Porn and feminism have always had a complicated relationship. Early feminists initial reaction to porn was that it was degrading and objectifying. Later feminists held up certain porn as liberated and empowering. How do things stand now? Being that Farrah Abraham starred in Vivid’s best-selling video ever, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, she seemed like a natural person to help clear this up for us.
The Miami New Times’ Cultist got just such an opportunity to ask when offered a phone interview with Abraham about a new Vivid strip club in Miami that she’s promoting (oh, Florida).
Do you consider yourself a feminist?
I’m pretty feminine. I think so.
Not feminine — feminist.
What does that mean, you’re a lesbian or something?
My God, that exchange should be framed in the Louvre.
But let’s not make fun of the poor girl, let’s help her understand before we force her to make a judgment.
No, that’s not what I’m asking at all.
What context are you saying it in?
It’s a complicated concept, but I guess at its most basic, it means that women are equal to men.
Oh, I definitely feel that women are equal to men. No doubt about that. I mean women should have equal rights to men, every day.
See? She is a feminist after all. That’s a relief.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, she’s still sticking to that dumb James-Deen-was-my-boyfriend story:
I’ve heard you speak about how your sex tape came about, and I don’t understand the narrative. Can you expand on it?
Basically, how my sex tape came about is how I live my life.
“That’s just how I live my life. You know, I grip it and rip it. I live life with a lot of butt sex, and squirting.” …Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
….I’m 22, I’m very sexual, I’m single. A boyfriend of mine at the time, which was James [Deen], is in the industry and makes videos all the time, and so I thought it was a comfortable situation to have my only sex video with him. Proved me wrong, obviously, because it was leaking out, and I was starting to have people reach out to me. Maybe he did that because he wanted to promote his film at the time, The Canyons, which was coming out with Lindsay Lohan. So it turned into a hurtful chain of events, so I involved my lawyer. Other companies were reaching out and wanted to buy it, so I ended up selling it. And against all odds of everybody else telling me not to sell it, not to do it or whatever — it was already out, it was already going to be out there for free. So I made a business deal out of it. I’m smart, and I’m happy that I did that.
Are you guys still together?
Nope, I’m definitely not talking to him or dating him anymore. I’m not really going to say how long or what we’ve done. This is really not about him.
Jesus. Whoever Farrah Abraham’s PR people are who are advising her really need to be fired into the sun. Here they have a prime opportunity for an honest story that people would be interested in: “A reality TV girl filmed a filthy porno full of anal and squirting!”
THAT’S THE STORY. THAT’S ALL YOU NEED. Instead, they did what every idiot reality TV show producer does, which is take the interesting nuances of real life and try to shoehorn it into some tired format everyone already hates. “RESTAURANT OWNER DOESN’T WANT ROBERT IRVINE TO TURN AROUND HIS FAILING BUSINESS, DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA!”
To the point where she’s asking people to believe that she only made a sex tape with the most famous male porn star in the world for the world’s most well-known porn company in the world because he was her boyfriend and she thought it was private. You’re still holding onto this story? Seriously? As H.L. Mencken once said, it takes a real f*ckin idiot to overestimate the stupidity of the American public.