Saturday, July 18, 2009

You know you're getting old when. . .

I like porn. Not all the time and my tastes run pretty "vanilla" (or so I've been told). It's a nice break when there's nothing better to do. Once or twice every couple of months, rent a DVD and you're good. It also helps when, like me, you're without companionship and not likely to ever find any. But this isn't the point of this post.

Recently I've noticed that I prefer to watch movies with some kind of plot or story. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. But there are more movies out there with actual scripts and wardrobe and even decent production values than you might think. But, again, this isn't why I'm posting. It is to finishing the sentence in the title. So...

You know you're getting old when you are watching porn and find yourself fast forwarding the sex scenes so you can get to the dialog/acting scenes.

That's what I've been doing lately. I get more enjoyment out of the "movie" parts than the sex. Here is an example of what I'm talking about...

In 2005, a movie was made called Pirates. It's a spoof of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. It was a huge hit and Digital Playground even made an R rated version. In 2008 a sequal, Pirates 2: Stagnetti's Revenge was made. While most porn films are shot over a weekend and a long shoot is maybe a week, Pirates 2 took something like 3 months to make with Hollywood style sets, digital special effects, sword training and costumes you wouldn't believe. And, again, they made an R rated version of it. There is even work being done for a Pirates 3.

The point of all this is that, while I still have a normal (some might say boring) sex drive, as I get along in years external, voyeristic pursuits have much less of an attraction for me.

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