Episode 603: Larry Flynt: Filthy Smut and Free Speech

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Summary: On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we peel back the covers of the king of pornography (and free speech), Larry Flynt. He was famous for, well, a lot of things. One of them was the Hustler brand magazine, casino, and sex shop. But he was equally famous for having several outlandish fights with the U.S. Supreme Court. There was also the time he was shot and paralyzed by a racist serial killer outside of a court house. His magazine crossed many lines, from depicting rapes as sexual fantasies to overt racism and anti-Semitism. However, he is said to have won one of the biggest victories that secured American free speech, and was an early advocate of gay marriage. His stunts are legendary, from sending copies of every issue of his smut mag to every member of Congress all the way to publishing nude photos of Jackie Onassis Kennedy. Larry Flynt, love him or hate him, helped to define our times.<br> <br>  <br> <br> Visit Our Sources: <br> <br> <a href="https://www.vice.com/en/article/qkbzjx/larry-flynt-profile-2016">https://www.vice.com/en/article/qkbzjx/larry-flynt-profile-2016</a><br> <br> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Flynt">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Flynt</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/larry-flynts-wild-life-porn-424687/">https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/larry-flynts-wild-life-porn-424687/</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/ceos/larry-flynt-net-worth/">https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-businessmen/ceos/larry-flynt-net-worth/</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1436/larry-flynt">https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1436/larry-flynt</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.wearethemighty.com/lists/5-surprising-facts-about-army-and-navy-veteran-larry-flynt/">https://www.wearethemighty.com/lists/5-surprising-facts-about-army-and-navy-veteran-larry-flynt/</a>