Larry Flynt’s daughter to speak at USD Nov. 12

Larry Flynt's daughter to speak at USD Nov. 12 Tonya Flynt-Vega, daughter of pornography publisher Larry Flynt, will speak out against pornography in a presentation at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, Nov. 12, beginning at 8 p.m. in Lacotah Hall.

Sponsored by the News and Views Committee at USD, Flynt-Vega will give a talk entitled "Larry Flynt Exposed: The Real Story Behind the Film The People vs. Larry Flynt.

The USD Program Council Film Committee will show the movie, The People vs. Larry Flynt on consecutive days following Flynt-Vega's appearance at USD. The movie will be at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14 in Charlie's West of the Coyote Student Center.

Larry Flynt founded the Hustler magazine, which according to a press statement by Flynt-Vega, has a reputation for "being the most twisted and hard-core of all pornography magazines."

According to a publicity release, Flynt-Vega will discuss what she calls "the devastation of growing up in the shadow of physical and emotional abuse, in a home riddled with illicit sex and drug abuse." Flynt-Vega wants to educate people about the evils of pornography and the violence that may result, according to the press release.

She will also respond to Oliver Stone's film The People vs. Larry Flynt, a film that documents the life of her father. Her new book, Hustled: My Journey from Fear to Faith, is described by her publicity releases as "a story of a lost childhood, of a daughter's desperate hope for a father's love and of ultimate triumph."

Flynt-Vega will also talk about her "nightmare childhood" and issues such as pornography and the First Amendment. In recent months, she has appeared on the talk show, Geraldo, and was featured at a press conference in New York, sponsored by the National Organization of Women. She will also appear in an issue of People magazine.

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