As everyone now knows, Max Hardcore (nee' Paul Little) was convicted of all charges stemming from his obscenity trial early last week in Florida; though the circumstances of his conviction have been controversial from the very beginning to the bitter end.
Though some would state the fact that the nature of MH's particular....ummmm, style of content regarding his view of women made him an easy target for the Justice Department porn censors; it is still unknown what ramifications his conviction (and the subsequent appeals) will have for the broad diaspora of the adult sex industry. As Ren Ev commented on in one of her latest appearances on Blog Talk Radio's XXBN show hosted by Jill Brenneman (yes, that was a program plug for our blog hostess); the fact that the conviction occured in South Florida where there happens to be a growing subculture of porn (albeit mostly of the tamer kind) would seem to be more surprising than a conviction in, say, Utah.
Nevertheless, the successful conviction of Max Hardcore may egg those elements of the Justice Department's "Adult Obscenity" division to push the envelope in other cases against porn producers, including the current case against John Stagliano and Evil Angel Productions now ongoing. It may be their one last attempt to do their damage before an Obama Administration and a Democratic Congress totally shuts their syndicate down. (Presuming, of course, that a McCain administration would continue the same policies.)
I have a few words on this..but first, I'd rather hear from the experts...as in, you the reader. What's your take on the conviction, the appeals; the repercussions for the rest of the industry??