Bristol's Out For Mr Porn


sanctus
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By Fiona James
ANGRY homeowners called on the police yesterday to stop a house on their "lovely" estate being used to make porn films.
They claim adult filmmaker James Edwards has shot sex movies in full view of his neighbours.
They say women have exposed themselves on the drive of his 400,000 house in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.
One was fined 80 for urinating in the front garden while being filmed.
But police insist that apart from this Mr Edwards has broken no laws.
Now 30 neighbours have signed a petition calling for action. One said: "This was a lovely estate before he came - but police say he's doing nothing wrong."
Yesterday Mr Edwards said: "Films have been made - but what you do in your own living room is your own business."
He also warned he plans to feature the street in a TV porn series. "Using special effects, I'll show actors having sex in front of neighbours' homes."
 
hermanntrude
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good for him. If the people on the street dont like it they can look away.

Possibly they have a valid objection to him using their homes as sets though...
 
Niflmir
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Anyone a fan of George Carlin's NIMBY piece?
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

good for him. If the people on the street dont like it they can look away.

Possibly they have a valid objection to him using their homes as sets though...

Yeah, the neighbours should ignore them as they expose themselves to passers-by and urinate in the garden.

This might be how you do things in your uncivilised country but it's not how they should be done in Britain.
 
hermanntrude
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britain is my country. Canada is not uncivilised, and people can still get naked in their own gardens IMO. In fact if people want to, why shouldn't they get naked anywhere?

urination yes, that's illegal, and should stay so as people use it as a form of humiliation and minor vandalism
 
Niflmir
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Yeah, the neighbours should ignore them as they expose themselves to passers-by and urinate in the garden.

This might be how you do things in your uncivilised country but it's not how they should be done in Britain.

The urination wasn't really the issue. Its really just a red herring that people can wave around to raise a stink. The real issue that the neighbours had was that porno was being filmed in their neighbourhood.

So aside from staw man/red herring arguments, the real point that the neighbours have is that nudity makes them uncomfortable. Our nation is very progressive along these lines, we are very civilised in that regard. Just like Britain, our police too would have said that the urination was wrong, but with only hearsay to back it up they can't levy the minor fine it entails. But the urination is besides the point, except that it does point out that that form of pornography shouldn't be filmed in public.

Also, is blatant alcoholism allowed on the street in Britain? I am not sure, but I know that we don't allow that sort of moral corruption to run the streets of Canada.
 
tamarin
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No, we just stand agog as our young folk urinate on our war memorials. They think it's a hoot.
 
Niflmir
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Quote: Originally Posted by tamarinView Post

No, we just stand agog as our young folk urinate on our war memorials. They think it's a hoot.

It's not a good idea to take any deviant behavior and extrapolate it onto the population at large. The point is that we punish this sort of behavior, not that it happens. Otherwise, every nation would be judged by its murderers, ruffians and worse. No one would suggest that we should impose city wide curfews to prevent that sort of behavior.

Certainly some restrictions should always be applied to people, but to impose restrictions on which residential neighbourhoods are banned from having private individuals, in their private property filming commercial pornography is not justifiable.
 
Tonington
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Yah, what if a couple wants to videotape themselves? It's not "commercial" pornography, would that be acceptable? No different than having "regular" sex except they're taping themselves for later enjoyment...
 
hermanntrude
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Quote: Originally Posted by NiflmirView Post

Also, is blatant alcoholism allowed on the street in Britain? I am not sure, but I know that we don't allow that sort of moral corruption to run the streets of Canada.

the rules on alcohol are a little weaker but the same effects can be seen on the street. You ARE allowed alcohol in most places (some town centres are excluded), BUT if you are drunk and disorderly you can be arrested for it, although you usually arent. Police sometimes approach drunken people, ask them to take it home, and keep the noise down, point out residents houses things like that.

but you get drunks on the streets here just as much as at home.
 
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