The Girls Gone Wild franchise, created by upstart guru Joe Francis, is a series of videos by United States softcore pornography production company Mantra Entertainment. The videos are sold via mail order and are freque...展开ntly advertised on late-night television, with a brief "warning" message before the commercial begins.
Primarily marketed to young adult men, Girls Gone Wild videos depict young women exposing their breasts, genitalia, and/or buttocks, removing their clothing, performing limited sexual acts, and so forth. Sometimes the crew will follow a group of girls back to a hotel or other location and tape them engaging in limited sexual acts with each other. The videos have themes such as Live from Spring Break or Sexy Sorority Sweethearts and involve a camera crew patrolling an area in search of attractive women who agree to flash, usually in exchange for a T-shirt.
Some are critical of the series, alleging objectification of women and resultant sexism. Others, including women, do not agree with this analysis, alleging personal freedom and choice.
Legally, exposing oneself in a public area constitutes no expectation of privacy; moreover, GGW staffmembers claim they get every flasher to sign a liability waiver.1 The legal effect of these factors has resulted in a waiver of some women and girls' rights to bring a civil action against GGW. In 2004 in Panama City, Florida, a judge ruled that video footage of females under the age of 18 exposing their breasts without physical or sexual contact is not child pornography.