Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Clean Flix; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hypocrisy.

I've always felt like Clean Flix was the worst thing to happen to movies since, well, ever. If you don't want to watch films with questionable content, DON'T. Why should I relinquish responsibility and let someone else decide what is appropriate for me? I should not and I never will. But, bias aside, oh no he didn't.

Operator of "Clean Flix" Store Arrested for Statutory Rape

The operator of the Utah-based Flix Club, which, as part of the Clean Flix chain, drew fire from major studios for removing scenes depicting sex and violence from home videos, has been arrested in Orem, Utah on charges of having sex with underaged girls. According to Orem police, Daniel Thompson also told the girls that his business was actually a cover for a pornography studio and asked them to participate in making a porn movie. The police report also said that they uncovered a "large quantity" of pornography at Thompson's business. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Thompson told the arresting officers that he was unaware that the girls were not of legal age and that the porn movies were for his "personal use." Thompson previously operated the Clean Flix franchise in Orem but shut it down last month after giving away 400 sanitized versions of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The studios, he said at the time, had told him that "if I don't shut down, they would break me."

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