Larry Flynt’s ‘The Interview’ Porn Version in Production

Larry Flynt North Korea Porn Parody

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Larry Flynt is producing a porno version of The Interview to champion free speech after Sony pulled the movie amid terrorist threats from North Korea. Since December 18, when Sony Pictures announced that they were pulling the potential hit comedy from its Christmas Day release due to perceived threats from North Korea, there has been outrage and cries that terrorism and dictatorship had won a victory over the First Amendment rights Americans hold dear. (Though, in a reversal, some independent theaters will now show the movie beginning on December 26.) The movie attracted huge attention because of its portrayal of the fictional assassination of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.

Enter Larry Flynt, the smut kingpin who has made free speech his life crusade, and his plans to release This Ain’t the Interview XXX. The porn magnate tells the Hollywood Reporter:

I’ve spent a lifetime fighting for the First Amendment, and no foreign dictator is going to take away my right to free speech. If Kim Jong Un and his henchmen were upset before, wait till they see the movie we’re going to make.

Flynt’s love of the First Amendment played out publicly when he went to the Supreme Court in 1988 after he was sued because of a parody story in Hustler magazine about hate-monger Jerry Falwell. The lawsuit against Flynt failed. The two then went on Larry King together in 1996 to try to settle their differences.

The English language section of the North Korean news agency published an article on December 21 that demanded a full apology for producing the movie, The Interview:

The Sony Pictures Entertainment, the biggest movie producer in the U.S., which produced the undesirable reactionary film “The Interview” daring hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and agitating even terrorism and had a plan to distribute it, was exposed to surprisingly sophisticated, destructive and threatening cyber warfare and has been thrown into a bottomless quagmire after suffering property losses worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Glenn

Flynt’s version will probably be more entertaining than the original movie.