Perversion for Profit (Part I) (Video)

Posted on August 10, 2005 

Perversion for Profit (Part I)
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization ca. 1964 – 1965.

This howler PSA short, produced by the Citizens for Decent Literature and narrated by self-identified “outstanding news reporter” George Putnam, warned 1960s audiences of the “flood tide of filth…engulfing our country in the form of newstand obscenity.” Despite its highminded intentions, Perversion for Profit showcases more vintage porno than you could shake a stick at. Which stickular gesticulation, for the love of sweet Baby Jesus, YOU MUST NOT DO! After all, as Putnam declaims during one lull between the short’s heavily illustrated sections on “girlie mags,” nudist journals, men’s physique magazines, sadism and masochism, and crypro-bestiality:

“The military chaplains association of the United States, practically every major fraternal, civic and religious organization, the juvenile court judges, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, innumerable psychiatrists, sociologists, and psychologists attribute the moral decay among our people in very large part to the obscene and pornographic literature so prevalent in our society. This moral decay weakens our resistance to the onslaught of the Communist masters of deceit!”

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