“How To Make Money Like A Porn Star” is a comic causing quite a stir of reaction in the blogosphere. Most of it negative.
It has lent itself to a different sort of discussion though, particularly regarding the power of notoriety.
Kevin Church, of BeaucoupKevin(dot)com, was quite eloquent in his aversion to this book in his review Review: How To Make Money Like A Porn Star:
This book could have – should have – been very good. A smarter version of Orgazmo3 is just begging to be made, but this nasty piece of work certainly isn’t it. How To Make Money Like A Porn Star plays misogyny for laughs while featuring rape, kidnapping, semen collection, and the same tired jokes about pornography that the masses have been making since the 70s. Most of its threadbare plot works towards a reveal that’s swiped from George Lucas In Love. It’s tiresome, unfunny, and managed to make me feel worse for having finished it.
QueenEtCetera from Occasional Superheroine agrees that the comic is bad, but makes a point to consider in her post “Claudia’s Rimshot Rapey-Rapey Revenge”: Bloggers Speak Out On “How To Make Money Like A Porn Star”:
See, the only problem with reviews such as these is that it gives a book like this the “Golden Crown Of Everything Hateful” and now it’s tops on Amazon.com. Because a lot of people are jaded and want to be shocked. This is sort of why Howard Stern is a millionaire.
It’s definitely something to think about…