You can say what you want about the self-titled 'gay porn impresario' - and believe me, it's already been said - but one thing Michael Lucas does do that no other gay porn producer working today can do is find an audience and then get people to start talking about what he does say, whether you agree with him or not. It's irritatingly narcissistic and I can't get enough of it.
Last week, Michael wrote a response in the Advocate.com to the swift judgment people passed on a book for pedophiliacs, men and women who are sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children. Michael went on to cite some statistics and then quickly reached his point:
"Pedophilia is a condition. It's a curse that can't be lifted, only resisted. Child molestation is evil; pedophile orientation is not. One is a crime, the other is a tragedy... Statistics say that between 3 and 9 percent of the population are pedophiles. That means that in the US alone there are between 9 and 27 million pedophiles. How many of them are acting on their desires? 10,000? 100,000? Whatever the number, it's a small minority. Harmful, poisonous, evil -- but still a tiny minority. The rest are victims of nature. They thankfully suppress their sexuality through a constant day to day fight."
Wow, that sauce is hot! But I think there are some conditions - like Pedophilia - which are so harmful to society because the outcome with which we would have to deal with that problem is so much worse (do we start deciding who gets to live and how and under which set of conditions we've made for him or her), that we continue to react in childish shock and awe because we have no adult emotions to deal with it.
Anyway, that's what the introductory letter in my order said and they're still only getting a 93.7% rating!