"Can we, as a country, all
: January 2003: Shane's
the glorious, makeshift world of "reality porn"
the Encino, California-based Shane's World has long
established itself as one place the smut consumer
can go to experience a bunch of regular "girl next
door" types who exuberantly bang the shit out of
each other and a revolving stable of hard dick wielding
cocksters in assorted Real World-esque excursions
to locations that range from the exotic to the mundane.
By diligently attempting to exploit the bottomless
wellspring of savage libido and unbridled booze-and-drug-fueled
party ethos that distinguishes non-clerical college
campuses the world over, Shane's World has stumbled
onto a situation that has generated more publicity
over one movie than the medium-sized
porn purveyor would have ever thought possible.
For the first
volume of Shane's World's "Campus Invasion" video
company flew a bunch of professional porn sluts from
LA to the campus of the University of Indiana at Bloomington
to fuck, blow and spank their way through as much
unrehearsed debauchery as possible and release it
in movie form. "We picked Indiana University because
the Princeton Review ranked it as the number
one party school in the nation." Says Calli Cox, actress
in more than 200 porn films and current Shane's World
sex performer/publicist. "We wanted to go and see
why it got the ranking. It was sort of our mission.
When we decided to go there I sent emails out to several
different campus organizations and let them know when
we were coming, what kind of activities we had planned
and basically what we were going to do, and if anyone
had off-campus houses we could shoot in. And we got
a really good response back. Fraternities were the
ones who replied back and that's sort of where we
ended up going eventually."
plan was harmless enough. "We set up two-hour time
slot/appointments while we were in town and went
to the party atmosphere of each different house."
Cox continues. "We held contests at each house.
We had ass-kissing contests, pussy-eating contests
and clothes-swapping contests and the winners would
receive hand jobs, blowjobs, movies and T-shirts
and things like that." In keeping with the strict
porn industry code of having a recent PCR/DNA test
to eliminate the possibility of HIV infection, the
Shane's World crew was careful to put only themselves
at risk while slurping the cum of a bunch of drunken,
midwestern frat party pukers. "We didn't have intercourse
with any of the college students because you have
to have an AIDS test if you are going to have sex,
and we took two male performers to film the sex
scenes." Cox said, "You can catch STD's from blow
jobs of course but we were all tested so there was
no potential harm to any of the students. It was
a risk that we chose to take."
of relatively obscure sexual behavior that would
have otherwise gone unnoticed exploded into a
major news story when an article that appeared
in the IU student newspaper
up by the Associate Press and the "Dorm Porn"
scandal immediately exploded onto the major
news wire services, in addition to CNN and MTV.
A controversy erupted over a scene that was
filmed in a student's room in a "taxpayer funded"
student dormitory. "The first day that we were
there we just kind of walked around campus and
to promote that we were there we did an interview
at the campus radio station that morning." Cox
relates, "This guy ended up inviting us back
to one of the dorms and we actually shot a blowjob
scene there with him. Past that everything we
did was off-campus."
of "illegal trespassing" upon University property
and IU knowingly allowing porn to be filmed
on campus flew fast and furious while news headlines
citing IU as "The Nation's #1 Porn School" put
IU officials on the defensive. When conservative
news pundit Bill O'Reilly from Fox's #1 news
show "The O'Reilly Factor" expressed his outrage,
he virtually guaranteed the life expectancy
of the story by having frequent updates on the
progress of the investigation as well as millions
of dollars of free publicity for Shane Enterprises'
late December release of the CAMPUS INVASION
movie. "We just placed the order, and they said
it would be here before the end of the year,"
said Gary Marker, an employee of Eve's Lingerie
and Adult Novelties in Bloomington. "There is
going to be a big turnout for this one. We already
get 20 to 25 calls a day asking about it."
series of "O'Reilly Factor" segments included
interviews with IU students
and officials culminating with a heated interview
with Cox herself where O'Reilly claimed the
moral high ground while attempting to get
to the bottom of the "porn on campus" debacle.
"His take was how could the University not
have known that we were going to be there
and were going to be on campus, and why didn't
they do anything ahead of time." Cox says,
"He thinks they should have known because
I set up the appointments with the students
about three weeks ahead of time. But if your
parents go out of town for the weekend and
you are going to throw a big party you're
not going to warn your parents about it beforehand
now are you?...It's definitely great publicity
for us. I have to thank Bill for that. He's
shown a clip from the movie already. He is
the only show that we have given a clip to
and he played it this past week." The
sizeable amount of publicity that has cropped
up around the story has not gone unnoticed
by those sensitive to the image of IU being
portrayed in the media as "The Nation's #1
Porn School." The fact that prominent alumni
and school administrators might have overreacted
generated excitement around the movie is
by now an accepted reality. "The porn movie
company has executed a brilliant public
relations gimmick," one alumnus said. "The
university could be fueling their fire by
devoting excessive resources and manpower
to the investigation."
Shane's World Enterprises this is not the
first instance of College Campus intemperance
that has caused a University to blush over
the intractable libidos and shamelessness
of its student body. Last year at Arizona
State University, four fraternities were
suspended for hosting the film crew, and
those in the video who could be identified
were threatened with expulsion from the
University, including the student government
Vice President Brian Buck, for his involvement
in the Shane Enterprises movie "Frat Row
Scavenger Hunt 3." "It was a pretty fun
day," Buck said. "It just turned into the
biggest storm ever."
reality or so-called "gonzo" porn makes
an ever increasing imprint on the $5 billion-a-year
adult movie business, companies like Shane's
World continue to push the envelope with
a stripped-down shooting concept that portrays
what shows like MTV's "The Real World" would
be like if taken to an erotic extreme. "This
is a new generation of porn." Cox relates,
"This is reality porn. Porn is becoming
so mainstream anyway and we're bringing
more of it to real people. Porn these days
is not some old, fat, sweaty guy jerking
off at home to a teenage girl. It's college
age, younger people who are buying the movies
and want to be involved in the movies. We're
bringing it to them and letting them have
to the question of filming college students
having sex upon campuses of
the country's great institutions of higher
learning, Cox is also thoroughly unrepentant.
"The thing that gets me is all of these
things that we have gone out and caught
on tape are all things that are happening
anyway." She continues, "College students
have sex. College students throw parties.
College students do these things. They were
happening before we went to the colleges
and they are going to happen after we leave.
We're documentary filmmakers. We just get
it all on tape."
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