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HBO Porn Spoof Applauded By Network CEO [Video]

It's Not Porn It's HBO

Proving that the network has a sense of humor about itself, the CEO of HBO has weighed in on the porn spoof that’s currently making the rounds online.

It’s Not Porn, It’s HBO is a short film directed by Alberto Belli. The clip pokes plenty of fun at the sort of overt sexual content that can be found in a number of the network’s offerings. In the words of Homer Simpson: It’s funny because it’s true.

The setup is simple: A few actors sit around and discuss a role they recently portrayed on-screen. Since their description of the scenes contain all sorts of sexual content, their friends and family believe they’ve landed a role in a pornographic film.

As it turns out, these roles aren’t really porn. These actors and actresses have just landed roles in an HBO series. Although it’s crude and definitely NSFW, the clip is pretty hilarious for anyone who has spent any amount of time watching some of the cable channel’s series.

According to Deadline, the HBO porn spoof eventually found its way into the hands of network CEO Richard Plepler. The short film may have a laugh at the company’s expense, but Plepler seems impressed with the sketch Belli and scribes Jim Mahoney and Zach Lewis have put together.

The HBO CEO said these sort of videos and spoofs prove that the network and their shows have become part of the “global conversation.” Instead of taking offense to the clip, Plepler seems to think the spoof is a great deal of fun.

“If you’re on ‘Saturday Night Live’ or parodied on Facebook you know you’re part of the cultural landscape. The guys who did this did great work. I laughed. I take it in the same manner in which it was intended, with a lot of humor,” the CEO explained.

You can find the clip embedded below. Keep in mind that the language is a little coarse and very crude. In other words, viewer discretion is advised.

What do you think about the HBO porn spoof that’s currently making the rounds?

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