The People Vs Larry Flynt


The film that I chose to do an analysis on was “People Vs Larry Flynt”. I decided to evaluate this movie because I had never seen it and I am interested in knowing what my rights toward censorship involve.
In People Vs Larry Flynt there were numerous cases of civil liberties, which were tried. The main civil liberty issue in the film was the freedom of speech, which is contained, in the first amendment. Charles Keating brought a case against Larry Flynt claiming that Hustler magazine, which was published by Larry Flynt, was pandering obscenity. Keating claimed that the styles of Larry Flynt’s photographs in his magazine were presented in a lude and shameful manner. Keating also voiced ...

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doesn’t have the right to view certain materials. Americans don’t want someone else controlling what they can see and what they can’t see. Americans want as much freedom as they are entitled to and this was Larry Flynt’s defense. Even though Flynt’s attorney proclaimed that he didn’t agree with the particular content of Flynt’s publication, he didn’t want someone else telling him what and what not he had the right to view. This point was brought about well by the attorney but still resulted in a guilty verdict for Larry Flynt, which landed him in prison. Later in the film Larry Flynt is brought into Supreme Court, this time for a case of libel. A respectable evangelist from Georgia, Reverend Jerry Falwell brings Flynt into court for unjustly defaming him in a cartoon, which depicted him having sex with his mother. Reverend Jerry Falwell puts his foot in his mouth by going against what the judge stated to the jury prior to the trial “If a reasonable person could not believe ...

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