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SeanM Witches' new CD cover - Soft Porn? (33) RE: Witches' new CD cover - Soft Porn? 07 Aug 03


That's IT? That's what is supposedly "soft porn"?

First, some definitions.

"Porn". Short for "pornography". Media (be it written, vocal, pictorial, video, what have you) designed to stimulate the "prurient interest", normally deigned to have no other value by the standards of the society.

"Hardcore Porn". Explicit pornography, graphically depicting acts of a sexual nature. As one comedian referred to it, "an industrial film covered in fur and sweat".

"Soft (or soft core) Porn". Usually defined as depictions of sexual activity, but without the industrial film part - usually fairly graphic, but also can be said to include some nude photography and the like done with no nod towards any artistic pretentions, i.e. the difference between a Degas nude and Hustler.

Said cover has none of that. 'tis four lasses a-lying in bed, no more, no less. No bared skin - in fact, it appears all four are in PJs. To me, it's more a nod to the traditional practice of bundling as much of the family as possible into bed at once rather than "oooh, lookey here Reverend - thems must be LESBIANS!".

So again, how is the music?


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