Porn film based on Quebec student strike

Quebec students protest rising tuition fees during Montreal's Grand Prix Thursday, June 7, 2012....

Quebec students protest rising tuition fees during Montreal's Grand Prix Thursday, June 7, 2012. PASCAL GIRARD / QMI AGENCY

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MONTREAL - Female students in Quebec who participated in the student strike movement are now selling their bodies to pay for their education. Shockingly, the women are having sex with men who supported the tuition increase proposed by the former Quebec government.

That's according to a synopsis of the movie, Show Me Your Red Square!, a porn film very loosely based on Quebec's student movement and its symbol, the red felt square.

The 85-minute film, created by LiveGonzo, is available on a French-language pay-per-view channel called Indigo, which is owned by Sun Media's parent company, Quebecor.

"The strike was long," reads the online synopsis. "Students lost their school term and their summer jobs and they need cash. These women have to let men, who supported the strike, break their little red square so they can pay for school."

The film has very little to do with school, however.

The 30-second preview clip doesn't show any school books, red squares or even computers. Rather, it starts with a close-up of a woman - who looks like she's in her mid-20s - in black pumps and touching her feet. The preview then cuts to a second woman who is barely dressed, dancing provocatively next to a couch.

The film costs $9.99.

Quebec students drew international attention when tens of thousands of them went on strike between February and August over the government's plan to raise tuition. Their actions inspired other movements around the world.

However, some student leaders weren't happy that their struggle seemed to have inspired pornographers.

Camille Robert, a spokeswoman with Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSE), said the film is "extremely disturbing."

She said cases of female students selling their bodies to pay for school is "unfortunately real" and said the movie is "condemnable" and exploitative.


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