2006-09-10 23:48:29 UTC
makes me wonder if we're not all living in a sit-com. This is one of those
times. Unfortunately, real life has a tendency to not end each episode with
everyone happy as the credits roll and people have a bad habit of getting
hurt. So I'm looking for a little advice, because this situation, despite
its comedic potential, could go very wrong.
One of my friends accidentally stumbled on a piece of... uh... adult film,
available over a file-sharing network that appears to feature one of our
female friends. Having now seen parts of this myself, it's obvious that
this is either our friend or someone who looks exactly like her.
To make things worse, the film appears to have been made secretly by the
I have no doubt that if our friend knew of this film she'd be deeply hurt
by it. Given that there's no way of stopping its continued distribution,
I'm not sure what good telling her about it would do.
But I also wonder if she doesn't have a right to know that someone has
abused her trust like this. And given that the making of the film was
probably illegal she might want to take some kind of legal action against
Also, not telling her about is would be, to some extent, lying to her. And
I could also see her being hurt if she later finds out that I was aware of
this and didn't say anything.
Whoever's writing this sitcom has a lot to answer for.
Women of AFP: If it were you in this film, would you want to know?
Frankly, I'm a little fazed by this whole situation. If anyone has any
suggestions, please put them forward. (Wait... this is AFP. The hard part
would be stopping you.)