Monday, April 16, 2007
Almereyda's remark about the existence of a Hamlet porno made me want to track down some evidence of it. Turns out there's not just one, but at least two Hamlet skin flicks as well as a whole slew of Shakespearian themed porn videos. Which makes sense, I guess, given the penchant for puns in porn titles. Who could resist Romeo In Juliet? The Taming of the Screw? Much Ado About Nuttin'?
Here's a humorous run-down of some of the titles in this sub-genre, including a synopsis of X Hamlet: "Something is pervy in the state of Denmark..."
A slightly more academic appraisal of the Bardcore genre can be found here.