Virgin Galactic declines to take Rule 34 to space – suborbital sex movies delayed

Paul Raven @ 03-10-2008

Virgin Galactic logoSay what you like about Richard Branson, but the man’s got standards and he sticks to ’em. One of those standards would appear to be not corrupting his brands with what some punters might consider to be unsavoury business… at least that’s my guess after hearing that Virgin Galactic have declined an up-front offer of US$1 million cash to film the first* zero-G pr0n movie on SpaceShipTwo.

Who says ethics and entrepreneurship are incompatible, eh? Looks like Rule 34 as applied to zero-G will have to rely on camera tricks and cartoons for a while longer. [via SlashDot]

[ * – Well, the first one featuring humans, at least. ]

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2 Responses to “Virgin Galactic declines to take Rule 34 to space – suborbital sex movies delayed”

  1. Brian Carnell says:

    “Who says ethics and entrepreneurship are incompatible, eh? Looks like Rule 34 as applied to zero-G will have to rely on camera tricks and cartoons for a while longer. ”

    Not to be nitpicky, but what would be “unethical” about a porn movie filmed in space? As long as we’re talking about consenting adults in zero g here, I’m not sure what the concern is other than a sort of odd prudishness given the general theme of this blog.

    Not that I’d watch the video, though — I’m holding out for the first zeroG post human sex vid (presumably delivered directly to my neocortex by nanobots.

  2. Paul Raven says:

    I was thinking in terms of personal ethics as applied to maintaining a clean and wholesome image for one’s business, but point taken.

    And if it’s posthuman zero-G sex you’re after, just learn to make machinima and start hanging out in Second Life’s furry enclaves… *shudder*