Porn Industry wants a bailout

January 8, 2009 5:14:11 AM PST
The adult entertainment biz is the latest industry to get on the bailout bandwagon.Adult entertainment execs are asking Congress for billions, saying people are too depressed to have sex, in turn threatening the industry.

'Girl's Gone Wild' CEO Joe Francis says DVD sales and rentals are down 20-percent.

Francis along with 'Hustler' porn tycoon Larry Flynt issued a joint statement asking Congress for a $5-billion bailout to help "rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America."

The adult entertainment industry rakes in an estimated 3 to 13-billion dollars a year.

Some view the request as a publicity stunt. Francis says they're not doing this for PR, saying that congress should back the bailout because the industry supports small business.