Wednesday, 4 July 2007

'Soft porn' video clip sexes up EU's fuddy-duddy image

Moans and gasps have greeted the launch of a new video launched by the European Union in a bid to promote its support for European film-making. The video, a montage of saucy sex scenes from various European movies, is currently showing on the EU's own video channel on YouTube - rather cunningly named Eutube.

According to a report in The Scotsman, the EU launched the channel because it 'wanted to spread the message on topics such as climate change and human rights'.

'The clip - titled Film Lovers Will Love This! - has been viewed more than 280,000 times, while the next most popular video on the EUTube channel - a humanitarian aid clip - has fewer than 30,000 views,' says the report.

"Cheap, tawdry and tacky," was the reaction of Godfrey Bloom of Britain's Euro-sceptic UK Independence Party, who described the clip as "soft porn" and a potential waste of taxpayers' money. The commission's foray on to the popular video-sharing website, he said, "was like watching an elderly relative trying to be cool: very embarrassing."

The Sun quoted Bloom as adding: “You might say it is appropriate for them to put out films like this — Brussels has been screwing the UK for at least 30 years.” Link

Here's the vid: judge for yourself. I think it's delightful. (Warning: Adult content.)

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3 comments:

Muriel said...

I love it! So very preferable to watching people blow each other's brains out... erm, I mean, shoot each other's heads off.

angel said...

okay- cute, nicely done... but its sposed to do what exactly?

tonypark said...

Works for me.