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Old 01-03-2002, 03:40 AM   #1
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My co-worker is big on porn. Anyway he brought in last night a copy of the film Dana Plato did just before she died called "Different Strokes..Jack & Jill & Jill". Though its "X" rated it is not in the same ballpark as say "Debbie Does Dallas" but IT IS a very bad film nonetheless.

Watching it was really sad to see just how low Plato must have felt as I could tell she was not exactly enjoying doing this movie. In fact it looked like ( to me ) she was high on something in many of the scenes as they didnt make sense.

To those who want to remember her from her days on Strokes, words of advice...avoid this movie. Those who have already seen this movie, chances are you know what I am talking about.

This does bring up another subject here. My co-worker not long ago interviewed Ron Jeremy ( the Bill Cosby of porn ) and according to him a lot of future porn movies are being made based on popular sitcoms. Married with Children, Friends, Cheers, All in the Family, even The Flintstones and I love Lucy , all were made/ or will be made into prono.

What a trend !!!! A trend I'll pass on.
 
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This does bring up another subject here. My co-worker not long ago interviewed Ron Jeremy ( the Bill Cosby of porn ) and according to him a lot of future porn movies are being made based on popular sitcoms. Married with Children, Friends, Cheers, All in the Family, even The Flintstones and I love Lucy , all were made/ or will be made into prono.

What a trend !!!! A trend I'll pass on.


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Old 01-03-2002, 08:12 AM   #3
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[This does bring up another subject here. My co-worker not long ago interviewed Ron Jeremy ( the Bill Cosby of porn ) and according to him a lot of future porn movies are being made based on popular sitcoms. Married with Children, Friends, Cheers, All in the Family, even The Flintstones and I love Lucy , all were made/ or will be made into prono.

What a trend !!!! A trend I'll pass on. [/b]

That is sad. Taking innocent shows and using them as the base for pornographic movies. How Awful. "I love lucy" and "The Flinstones"?

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Especially the Flintstones, it's a cartoon for god's sake! There are some really strange people out there...
 
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Especially the Flintstones, it's a cartoon for god's sake! There are some really strange people out there...

I agree 100%, but what is more sadder is that there really isnt anything anybody can do other than not watch them. But you have people like my co-worker who even at the age of 30 still thinks its cool to go to strip bars , read Hustler, and watch porn.
Enough people to make a porn a massive business as it is.

Even in the legal sense, you would think Lucie Arnaz would be calling the lawyers right now about even the slightest chance there would be a "prono" I Love Lucy. Truth is there is nothing she can do as many of these movies have the titles changed slightly so you know what show its based on but wont go under the copyright law. For example the x rated I Love Lucy is called
"I Love it Juicy", of course their lead male star "speaks spanish and plays a congo drum" and the leading female has red hair so you know what show this is based on.

Pornography is a sick business but it is also a very clever one at that too as they can get away with a lot and for the most part dont have to worry getting sued and such.
 
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Watching it was really sad to see just how low Plato must have felt as I could tell she was not exactly enjoying doing this movie. In fact it looked like ( to me ) she was high on something in many of the scenes as they didnt make sense.

To those who want to remember her from her days on Strokes, words of advice...avoid this movie. Those who have already seen this movie, chances are you know what I am talking about.


It is very sad. It's sad she had to sell herself short. I know about all that negative stuff she has done, but I ignore all of it. It doesn't make her more or less a bad human being, IMO. I personally just find it heartbreaking she had to that just because she could not find any decent acting jobs. But instead of focusing on all the bad things, I like to remember the good things about her. She had this ability to make people laugh and smile like she has on DS. To me, she has something so special about her that I can't figure out. Maybe it's her smile or the way she acts, but when I watch DS she just brightens my day. That's probably why so many people care about her and can show some compassion for her. But ,what a shame though. She had so much talent the world could have seen.

And the fact that she was such a nice, caring, beautiful person makes it even harder to bare...................

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And I agree about that whole industry and Stern for that matter. Those people are sick. They are just as bad as Bin Laden is. (IMO)
 
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That is just so sick....Also, you mean to tell me these porn people haven't got enough brains to come up with something original then going to a cartoon like The Flintstones? Let me guess, Fred has a threesome with Wilma and Betty right? God, that is sick.
 
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I hate to see false rumors spread, bb. Different Strokes was Rated R. It has been shown on Cinemax several times. There is an unrated version, but it is not Rated X as you implied.
 
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I hate to see false rumors spread, bb. Different Strokes was Rated R. It has been shown on Cinemax several times. There is an unrated version, but it is not Rated X as you implied.

Not spreading false rumors about this movie but my co-worker got this movie at the local video store and it was in their "adult" film section, Right beside many of the hardcore x films they had available. In fact I have a good freind who runs another video store and she too has this movie and keeps in the "rated X adult" section, thats how I got the idea this film was rated x. Granted after watching this mess ( my opinion ) it IS tame when compared to the so many hardcore x films out nowadays. But as I have said earlier for those who want to remember Plato from her days of Different Strokes the tv show should avoid this film. Its a very painful film to watch.

Just like many so called porno films ( hardocre, softcore, x-rated or unrated ) , I have read books ( Tracy Lords has said pretty much the same thing about her life in porn ) in the past that has said that many adult film actors/ actresses who do these movies do so under in the influence of drugs ,the threat of violence, the need of quick cash, ect..In my opinion it shows here. It is very heartbreaking to see an actress who could've gone far but only to end up degrading herself in a film such as "Different Strokes..story of Jack & Jill & Jill".

I guess what I saw at work was the unrated version as much as Cinemax does get dirty late a night, I dont think they would have showed the version I saw. Its quite frank.

My boss after watching this movie said its as bad as the movie Mae West, Rachel Welch, Jim Backus, Tom Selleck, and Farrah Fawcett did called Myra Breckinridge. Now that one was rated "X" just like the Dustin Hoffman film "Midnight Cowboy". came out around the same time. Of course we are talking 1970 here so chances are if both films came out today it would be rated either PG-13, or at least an "R". Midnight Cowboy has been seen on tv before but it is usually very censored.

For the record Myra( about a sex change operation ) is said to be one of the worst single movie of all time
according to Roger Ebert and many other well known film critics.
Jim Backus did this film as a joke while Selleck and Fawcett were unknowns when they did this. West was well into her 70s but I believe Welch's career was the one that suffered as a result of Myra Breckinridge. Also the fact that this film is now very difficult to get
even on home video didnt hurt either.

Cinemax should be ashamed for showing the Plato movie, but then again its all about money.

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BB? This co-worker of yours. Did he tie you up and force you to watch the movie? Judging by some of your comments you spent the entire move in distress but were unable to look away or leave the room.

"After watching this mess..."
"It's a very painful film to watch."
"heartbreaking to see..."
"Cinemax should be ashamed for showing the Plato movie."

Cinemax should be ashamed but you apparently think you're some kind of hero for warning us all in as much detail as you could get away with not to put ourselves through the pain that you had to endure throughout the movie. What an admirable citizen you are.
 
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BB? This co-worker of yours. Did he tie you up and force you to watch the movie? Judging by some of your comments you spent the entire move in distress but were unable to look away or leave the room.

"After watching this mess..."
"It's a very painful film to watch."
"heartbreaking to see..."
"Cinemax should be ashamed for showing the Plato movie."

Cinemax should be ashamed but you apparently think you're some kind of hero for warning us all in as much detail as you could get away with not to put ourselves through the pain that you had to endure throughout the movie. What an admirable citizen you are.

No I wasnt "forced" to watch this movie though my co-worker DID make a big thing out of it. He went to the local video store and saw this movie on the shelf ( he doesnt have Cinemax so he didnt know this film had been shown on that channel before ) in the porno section with the words "featuring Dana Plato" and "Kimberly from Diff"rent Strokes..NUDE !!!" and such in bold print on the box. He thought it was "cool" so he rented out the movie, took his VCR to work and bragged what he found. Yes he sounds immature , thats because he is. He brought a copy of the infamous Tommy Lee-Pam Anderson tape to work last year and bragged about that too for weeks. Just like a little boy "discovering" his dad's stash of Playboys.

But he has permission to take his "porn" to work and check out the many of adult websites out there as he says " for work purposes" and the fact that we do business with the many strip clubs/adult book stores as well as the many other local businesses in the area as part of our job is putting together their radio/tv spots that air on the various broadcast stations in our area ( thats how we got a hold of Ron Jeremy for his interview, he came in to do a commerical for a local nude bar )doesnt help the situation very much either. Also it needs to be said that where I work at , it is a small place in fact we share the same office so that when he brings in his videos and he cranks it up, its hard not to notice no matter how much you may want to. Just like if a co-worker lights up a cigarette nearby, its hard not to smell it.

I have to admit I was curious, as a fan of Strokes and hearing about this movie through the media and such. So I watched the middle 30 minutes or so of it, mainly the scenes of Plato herself ( a large chunk of the movie I was told she doesnt even appear in it )
and I stand what I saw, its not only sad but a bad movie too. This is one of those movies where, yes it is hard to watch ( at least to me ) but at the same time I kept thinking to myself what must be going through her head when she made this movie.

Same thing with Liz Taylor. Back in the 60s she and Marlon Brando made a movie called "Reflections in the Golden Eye" . A very bad movie. True I could have said "this movie sucks" and turn it off but again I couldnt help but wonder "why did they do this movie?" but I watched the whole thing. Just Wanted to be fair, after all there are many movies/ tv shows out there that are horrible at first but turn out to be great towards the end and of course it happens the other way around.

But the Plato movie to me was something else.

No I dont think of myself as a "hero" about warning people about this movie, not at all. After all everyone has the right to make up his/her own minds. Just like if the local video store wants to place a movie "they feel" should be an X even its an "R" and place it in the "adult" section then they have that right as well. Just expressing my opinion and feeling of it, just like the many of others who do the same thing here.

I am a big Dana Plato fan myself , in fact I was working the day her death was announced. I am sure there will be other Plato fans out there who will watch "Diff'rent Strokes..story of Jack & Jill & Jill " and say that the movie was OK and such and thats fine.
But I think its a safe bet that many of her fans who do watch this movie will be so saddened to the point they will have a hard time watching it.

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BB. I'll be more upfront in this reply than the other.Your pile of insensitive, insincere, rambling Jackass speaches aren't fooling anyone. They aren't projecting the well thought out man-of-the-hour, oh so helpfull and just so full of usefull information, form that you'd like for us all to see them as. Speaking for myself, I wish you would can it!
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I would just like to add on to what Kitt said. Hey bb, I don't know what the hell kind of Dana Plato fan you are, but I don't think this is the apporpriate place to discuss pornography. Everyone already knows about that movie and I can't understand why you must constantly bring it up. I'm sure if you are into that sort of thing and like talking about it, there are many porno sites out there for you to devour yourself in. All if you have to do is type "jerk" in the search. Oh yeah, I'm tired of hearing you ramble on and on as if you are the porn expert, so do us all a favor and stick a sock in it, okay?!?!

Thank you.
 
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I would just like to add on to what Kitt said. Hey bb, I don't know what the hell kind of Dana Plato fan you are, but I don't think this is the apporpriate place to discuss pornography. Everyone already knows about that movie and I can't understand why you must constantly bring it up. I'm sure if you are into that sort of thing and like talking about it, there are many porno sites out there for you to devour yourself in. All if you have to do is type "jerk" in the search. Oh yeah, I'm tired of hearing you ramble on and on as if you are the porn expert, so do us all a favor and stick a sock in it, okay?!?!

Thank you.

You & Kitt DO have a point. I do regret bringing this movie up here. This discussion of Pornography does NOT belong here.
In fact I wish this subject can be deleted.

I can see where people get the idea that I am into porn but the truth is I am not. But when you work around it then you do develop a knowledge of it whether you like it or not. They pay their bills so what so can I say. You take the good with the bad.
 
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LoL, speaking of "The Flinstones" becoming the basis for a porn flick...can't you see the headline........"Bambam bangs more than rocks".... hahaha...........







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