Saturday, April 28, 2012
Harmless, a faith-based independent film, is a horror movie about a box of p0rnography that unleashes unholy forces on an unsuspecting family. The point of the movie, it seems, is that p0rn is dangerous and should be avoided. One News Now quotes producer Rich Praytor as stating that people often learn values through entertainment and mass media, and that the movie is intended to teach people about the dangers of pornography. The Harmless project is currently striving for $12,500 on Kickstarter (see www[dot]kickstarter[dot]com/projects/1969648737/harmless).
If the trailer is ay indication of the movie's content, I have serious reservations about Harmless. Just to be clear, I do take issue with some forms of p0rnography. I think there needs to be a mature public discussion about p0rn, focusing on issues such as depictions of violence and degradation of women, compulsive use, and the commodification of our sexuality. Having said that, I do not think the answer is to depict all p0rn as some evil, Satanic spectre, which is more likely to produce fear than reasonable, evidence-based discussion.
Hat tip to Truth Wins Out. For more information about Harmless, visit harmlessmovie[dot]com