THE VATICAN—Curiosity sometimes unearths the damndest things. It certainly did for the inquiring folk at TorrentFreak, who yesterday reported on a little investigation they conducted on the Torrent downloading habits of a couple of IP addresses associated with the Vatican. Yes, that Vatican. What led to the online inquiry by TF into what they called a “pirating priest phenomenon” is a tale unto itself—something to do with a priest in Limerick, Ireland—but you can read about that here if you are so inclined.
Suffice to say, TorrentFreak discovered downloads of TV shows (very popular), Hollywood movies (less popular) and music (still less popular) by way of the peer-to-peer networks, and then stumbled across some other stuff. “Just when the whole exercise was beginning to fall a bit flat,” the site reported, “we spotted some downloads to get pulses racing. It seems that while Vatican dwellers aren’t all that interested in Hollywood movies, they do enjoy adult related celluloid.”
Oh, yes, you knew it was going there. Turns out someone—or some two or three—has what TF called “one or two unusual ‘niche’ interests,” including downloaded content featuring Lea Lexis and Krissy Lynn, as well as a scene featuring TS performer Tiffany Starr and Sheena Shaw that apparently appeared on the website, TsPussyHunters.com.
Starr in fact issued a statement that while appreciative of the interest, also used the opportunity to scold the anonymous Vaticanites for their free(down)loading ways. “Though I am happy that people within the Vatican love my scene with Sheena Shaw,” said Starr, “it makes me sad that they had to use a Torrent site to get it. So I am reaching out to anyone in the Vatican who would like to come forward as a fan. I will be happy to send them an autograph DVD and a membership to my website. Even a pornstar can do charity work.”
Everyone, by the way, has made the same joke about the commandment against stealing apparently not carrying much weight with some within the Holy See, but leave it to TorrentFreak to twist the joke to its own ideological bent: “While Thou Shalt Not Steal is one of the best known Ten Commandments, there is no directive ordering Thou Shalt Not Copy.”
Tiffany Starr won 2012 NightMoves Fan Choice award for Transsexual Performer of the Year, and continues to produce exclusive content for her website, tiffanystarrxxx.com. She also can be followed on Twitter.
Image: Vatican downloads and Tiffany Starr