Walter Mencken 10:17 a.m., Dec. 18
Sex comedy Don Jon first mainstream movie to advertise on porn sites
Make that second...
CORRECTION: Don Jon is not the first film to advertise on a porn site. A member of my crack research staff informs me that honor went to Movie 43. Sorry for the faulty guesswork.
While researching the 1925 Leo McCarey short, The Caretaker's Daughter starring Charley Chase, the Google led me to heretofore uncharted territory.
I didn't know that free porn was available all over the internets. And here I am relying on a stack of old VHS tapes with more creases than my ass! Wait until I get my hands on the salesman at Radio Shack who failed to show me how to turn off the parental controls!
My uncanny power of cognitive deduction rose to the fore. Not only wasn't The Caretaker's Daughter shot in the then cost-prohibitive two-strip Technicolor process, silent clown Charley Chase didn't have implants.
My 17,548 word review of Washing Cars and F#@king &%$#@ will post as soon as I finish watching, and watching, and watching it. I'm here today to point out somewhat of a milestone in internet marketing.
Before PornHub's feature presentation, there was an annoying 'Skip Ad Now' commercial for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, the porn comedy, Don Jon. Not that I come by this information first hand, mind you, but a friend who frequents these morally pernicious sites informs me that it was the first time s/he had ever seen a pre-porn advertisement for a "legitimate" feature.
Yes, I took a vow never to watch movies on my laptop, but there's a difference between a streaming screener and a screener that makes you stream.
Don Jon opens Friday. My 150 word capsule review will post tomorrow.