An ignorant, degrading, condescending, judgemental and hypocritical phrase asserted by fuckwit Bible-thumpers and conservative critics to films like Hostel
and The Devils Rejects
. The logic behind Hostel and Devil's Rejects being pinned such an ignorant term, maybe I could see. But the Saw
films don't deserve that condescending shit.
'Torture porn' is a term that doesn't apply because it's BEEN applied by assholes, to films that have violence and nudity. Said assholes like to assume fans of these films are sadists who jerk off to this kind of thing or something, which in reality is fucking bullshit propaganda at it's finest. Most people who label Saw
torture porn have never even SEEN the goddamn film, and just listen to what the media tells them about it, because they're fucking stupid. Not one fan of Hostel
that I've ever known in my entire life has gone to see it because they wanted to jerk off to pain and suffering. They went to see it because they wanted to see a story, and use intellect to read between the fucking lines and see a film for what it is.
Case in point: Hostel. Yes, it has porno-style nudity, and yes it focuses on torture and gore. However, if you give it a thought (I know how uncomfortable haters of "torture porn" are with that God-awful "thinking"), you might see it as a film about the darkness of human nature within itself, and in a way it makes us think about the price of life. If you think I'm just making this shit up as an excuse to watch people die in agony, you're a goddamn moron, so please fuck your mother and die.
I don't even HAVE to defend the Saw films, because any fan of the Saw films can show the philisophical subtexts to the Saw films, which I will defend to my last breath.
Another point: THEY'RE JUST MOVIES. No one is really getting tortured, it's just special effect and makeup. You want torture porn? Read the Bible, and shut the fuck up.
Retard: Saw III and Hostel II are torture porn! I'm better than everybody because fans of those movies are sadists!
Smart person: Have you even seen those movies?
Retard: Uuuuuuhhhhh. . .no. But Oprah said they're bad!
Smart person: Exactly. You have no idea what you're talking about, SO SHUT THE FUCK UP and stop using that bullshit rhetoric mantra about fans of films who in real life are perfectly normal.
Retard: Saw fans are psychos! Hostel fans are sadists! Torture porn! Jerking off to gore! McCain/Palin 08!