Monday, January 29, 2007

Kosher Porn from LA?


When "Tight Fit" productions, an outfit run by pornographer Oren Cohen from the sleazier side of Tinseltown in Van Nuys, advertised their skinflick as "K-rated" rather than the more usual X-rated, a righteous row resulted.
"Assraelis", their dubious new blue DVD, recently was shot in Galilee and Tel Aviv and edited in LA, though presumably never on a Saturday. Cohen's controversial gimmick was stamping his porn wrapper with a familiar emblem, one that assures American customers that, for instance, their Hebrew National frankfurters pass Rabbinical inspection. The resulting storm of publicity over what purports to be a 100 per cent Israeli porn production was just what the expat Cohen had banked on. His lawyers argue that no firm can own the Hebrew letter for K, but he is not exactly on firm ground with Kof-K, a New Jersey-based Kosher Supervisory board who monitor this trusted stamp. Their ire has not stopped musicicians from riffing on the beef frank for a Kosher Classics album (see photo above).
Even after Cohen removed the fake kosher stamp, the third generation pornographer now is likely to face more lawsuits in the Holy Land. The screen names of all his porn stars are takeoffs on famous Israeli singers and actors. Oy veh.


1 comment:

Rabbi Reb L. said...

folks, maybe we can agree to call it Kosher if the film shows 100 per cent beef cake, and has no intimate scenes with shellfish. No screenings on the Shabbat, either.