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‘Hillbillies’ Apparently the Hottest Thing in Internet Porn

Blame Honey Boo Boo, we guess.
Bow chica wow wow?

Bow chica wow wow?

A spot of news you can use from TMZ, if you think pornography obsessed with perpetuating steretypes is copacetic: “Rednecks” and/or “hillbillies” are reportedly the toast of the Internet adult content business. Movies with titles like  “Real White Trash” and “Ozark Sex Fiend” are booming. Or, as TMZ puts it: “Redneck porn — no teeth? No problem.”

Because rural poverty is hilarious.

Says the gossip site:

TMZ spoke with a rep for GameLink.com, who tells us the company has seen a 250% increase in Southern, white-trashy porn titles since 2010 … when the redneck reality shows began to take off.

The phrase “Southern, white-trashy” is the best indicator you will ever see of why people living in red states are so distrustful of the “coastal elites” and frankly don’t give a good goddamn about what fancy movie people in Los Angeles think about their doings. Trust us, we grew up about 30 minutes from Honey Boo Boo.

TMZ also makes unironic reference to “bumpkins.”

Hey, if you’re going to toss around these kinds of terms, at least use them properly: The terms “redneck” and “hillbilly” aren’t actually interchangeable. Redneck is a more generic (derogatory!) term, but typically refers to lowland farmers. The idea is you get the red neck from bending over doing manual labor. Hillbillies live in the hills, dummies.

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