Official Statement from Girls Gone Wild

“Yesterday several of the U.S. operating entities for Girls Gone Wild joined the ranks of companies like American Airlines and General Motors having sought reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy code. Girls Gone Wild remains strong as a company and strong financially. The only reason Girls Gone Wild has elected to file for this reorganization is to re-structure its frivolous and burdensome legal affairs. This Chapter 11 filing will not affect any of Girls Gone Wild’s domestic or international operations. Just like American Airlines and General Motors, it will be business as usual for Girls Gone Wild.”

- Girls Gone Wild

 

Well this is a sad day. Not because people still use girls gone wild, as I’m pretty sure they are still sold on VHS. But it’s a sad day because it’s never fun to see a great admit it’s time to hang em up. In the same way that Johnny Unitas changed the quarterback position and Bobby Orr redefined what it means to be a defenseman, Girls Gone Wild changed the porn game forever. They opened the doors for reality styled porn, for amateur and casting couch porn, for Money Talks, and for the Raven Rileys and Haley Wildes of the world. In a sense, they even paved the way for Smokeshow of the Day. Gone are the days of the airbrushed pin up model with huge fake tits and huge lips. Men don’t want wild girls. They want real girls, gone wild. It’s important to see the transition. And Joe Francis was the one that made us all realize that.

So a strong tip of the cap to the GGW crew. You’ve touched millions of lives as we touched ourselves. Tonight when I’m alone in my bed with my boxers around my knees and that judgmental blue glow of my laptop screen reflecting off my face, I’ll be thinking of you. But only for a second. Because I’m totally not gay.