Extreme and censored cinema, plus a word I learned tonight: Gomorrahy
In the midst of all this, in trying to figure out how to determine if I might be violating any laws by accessing the uncensored version of A Serbian Film, I have learned a new word: Gomorrahy, "the insertion of a hand, a foot, or the stump of a limb (i.e., the insertion of an extremity) into an introitus/vagina or an anus/anal canal, for a sexual purpose." Never have I heard the term before (despite having read at some length about Annie Sprinkle's arrest for making amputee porn with Long Jeanne Silver, getting, essentially, ankle-fucked by her). I guess if adding a Y to Sodom gives us Sodomy, it's linguistically a fair move (though I don't recall any biblical tales of stump-fucking in Gomorrah; maybe they were omitted in Sunday School.)
My source for all this is the website Gomorrahy, which, fascinatingly, offers PDFs of various official lists of "prohibited titles" - books, DVDs, and so forth that are not allowed to be imported into Canada. For instance, on page 3 of the listings for this 2010 report, we learn that the Fuck My Mom and Me series is mostly admissable, while the film entitled Ball Busting and Cock Biting Coeds is prohibited. Unfortunately, no details are given as to why. The provocatively-titled Junkyard Fist Dogs is allowed, but Pussy Torture 8 is not. Even certain works of anime, like Blood Royale, are banned, as are various comic books, like Pet Humiliation Diary, which shows up on a banned list from 2011 (I am somewhat disappointed to see that it's just another Japanese S/M comic; the title took me somewhere else). It's interesting that with so much material freely being transmitted electronically there isn't an official government database to check in with, so that we can see ("gee, I wonder if Zebedy Colt's The Devil Inside Her is legal here yet?"). It's rather amusing that to even find out about such things I have to visit an anti-censorship website...
Hm. I see that there's a film called The Texas Vibrator Massacre that's prohibited in Canada. I bet there's a torrent of it. The trailer is here, a detailed description here... It actually piques my curiosity, as a riff on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films. But, well... it's prohibited. Should I let that stop me? (Maybe it's only prohibited if you buy or sell it, while the stealing of it is unregulated? Hmm).
That reminds me, I was reading about Rob Zombie regular Bill Moseley's Texas Chainsaw Manicure movie... Now that's something I should try to find - and I bet it's legal, too!