February 09, 2004 12:00am
Adult Industry Condemns Superbowl Stunt
Source: The Free Speech Coalition
by: Kat Sunlove
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), trade association of the adult entertainment industry, is speaking out regarding the controversial Superbowl half-time show last Sunday in which singer Justin Timberlake removed part of Janet Jackson's costume, exposing her breast.
Executive Director Kat Sunlove said the entire half-time performance had distinctly sexual overtones and was therefore inappropriate for a family show such as Superbowl. According to Sunlove, FSC was contacted in recent days by numerous media representatives who were expecting the group to be supportive of Jackson's stunt.
"We see it as a matter of giving parents adequate and timely warning that such adult-oriented material is coming up," said Sunlove. "For example, people and parents know what children will view if they let them watch "Sex in the City", or programs labeled as adult themed. That is obviously not the case with the Superbowl, which is expected to be family fare, a G rating, not PG-13."
The 12-year-old trade group represents more than 350 adult businesses and individuals, including video and novelty manufacturers, distributors, retailers, nightclubs and performers. The organization promotes the production of consensual sexual material performed by adults and presented only to adults.
"It is significant that this show was produced by MTV, not by any adult oriented group," Sunlove commented. "The adult entertainment industry would never have offered such titillating fare for a family-friendly show. There is a time and a place for adult entertainment and the Superbowl is neither."
For more information on FSC, contact Sunlove at 1-866-FSC-9373.