trailer, and about this issue in its entirety. Is porn harmless? Is the movie harmless? Is the movement behind the movie harmless? I always love sparking a good debate here… Or maybe we’ll all end up on the exact same side. ;)