Porners Strike Samuel Jackson with Great Vengeance And Furious Anger Over Piracy

Porners Strike Samuel Jackson with Great Vengeance And Furious Anger Over Piracy

Samuel Jackson had better try harder to be the shepherd, says Tanya Tate.

During a press conference for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the cast and producers were asked what pop culture phenomena Steve Rogers (a/k/a the long-dormant Captain America) should acquaint himself with to get up to speed on today’s trends.

“Four words,” said producer Joe Russo. “Fifty. Shades. Of. Grey. I think he needs more Mommy Porn in his life.”

(This is true for all of us, I think, but wasn’t “50 Shades of Grey” about BDSM?)

Later, Scarlett Johansson suggested cake pops and we again have to hand it to Hollywood professionals for maintaining game faces and not tearing their hair out in the face of these ridiculous junket questions.

But then Samuel L. Jackson, as S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury, said “RedTube,” and the porn industry erupted as if he had tried to poison and destroy it. (He says it twice, starting at 1:37.)

Redtube, you see, is one of the many porn tube sites in which “users” upload pirated pornography, thus undercutting studio revenue and making it harder for performers to make a living. That such a righteous man as Samuel Jackson would recommend a pirate porn site to a fictional character enflamed an industry that had just produced “Captain America XXX” without paying a dime to Marvel Comics.

Porn performer/directors like Tanya Tate and Catalina Cruz immediately called for a boycott of Jackson’s films (according to the Internet Movie Database, Jackson appears in more than a dozen movies this year) unless he recanted.

395685Tate even offered to donate a box of her own movies for Jackson’s delectation (or perhaps Captain America’s).

“Because he likes running around in costumes,” she says, “I suggest ‘Tanya Tate’s Cosplay Queens And Tied-Up Teens.”

If you think this is some manufactured outrage designed for a slow news day and an opportunity for TMZ to talk about porn stars, well, you’re right. But it is also true that Jackson would never namedrop “The Pirate Bay” or “BitTorrent,” as those torrent sites are where most people download their illegal copies of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” when they don’t have a Hulu subscription. That Jackson would so blithely drop the name of a pirate porn site suggests that some people think that certain kinds of privacy shouldn’t be taken seriously.

“I think people think that, because it’s porn, [piracy] is OK,” says Tate. “And it isn’t. Think of the chaos if [Jackson] had suggested people illegally download ‘The Avengers.'”

About Gram Ponante

Gram Ponante
The editor of Naked Truth, Gram Ponante has been writing about pornography since 2002, though he never expected to get more than three months of material out of it. Since then, he has edited adult industry trade magazines AVN and XBiz (where he is still a contributor), Hustler, Fleshbot.com, and dozens more classy publications. He has contributed to the great Gamelink since 2006. Gram regularly speaks about issues facing the adult industry — both entertaining and grim — at colleges and conferences, and has published several popular eBooks about his time as America's Beloved Porn Journalist.
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