Larry Flynt is making The Interview into porn.

Larry Flynt Is Making a Porn Version of The Interview

Larry Flynt Is Making a Porn Version of The Interview

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Dec. 23 2014 12:55 PM

Larry Flynt Is Making a Porn Version of The Interview

Details of how The Interview will be distributed are tenuous, but Larry Flynt says the porn version is a done deal.

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Sony may not yet have a way to mass distribute The Interview, but Hustler head Larry Flynt wants to bring a version of the movie to the public. A porn version, that is, titled This Ain’t the Interview XXX. Hustler Video—which has also produced porn parodies of Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, and Glee—will begin shooting an adult-video spoof of the Seth Rogen and James Franco North Korea-based comedy in early 2015.


Just as in The Interview, the story line will revolve around two civilians recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. 

When Sony pulled The Interview from theaters last week after threats from hackers, Flynt—who fought for his own creative freedom in the Supreme Court—was especially bothered.

"I've spent a lifetime fighting for the First Amendment, and no foreign dictator is going to take away my right to free speech. If Kim Jong Un and his henchmen were upset before, wait till they see the movie we're going to make."


Flynt is no stranger to the issues surrounding creative expression. As explained by CinemaBlend:

The case, Hustler Magazine vs. Falwell was brought to the Supreme Court in 1988. The suit was in response to a parody of Jerry Falwell’s first sexual encounter, and the unanimous court decision was that the parody was in grounds of the First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee and that Jerry Falwell was not entitled to any compensation for "intentionally inflicted emotional distress." This case is now taught in law schools in regards to freedom of expression. 

Sony has said that it was forced to pull The Interview after major theater chains backed out of showing the film, but the studio's CEO Michael Lynton assures that Sony is looking into "alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform." 

The studio added in a statement: "It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so." On Tuesday a tweet from Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League said Sony had authorized screenings on Dec. 25, as originally planned.

Aly Weisman is senior editor of Business Insider's entertainment vertical, The Wire.