Stimulus spent for x-rated art projects.

From Fox News;The National Endowment for the Arts may be spending some of the money it received from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night “pervert” revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco. The NEA was given $80 million of the government’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill to spread around to needy artists nationwide, and most of the money is being spent to help preserve jobs in museums, orchestras, theaters and dance troupes that have been hit hard by the recession. But some of the NEA’s grants are spicing up more than the economy. A few of their more risque choices have some taxpayer advocates hot under the collar, including a $50,000 infusion for the Frameline film house, which recently screened Thundercrack, “the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla.”…Though the process was sped up, the NEA’s 109 panelist reviewers handled the compressed schedule by giving their $50 million in direct grants only to individuals and groups that have received funding in the past and have already passed muster. An additional $30 million was given to state agencies to parcel out to local artists during this year.

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  • Chris

    And this really shocks anyone anymore?!?

  • Eddie

    Why would you be shocked at it THIS year? The Bush Administration funded all these things first.

    • Know slick Willy

      Of curse, Eddie refuses to recognize the phallusy of the Clitoon admn’s d’oh!

  • Scottiebill

    Its like the Robert Maplethorpe exhibit that was paid for by public money a few years ago.

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