This piece is a part of Sexpositionsa weeklong Vulture celebration of sex scenes in movies and on TV. The issues with those first two efforts were largely linguistic. Zack and Mirinot so much.
One of the reasons pornography is such a popular subject is that it appeals equally to the prudish and the prurient. In addition to actual porn movies there is a sub-genre of movies about pornography, enough of them indeed to make up a season at the NFT. Most, however, are sniggering softcore comedies like Zack and Miri Make a Pornowritten and directed by the former altar boy Kevin Smith, best known for his heavy-handed Catholic satire Dogma, and pictures about suburban slackers, stoners and losers, like Clerks and its sequels.
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Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" isn't quite as raunchy as the title makes it sound, probably because, as crude as his humor sometimes is, Smith isn't particularly interested in sex at the expense of romance. Not to say he isn't interested in sex at all: One of the things "Zack and Miri" tries to get at is the way sex can either screw up a good friendship or transform friendship into love -- and the parties involved can't know the outcome until they've made the leap. So the big question in "Zack and Miri" is whether or not Zack played by Seth Rogen and Miri Elizabeth Bankstwo flat-broke roommates and longtime friends who hope to get semi-rich, or at least pay off their debts, by making an amateur porno film, will ever acknowledge their long-submerged attraction to each other.
Lane's third and final relationship began while she was living in the rental house and she started to develop feelings for Zack. In spite of some initial reservations concerning Zack's reputation as a womanizer, and the effect any potential relationship might have on the band, Lane took a chance and confessed her feelings for him and the two began dating. Once more, Lane's relationship was met with disapproval from Mrs.
This is new. The production of porn has historically been an elite activity, and the tradition of the obscene has always thrived in the highest realms of high art. The walls of the best-preserved cities of the ancient world radiate with high-grade pornography--like the man weighing his enormous cock in a huge balance at Pompeii --which was crafted by a select few, utilizing the finest techniques transmitted by a literally priestly caste.