Girls Gone Wild comes to the UK

// 22 March 2011

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jofrancis.jpgPorn franchise Girls Gone Wild is bringing its baseball caps and tourbus to the UK, we learn via our friends at Lesbilicious.

The UK tour will see the Girls Gone Wild tourbus travelling the country looking for British women to feature in new films.

A spokesperson for Girls Gone Wild said the producers were hoping to capture “real, carefree college students and twenty-somethings as they celebrate fun, freedom and youthful expression.”

Some Girls Gone Wild stories from the archives, to help put this in context:

A retrial was ordered at the end of last year, in a case where a woman was suing Girls Gone Wild. She alleges that she “was dancing in at the former Rum Jungle bar in 2004 when someone reached up and pulled her tank top down, exposing her breasts to the “Girls Gone Wild” camera. Jane Doe, who was 20 at the time the tape was made, is now living in Missouri with her husband and two children. She only found out about the video in 2008, when a friend of her husband’s saw the “Girls Gone Wild Sorority Orgy” video and recognized her face.”

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis plead no contest to child abuse charges, based on filming underage girls.

At a court hearing, Francis started filming one of the female court employees. Also, he definitely did not compare himself to Rosa Parks or Jesus Christ.

Photo by idiolector, shared on Flickr under a Creative Commons license. It shows a poster used during a successful campaign to cancel a Girls Gone Wild event in Bloomington, Indiana

Comments From You

Laurel Dearing // Posted 22 March 2011 at 5:17 pm

Dont we just go on holidays to spanish countries when we want this sort of action? >.

Laurel Dearing // Posted 22 March 2011 at 5:24 pm

*spanish bars aimed at british holiday makers, specifically! to be clear!

Mia // Posted 23 March 2011 at 9:01 am

I could be wrong (it may have been in relation to similar) but I’m pretty sure i hear on the news ages ago that a lot of the towns these folks were planning on hitting planning on banning them and telling them not to come near, their reasoning were they didn’t want to bring and encourage seediness and cause issues for the residents. I think one, ironically, gave the example Laurel did of not anting the towns to become like those holiday places!

The guy sounds like a piece of work and should have been barred from bringing the series especially since he can’t keep his grubby camera away from underagers and seems to have issues filming what he doesn’t have consent to.

Unfortunately the scene where the poor lady had her top pulled down is extremely comon in both that sort of thing and some of the the more notorious holiday places- magaluff etc. I’ve angrilly experienced the same thing even here in the UK in clubs where people have taken you just being there to mean ‘put your hands all over’. So while she would have been furious and distressed, culture today would look at the girls that chose to show their bodies and would warp their judgement to make it blame her, as though she is at fault for just being there- much in the same way the rape myths create a blame culture, assault can well do the same. She was there and for them that would probably be enough to rule that unless she slapped the top puller one of shouted him out on said tape, then she consented- sickening.

If she’d wanted her breasts exposed, she’d have done it herself, it would have been her choice and action. For someone to do that to her is a violation and a double one for them to keep it on film despite seeing that it wasn’t her choice.

Saranga // Posted 23 March 2011 at 9:21 am

ugh. bastards.

Kristin // Posted 23 March 2011 at 1:24 pm

“fun, freedom and youthful expression”. Well, this twisted bastard’s warped idea of it.

I wish me and my friends could go out and enjoy ourselves without tossers feeling entitled to do the kind of thing mentioned above. That would be our idea of fun and freedom!

polly // Posted 24 March 2011 at 7:40 am

From reading the post, it would seem Francis is a convicted sex offender. I don’t know if it’s proposed that he himself participates in the ‘tour’, but if it is, maybe people should be writing to the home secretary, who has the power to stop him entering?

Fan // Posted 24 March 2011 at 1:28 pm

On a totally cynical aside, does it never occur to any of the owners/managers of some of these bars/clubs where so much harrassment of girls and women happen that it might not make basic economic sense to keep ignoring it?!

I’d be interested to know how many girls and women have just stopped going to places because they’re too scared and/or don’t think it’s worth the hassle. There are several places me and my friends avoid. I know I should be able to feel I can go wherever I like, whenever, but I just don’t. The thought of being pinched, groped, leered/sneered at, or worse, makes me often prefer a night in with the telly or a good book or dvd. Or just going to the pub or a mate’s house. Maybe I’m gettin’ old!

jon // Posted 9 May 2011 at 11:18 am

there already is a campaign underway to try to

stop GGW from operating in the UK:

http://www.object.org.uk/component/content/article/3-news/124-stop-us-porn-franchise-girls-gone-wild-from-coming-to-the-uk

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