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    The Porn Project

    I wanted to get the opinions of the regulars of the politics board about a very hot (pardon the pun) topic of debate here.

    First some background info; this happened in Bilgi university that is known to be a very liberal college (I guess compareble to Berkley), it was the first university in Turkey that held an academic congress to discuss the Armenian Genocide matter, at one time it was the only university accepting women students that use religious headscarves etc. you get the point.

    Well a graduate student from the cinemotagraphy department directed and produced a porn flick (with another student as the female lead) as a finishing thesis. He is claiming that he did it to test how far academic freedoms go and if the university is really open to cultuvating freedoms as it claims or are they hypocrites.

    Well he got a D for his thesis so the University has accepted his thesis and not disciplined him in any way but the religious right -as they can be - quite riled up about this "degeneration of the morality of our youths".

    I've never heard of a porn flick being submitted as a thesis so I'm wondering how this would go over in a school in the US.


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    His parents must be proud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Turk View Post
    I wanted to get the opinions of the regulars of the politics board about a very hot (pardon the pun) topic of debate here.

    First some background info; this happened in Bilgi university that is known to be a very liberal college (I guess compareble to Berkley), it was the first university in Turkey that held an academic congress to discuss the Armenian Genocide matter, at one time it was the only university accepting women students that use religious headscarves etc. you get the point.

    Well a graduate student from the cinemotagraphy department directed and produced a porn flick (with another student as the female lead) as a finishing thesis. He is claiming that he did it to test how far academic freedoms go and if the university is really open to cultuvating freedoms as it claims or are they hypocrites.

    Well he got a D for his thesis so the University has accepted his thesis and not disciplined him in any way but the religious right -as they can be - quite riled up about this "degeneration of the morality of our youths".

    I've never heard of a porn flick being submitted as a thesis so I'm wondering how this would go over in a school in the US.


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    if she gave poor head in the flick it probably deserved a D grade...

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    After seeing Al and Tipper dance and then mug it up on national TV I guess we're ready for anything.

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    Hopefully there is a fire battalion located nearby.

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    Did it have a plot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Turk View Post
    so the University has accepted his thesis and not disciplined him in any way
    Apperantly I spoke too soon. The three profs. that allowed this to happen have all been reportedly canned by the University.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Turk View Post
    Apperantly I spoke too soon. The three profs. that allowed this to happen have all been reportedly canned by the University.
    the least you could do is post a picture of the chick who starred in the flick...that would give us a basis for something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Turk View Post
    Well a graduate student from the cinemotagraphy department directed and produced a porn flick (with another student as the female lead)
    Was the "another student" female? These days, ya never know.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Turk View Post
    as a finishing thesis. He is claiming that he did it to test how far academic freedoms go and if the university is really open to cultuvating freedoms as it claims or are they hypocrites.

    Well he got a D for his thesis so the University has accepted his thesis and not disciplined him in any way but the religious right -as they can be - quite riled up about this "degeneration of the morality of our youths".

    I've never heard of a porn flick being submitted as a thesis so I'm wondering how this would go over in a school in the US.
    I could see that happening here, and the guy getting an A for challenging unenlightened bourgeoisie morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    the least you could do is post a picture of the chick who starred in the flick...that would give us a basis for something....
    I'm not sure but I think this is her






    Quantum, the guy is saying that was exactly what he was trying to do. He says he wanted to stand up against the "rising conservatism" and "religious tendancies" in the Turkish society and send a message.

    The fired professors are saying that they are not there to pass judgement on morality but they only graded the film as if it was any other based on cinemotagraphy, use of light, composition etc.

    and the religious right is predictably saying its the west's fault for "degenerating our children"

    Me, I think she wasn't worth the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Turk View Post

    and the religious right is predictably saying its the west's fault for "degenerating our children"
    American professors will overlook the technical aspects of a film if the message fits their agenda.

    Our religious right blames Hollywood, which begs the question: why don't Islamists bomb Hollywood? They'd be doing a everyone a favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    American professors will overlook the technical aspects of a film if the message fits their agenda.

    Our religious right blames Hollywood, which begs the question: why don't Islamists bomb Hollywood? They'd be doing a everyone a favor.
    But...but who would produce garbage remakes or "reimaginings" of classic films?

    FTR, I haven't seen the new True Grit yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    But...but who would produce garbage remakes or "reimaginings" of classic films?
    I don't know....my ass?

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    What I'm wondering is if there's a university left in America where kids AREN'T making sex tapes

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