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Movie Quote of the Day – The People vs. Larry Flynt, 1996 (dir. Miloš Forman)

Larry Flynt: You know, politicians and demagogues like to say that sexually explicit material corrupts the youth of our country. And yet they lie, cheat and start unholy wars. [beat] Look at them, they like to call themselves warriors; they’re sheep in a herd. I think the real obscenity comes from raising our youth to believe that sex is bad and ugly and dirty. And yet, it is heroic to go spill guts and blood in the most ghastly manner – in the name of humanity. With all the taboos attached to sex, it’s no wonder we have the problems we have. It’s no wonder we’re angry and violent and genocidal. But ask yourself the question: what is more obscene – sex or war?