Greasepaint Betties, and my search for Clown Porn

Coulrophilia, or clown fetish (as bush-ouchyit is known) is defined as an erotic attraction to clowns. It has also been referred to as Bozophilia in fetish slang. The fetish involves dressing up as a clown in grease paint and, sometimes, engaging in clown like activities such as pie-throwing, playing with balloons or seltzer-spraying. I was (s)trolling the inter-webs the other day and decided to look it up. To my surprise there was very little on the subject. The bulk of material focused on a small group of local San Francisco clowns who appeared on a bunch of shows like HBO’s Real Sex and its imitators, in the late nineties/early 2000’s (I still don’t know how to say that right). Most of their websites seem equally as dated one had not been updated since 2001. This of course awakened my inner-Sherlock Holmes and I began digging. After what must have been four or five hours (I don’t have a job), I couldn’t find any medical work on the subject or clinical papers that might show what the fetish is all about.

There is the obvious connection to childhood and innocence perhaps. Many that were involved in the community cited an early fear of clowns as an instigator for their fetish. Clown fetish, (like many other costume fetishes), allows the participants to transform into something else as a means of letting go of one’s inhibitions and granting yourself permission to do things you might not normally. The only required equipment is; Grease paint, a clown outfit, and red rubber nose. Cream pies, balloons, and rubber chickens are optional. I have always had a love for clowns myself. From Tim Curry in It, to Krusty the Klown, to The Bindle Stiff Family Circus. I was aware of the fetish as well, having seen ever episode of HBO’s Real Sex that aired during my high school years. I was sure there was more out there on this fetish and if it took me all night I was going to find it.

First things first; throughoutClown_Porn history, clowns have played a sexual and satirical role. It is only recently that they have been viewed as strictly children’s entertainers. The first recognizable dramatic ancestors of the clown are the comic characters from Ancient Greek comedies. They are depicted in ancient artifacts as having worn padding that emphasized the size of their stomachs and asses and as having worn strap-on penises. In the Middle-Ages, the clown emerged at first as mere imitators of the court jester, used in pagan festivals where sexual chicanery took center stage. Although the archetypal connection between clown and sex still appear in modern clowning with the ubiquitous pants-dropping, the clown has in recent times become primarily an entertainer of children, and has thus rightfully been stripped of overt sexuality, despite being violence-centered entertainment. By the 19th century the prominent phallus of the Greek comic actor had been replaced by over-sized clothes. To many people clowns have always had a frightening effect. Coulrophobia is defined as; the abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns. In Modern times clowns represent either childhood innocence or something wholly evil and hated. Modern movies, television, and art often portray clowns as demonic or somehow wicked. This was especially dominant in the nineteen-nineties. There was even a popular horror-rap group known as the Insane Clown Posse who marketed themselves as wicked clowns (the group later recanted and are known openly Christian disappointing many of their fans including me).

clown-porn-FRONTWhat I have been able to uncover among the thousands of postings were several poorly done movies from that period. Chief among them was a film produced in 2004 called simply Clown Porn, it was put out by a company called RAMCO which doesn’t seem to have put anything else out before or afterwards. One reviewer goes on to say; “It’s sexy! It’s zany! It’s like a train wreck that you just can’t pry your eyes from… it’s Clown Porn (the movie) and it’s taking the world by storm!” Somehow I believe the storm blew over and nobody noticed. Not to say that no one noticed, I discovered searching through the social networking site Tribe.net; that all around me in the Bay Area lurks hives of these-clown fetishist. Mostly Bohemian street performers and Burning Man enthusiast, many of which haven’t updated their profiles since the release of the aforementioned Clown Porn storm took the world. Sad actually I wouldn’t be averse to getting creamy in some grease paint Betty’s pie. I truly believe it was the caliber of the clown porn that sunk the movement. None of the clips I viewed had the production values of the lowest gonzo stuff I normally watch. I did however come across some very erotic still pictures that warrant further investigation there may be a part two to this blog afterall…

 

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3 thoughts on “Greasepaint Betties, and my search for Clown Porn

  1. oh how nice to know there’s a proper name for it.
    i have plenty stills and know a man who has the coolest video
    but apart from that, i haven’t found a great deal of quality.
    it’s hard being a clown porn girl

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