Rick Perry the Pornographer

Rick Perry (Darren McCollester / Getty Images / AFP)
Maybe it’s time for Ben Bernanke to actually be concerned about Rick Perry’s warnings that things are going to get ugly. Or, at least, perhaps the head of the Fed might want to ask for clarification:

Is that “Big Tit Brotha Lovers 6”-ugly or “Bisexual Barebacking Vol. 1”-ugly?

It turns out that those are just two of the titles that have been released by Movie Gallery, at one time the largest domestic distributor of pornography in the country. Oddly enough, it turns out that Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry has invested quite a pretty penny into the porn-pushers.

Yes, that’s bible-thumpin’, Jesus lovin’, conservative-minded, prayer rally holdin’, Bernanke-threatenin’ Rick Perry. The same Rick Perry that had told a few hundred Republicans in June to "speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans."

Politician, presidential candidate and . . . pornographer?

A recent report reveals that Perry invested upwards of $10,000 into Movie Gallery stock, whom, while releasing a bit more family-friendly titles, also helped bring pictures like “Teens Never Say No” to a broader audience by releasing them to their rental stores.

While that flick hasn’t officially made its way around the offices at RT, we are willing to bet that it might not be the best glowing example of the “abstinence only” sex-education that Perry was pushing in Texas high schools.

And that’s not even the big finish. It has also been unearthed that Perry signed onto a bill as Texas governor that would protect porno companies from facing “tort suits” for putting products across state lines. That meant higher profits for porn, higher profits for Movie Gallery and, thus, higher profits for Perry.

Perry’s initial investment in Movie Gallery occurred in 1995, but today there is no telling if and how much the governor has tied to the smut sellers. In 1998, Perry moved his investment to a blind trust, meaning the hard investment info is now sealed. Why would he make such a move? It may or may not have had something to do with the American Family Association asking federal investigators to probe into Movie Gallery at that time.

And yes, that's the same American Family Association that recently put together a prayer rally in The Lone Star State that featured a highly-publicized appearance by Perry himself.

All of this of course lends itself to one very important question: do the actions in “Bisexual Barebacking Vol. 1” oppose the anti-gay agenda perpetrated by the AMA?

Actually, there are much bigger things at stake here, particularly the problematic position that Perry has put himself in barely a week after he announced his official run for the presidency. After getting a late start in the race for the GOP nomination, Perry has already made not-so-pleasant headlines for threatening Ben Bernanke over quantitative easing and questioning President Barack Obama’s love for his country.

While the jury might still be out at that one, we do know at least that Perry is aware that Brothas love big tits. And there are at least six volumes of sensational, cinematic glory that can vouch for the fact.