Larry Flynt is planning a porn parody of ‘The Interview’

Who’s afraid of the big bad DPRK? Not Larry Flynt. 

The Hustler honcho and longtime free speech advocate is apparently planning on releasing a big-budget porn parody of The Interview, the James Franco-Seth Rogen vehicle that was axed by Sony following terrorist threats from North Korea.

Via AVN News:

Titled This Ain’t The Interview XXX, Hustler’s spoof will also center on two civilians enlisted by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea. It was inevitable.
“If Kim Jong-un and his henchmen were upset before, wait till they see the movie we’re going to make,” said Hustler founder and chairman Larry Flynt. “I’ve spent a lifetime fighting for the First Amendment, and no foreign dictator is going to take away my right to free speech.”

The forthcoming porn parody is welcome news for free speech advocates, who’ve publicly criticized Sony for its decision to cancel the release of The Interview following threats and a high-profile email hack.

Even President Obama was disappointed that Sony canceled the film’s release, saying that the company “made a mistake” by caving into pressure from terrorists. In a press conference Friday, the President told reporters he wished that Sony had consulted with him before making the decision to nix the film’s release, saying, “I would have told them, ‘Do not get into a pattern in which you’re intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks.’”

We’re not sure exactly how Hustler will adapt The Interview into a porn parody (though we can bet dollars to donuts that the character “Kim Dong- un” will make an appearance), or if an attempted dictator assassination is necessarily conducive to masturbation.

But one thing’s for certain: Should North Korea catch wind of this porn parody, Flynt isn’t going to give up with a fight. The porn honcho is no stranger to fighting censorship, famously winning a landmark First Amendment Supreme Court case against evangelist Jerry Falwell in 1988. Unlike Sony, it’s gonna take a lot more than a few embarrassing leaked emails to shut Larry Flynt up.

H/T AVN News | Photo via Sony/The Interview

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson is a writer and editor who primarily covers sex, dating, and relationships, with a special focus on the intersection of intimacy and technology. She served as the Daily Dot’s IRL editor from January 2014 to July 2015. Her work has since appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mic, Bustle, Romper, and Men’s Health.