Friday, January 04, 2008

Miracle of Modern Technology: Porn for the Deaf

WIRED has once again helped me find the humanitarian good in modern technology:

Through subtitles, sign language, cartoonish thought bubbles, full audio and blatant use of technology, anyone can understand the complex plot and tangled relationships portrayed in the company's first DVD release, Naughty Deaf Roommates.
Apparently the folks at Deaf Bunny have spotted a niche in the porno market, and begun producing porn catering to the deaf, hard of hearing, and those who get off on watching porn for the deaf and hard of hearing. I can admit to a number of occasions when I was completely befuddled as to what in the hell was going on in a porn, but it never occurred to me that it was because of the dialog. I always assumed it was because there actually wasn't a sensible reason that the dean had stripped down to her vinyl unders and began issuing spankings instead of diplomas at the commencement exercises.

6 comments:

Rufus said...

Why do I imagine that many of these will be bought by hearing people who want a weird thrill?

gregvw said...

I admit. I laughed out loud at the thought bubbles in the sample clip.

Rufus said...

I'd really like to find out if they have "described video" versions for the blind.

Narrator: "And now there is a close-up showing Randy's penis going into Crystal's vagina... and out... and in... and out... and in..... and out..."

gregvw said...

When Holly was telling me about this, the first thing I imagined was a person in a blue oval in the lower right corner of the screen signing the dialog and making facial gestures.

Rufus said...

It'd pretty much be about two hand signals then?

gregvw said...

1) Index finger in ring made of other index finger and thumb.

2) However you describe that blowjob gesture.

Now I'm thinking of the semiphore version of Wuthering Heights and Julius Caesar on an Aldis lamp.