After the Cannes Film Festival postponed for the first time ever since it began in 1946, it was clear that COVID-19 had dealt a massive blow to the entertainment industry. Now it looks like YouPorn is here to save the day. 

As fellow savants of the independent film industry, YouPorn has contacted Cannes Film Festival, offering to help stream the event online, saying it could “guarantee an impactful debut for selected films” if the two team-up.

YouPorn Vice President Charlie Hughes emailed the President of Cannes Film Festival himself, Pierre Lescure, to extend the generous, albeit unexpected, helping hand. The email details how the people over at YouPorn consider the Cannes Film Festival to be legendary and vital to the entertainment industry. If the porn site were to stream the festival, it would feature in a “special section on our site,” the email reads. In return, Cannes will benefit from YouPorn’s unique viewership as one of the most viewed adult entertainment sites in the world. A fair trade if you ask me.

“At YouPorn, in the face of a pandemic, we take our role in people’s now more socially distanced lives seriously, in terms of keeping our community connected and entertained. We’d hate to see this renowned event called off for the first time in its 73-year history,” writes Hughes. “We have a robust infrastructure already in place for large scale content streaming and would be delighted to help keep this esteemed event on track with its initially planned programming and timing.” Read the full letter below.

Cannes Film Festival was originally planning to be held from May 12th to May 23rd. When announcing their decision to postpone the event, organisers for Cannes said they’re considering “several options” of when to reschedule it, with the hope of kicking things off sometime later this summer. Already, coronavirus is expected to cost the film industry roughly $20 billion.

You can read the full letter from YouPorn below.

Letter from YouPorn

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