Porn Film Based on Quebec Student Strike Surfaces
MONTREAL — A new porn movie supposedly featuring female students having sex to pay for their education is making the rounds in Quebec.
But what’s causing a stir is that the movie''s synopsis says its students — part of a strike protesting tuition increases — are selling their bodies to the men in the former Quebec government who supported the cost hikes.
The 85-minute film, called “Show Me Your Red Square!,” a loose nod to the student movement’s felt symbol, was created by LiveGonzo, according to the Toronto Sun, and is available for $9.99 on a French-language pay-per-view channel called Indigo.
"The strike was long," the film's online synopsis says. "Students lost their school term and their summer jobs and they need cash. These women have to let men, who supported the strike, break their little red square so they can pay for school."
But according to the Sun, the 30-second preview teaser clip has nothing to do with school but instead shows a young high-heeled girl bending over and another bumping and grinding for the camera.
What also raises eyebrows as to the film's authenticity is why LiveGonzo — a live event producer — was involved with a pay-per-view video?
The movie is also raising ire as the actual student strike against tuition increases drew tens of thousands of students between February and August and inspired other international movements.
Student leader Camille Robert, a spokeswoman with Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSE), told the Sun that some female students do in fact sell their bodies to pay for their education and called the movie, "extremely disturbing, condemnable and exploitative.”