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Stimulus Funds Porn, Nude Dancing

Stimulus Funds Porn, Nude Dancing

JULY 31, 2009

The U.S. government agency dedicated to promoting excellence in the arts is spending federal stimulus money on nude simulated sex dances and pornographic horror films at art houses in a famously liberal northern California city.

Established by Congress in 1965 as the nation’s largest sponsor of the arts, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is supposed to bring great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, military bases and inner cities. The idea is to bring the arts to all Americans, rich and poor, of all ethnic backgrounds and denominations. 

With that mission in mind, President Obama’s massive $787 billion economic stimulus bill allocated $80 million to the NEA to help save jobs in museums, orchestras, theaters and dance ensembles hit by the financial crisis. Needy artists were also supposed to get a piece of the pie. 

It turns out that the emergency cash is also being spent on nude sex dances, Saturday night “pervert” revues and pornography in San Francisco, according to a news report published this week. For instance, a $50,000 infusion went to the Frameline Film House, featuring "the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla.”  

A “long-running pansexual performance series” called “Perverts Put Out” got $25,000 from taxpayers to sustain its dance division. The performance promises to invite guests to join “fellow pervs” for explicit, twisted fun. Another questionable art project featuring two people writhing naked on the floor, got $25,000 from Uncle Sam.

The NEA defends the emergency allocations, assuring that the grants will help preserve jobs in danger of being lost or that had already been cut by the economic crisis. San Francisco officials claim the stimulus funds will allow the city to weather the storm and continue to enrich people’s lives through “innovative, high-quality programming.”


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