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    Francis and Flynt Hustle Congress for Porn Bailout

    Joe Francis, Larry Flynt Mike Guastella/Getty Images; Steve Gr anitz/Getty Images

    The Big Three have some competition from the Smutty Two.

    Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis and publishing mogul Larry Flynt have penned a letter to Congress requesting a $5 billion bailout for...wait for it...the pornography industry.

    "The government is handing out money," Francis tells E! News. "They're moving toward a nationalized economy, and Larry and I felt we might as well be a part of it."

    The boob-fueled empire builder seems to be referring to the recent $700 billion bailout package, including about $17 billion for General Motors and Chrysler, authorized late last year by President George W. Bush to get the nation's economy back on its feet.

    "People are too depressed to be sexually active," Flynt added in a statement. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."

    GGW isn't in "dire need" of a bailout, Francis says, although he admits that his company has suffered over the past three years thanks to the proliferation of skin-related entertainment readily available online for free.

    "I'd like to know what Obama would say," Francis mused.  "I bet he's a Girls Gone Wild fan...If we're invited [to the White House], then we'll go."

    Personally, we think Francis already has all the stimulus he can handle.

    —Additional reporting by Whitney English

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