PORNOGRAPHY AND ITS DISCONTENTS

THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT AIRBRUSHES OUT ITS HERO'S CONSIDERABLE BLEMISHES

Although they both flaunt a sense of personal style that hasn't changed much in the past two decades, Gloria Steinem and Bob Guccione tend to part ways on most other matters. So it comes as something of a surprise that the founders of Ms. and Penthouse magazines have both seen fit to attack The People vs. Larry Flynt, Milos Forman's critically praised film (Oliver Stone is a producer). Steinem and Guccione's beef--part of a growing backlash that may end up denying the film its expected handful of Oscar nominations--is that the movie, in its efforts to plump up Flynt as a...

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