Porn News

Max Verdict Certainly Wasn’t 12 Angry Men

Tampa, Florida- If you never saw the classic courtroom drama, 12 Angry men, watch it this weekend. It’ll probably give you an enlightened idea of what went on behind the scenes in the Max Hardcore obscenity case in Tampa.

In it, eleven jurors are unyielding and ready to convict a young kid of murdering his old man. And because they want to get out of a stuffy, sweaty room on the quick for whatever personal reasons- one guy- Jack Warden- grouses the entire time about missing a Yankees game, they’re minds are closed to any reasonable doubt and the necessary time required to hear pursuant arguments in the case. What develops is a remarkable study of human psychology in confined and tense spaces.

But one lone jury- Henry Fonda- thinks otherwise and spends the better part of the film convincing the others that they may all be wrong. Because he’s wrestling with his own doubts, Fonda heroically wins them over point by point in a detailed, objective argument.

But real life doesn’t parallel the movies. In the Max Hardcore case, AVN’s Mark Kernes not only did an excellent job in reporting the trial but offers some pretty eye-opening stuff about its aftermath. We’re told that three jurors were pretty sympathetic to Max, while the other nine were ready to hang him. One of the sympaticos in the end hugs Max, almost Judas-like, contritely apologizing, “We tried and we tried and we tried, but we just couldn’t get through to those others. They just beat on us and beat on us and beat on us until we gave in.”

Personally, I think this is a crock of shit because when it’s all said and done, jurors are human beings. Because no one wants jury duty thrust on them in the first place, they didn’t want to face the prospect of a weekend coming up and being deadlocked into this thing. So the three jurors caved in. And I bet they did it without too much of a fuss, either. I don’t care what tears and roses of sympathy were laid before Max’s feet.

The only thing I know about the legal system is what I got from watching LA Law, but, before the announcement of the verdict, I spent the better part of Thursday telling people that Max was going to go down for this very reason- what with the prospect of a weekend coming up, the jurors were going to say to themselves, what the hell- this is only a pornographer who makes piss and puke movies. What do we care.

Argue if you will, and the defense can beat itself in the head all it wants about strategies, I’m betting this is what really happened.

196 Views

Related Posts

Australian Court Upholds Local Censorship Powers of eSafety Commissioner Inman Grant

SYDNEY — The ongoing fight between Australia’s unelected top online censor, eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, and X owner Elon Musk over her office’s power to ban specific content in the country and also abroad, has moved into murky territory with…

Emma Hix, Blake Blossom Command Episode 3 of Seth Gamble’s ‘Iris’

"Decision," the third installmen of award-winning director/performer Seth Gamble lates Wicked Pictures feature "Iris" is now streaming on Wicked.com.

Wicked Drops 3rd Installment of Seth Gamble’s Erotic Thriller ‘Iris’

LOS ANGELES — Wicked Pictures has released the third installment of reigning XBIZ Performer of the Year Seth Gamble's latest feature, "Iris."The erotic thriller stars Blake Blossom in the title role, along with Emma Hix, Jennifer White, Charles Dera, Dan…

NCOSE CEO Repeats Factually Inaccurate Statements About Pornhub Moderation at Ted Cruz Event

WASHINGTON — NCOSE CEO Dawn Hawkins repeated factually inaccurate claims about Pornhub’s content moderation on Tuesday during a press conference co-organized in Capitol Hill by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.The event was the public unveiling of Cruz’s Take It Down Act,…

Axel Braun Unveils 20th Anniv. Director’s Cut of ‘Compulsion’

When Axel Braun reflects on "Compulsion"—one of his seminal works—the first word that comes to mind is “pivotal.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.