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Double exposure

A WikiLeaks-style exposé now brings us the identities of adult film stars. Are you safe?

india Updated: Apr 03, 2011 22:51 IST

Julian Assange, take a breather. Porn WikiLeaks, a website dedicated to revealing more about what is revealed anyway, has bared the identities of what parents and readers of this newspaper tastefully call adult film stars. The database containing the real names, dates of birth of porn stars, sorry, adult artistes, are now out there.

Porn WikiLeaks till now has only dealt with the American adult film industry. The rumour is that there is a whistleblower in the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, a sexually transmitted diseases-testing facility in California. So our local stars can take it a bit easy. But secrets can tumble out and take on less family-oriented figures closer home. You won’t have to wait too long to find a WikiLeaks-type platform outing your computer-viewing habits in the public domain. And we don’t think you’re worried about your reading the latest news about conditions of inmates at Guantanamo Bay.

Pornography, like confessions in churches, rests easy on the principle of hidden identities. But with the Porn WikiLeaks come the possible throttling of double identities. This may be a huge victory for purveyors of morality, but for the consensual adult artist, this could mean not going home on holidays to meet the family. As for any newspaper tying up with Porn WikiLeaks, you, curious reader, can safely assume that this publication isn’t interested in exposing smut of this kind.

As for smut in general...