How To Make Money Like a Porn Star is still getting buzz around the Blogosphere. This time, the topic of interest has to do with a particular comparison made between HTMMLaPS and Alan Moore’s Lost Girls.
Is one type of offensive pornography any better or worse than the other?
In her exclusive with Bernard Chang about How To Make Money Like a Porn Star, QueenEtCetera speaks more about the series and brings up Alan Moore’s Lost Girls:
(And I would like to know where the angry bloggers were when a teenage Dorothy Gale was graphically depicted masturbating in the critical darling “The Lost Girls.” Because the only people in the comics world who seemed offended by that were me, my friend Erica, and John Byrne.)
MsMarvel1 virulently disagrees with this statement in her livejournal post:
Maybe they didn’t have a problem with it because … oh, there happens to be a BIG WORLD OF DIFFERENCE in a woman masturbating than a woman being RAPED. You know, that whole PERSONAL CHOICE OVER WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY thing tends to be important to people.
There’s a lot of fruit for discussion, comparing both works. What makes something controversial versus just plain offensive? What makes one work better or worse than the other?
It’s something to consider.