Is This Taxpayer-Funded University The Academic Porn Capital Of The World?

Eric Owens | Editor

For the second consecutive year, the University of California, Santa Barbara is making a strong case that it is the academic porn capital of America, if not the world.

This week, the taxpayer-funded school featured the on-campus premiere of “Marriage 2.0,” an NC-17-rated “indie adult film” featuring porn actors having oodles of hot, steamy sex.

Constance Penley, a UCSB film studies professor, showed the smut flick on Tuesday in her class entitled “Topics in Film and Popular Culture: Pornography.”

The distributor of “Marriage 2.0” is Adam & Eve, seller of products such as the “Foxxxy Fanny vibrating plug” ($49.95) and “sex & mischief bondage tape” ($10.95).

“Marriage 2.0” “combines sexual performances from adult stars with a compelling story delving into the depths of human relationships and emotions,” according to a press release which Fine Ass Marketing sent to The Daily Caller.

The film was named “Movie of the Year” at this year’s Feminist Porn Awards as well.

Also, there’s such a thing as the Feminist Porn Awards.

“My class looks at the history of pornography, both as a film and its place in popular culture, as well as a genre and an industry,” Penley, the professor, said. “Because of this, I am delighted that my students will have the chance to see ‘Marriage 2.0’ and appreciate its radicalness in that history.”

Penley, who holds herself out as a feminist theory expert, is also the co-editor of “The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure” along with, among others, UCSB professor Mireille Miller-Young.

Miller-Young, who appears to be currently on criminal probation, is famous because last spring she stole a graphic anti-abortion sign from two abortion protesters and then assaulted one of the protesters. One of those protesters — the one she assaulted — was just 16 years old at the time.

The Daily Caller obtained and published video of Miller-Young’s theft and assault. She rallied up a small gaggle of female vigilantes for the attack. (RELATED: Here’s Video Of That Feminist Studies Prof Facing Assault Who Attacked A 16-Year-Old Abortion Foe)

Much like Penley, Miller-Young is a professor in the UCSB feminist studies department who specializes in pornography as well as queer theory and black film.

The protesters at the receiving end of Miller-Young’s theft and assault were Thrin Short, 16, and Joan Short, 21, members of a Riverside, Calif.-based pro-life group called Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.

Miller-Young later pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor counts of battery, theft and vandalism, but not before a coterie of her fellow professors had submitted letters about their colleague to the judge presiding over her case. One called Miller-Young’s bizarro smile during the attack “a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery.” (RELATED: Professors Now Say SLAVERY Forced Colleague To Batter Teen, Destroy Her Anti-Abortion Poster)

Slavery was abolished in the United States about 110 years before Miller-Young was born.

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