June 19, 2004
Porn music … and another Twin Towers sighting

Is it just me, or is the music that they attach to soft porn movies an abomination? I would love soft porn if they didn't switch on ghastly wallpaper music as soon as the sex begins.

Like now for example. The sex has just begun. So, obviously, I have switched off the sound track. But until they began it they were having a really nice conversation, and although I'm guessing they aren't now saying very much, I could be wrong, and the thought bothers me. Also, they were presumably making the occasional sound of a more real sort.

Although, I must tell you, when they don't interrupt with wallpaper music, but do keep the actual sounds that the participants are making, that can be extremely disturbing. I've just seen the latest Jack Nicholson movie, the one where he falls in love with his latest girlfrield's mother, played by the not-as-young-as-she-was but still-doing-not-half-badly Diane Keaton. And Nicholson makes extraordinary groaning and snuffling noises, like a pig. I think these were the same noises he made when he played the Devil in The Witches of Eastwick, although my memory could be playing tricks on me about that. But I've definitely heard this noise somewhere before, and I am pretty sure it was Nicholson again, and that the setting was diabolical.

Wow, this particular soft porn movie just had a really great view of the Twin Towers.

To explain the significance of this image, I have to tell you a little about the plot. Basically, Our Handsome Hero has lucked into a job as a sex therapist counsellor type person. He has already done several sessions, if you know what I mean, and I know that you do. Well, two minutes ago Our Handsome Hero just recruited his Handsome Friend to help him share his workload, if you know what I mean … reprise. And that was when they showed the Twin Towers.

I think I know what they meant.

Read through the above, I realise that Jack Nicholson is better at getting sex and at doing sex than I am. And maybe my mistake has been not making pig noises.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:23 AM
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