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Not Just for Porn: Video Face-Swap App Being Used to Put Nicolas Cage in Actual Good Movies

This might be the most fun I’ve ever had following up a story, because it involves the normie press being horrified at things that the too-online crowd finds to be hilarious. A while ago I reported on a guy on Reddit going by ‘deepfakes’ who had taught an AI to replace the faces of actresses in porn movies with the faces of celebrities. You would think he made a machine that kills babies and puppies and turns them into nuclear bombs from the reaction on the internet. Seriously, here’s a quote from Wired on the face-replacement technology: “To many vulnerable people on the internet, especially women, this looks a whole lot like the end times.” The end times. Because we can replace a face in a video with a different face.

As I mentioned before, no one was shitting their pants when Disney did this to put Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing in Star Wars, it’s just the plebes having access to the same technology that has lead to comparisons of video editing software to the literal end of the world.

The current freak-out is because deepfakes set up a deepfakes subreddit and released a version of his software, FakeApp, to the world, and it’s pretty easy to use. And because this is America, the greatest country in the world according to American politicians and babyface professional wrestlers, putting someone’s face on a porn star’s body is protected speech, despite the fact that some people really want it not to be.

So what is the internet doing with this technology that has everyone up in arms? Putting Nicolas Cage in fucking everything.

Seriously. Remember how Nic Cage was cast as Superman in a film that spent so long in development hell that he was eventually replaced by Brandon Routh? Well, here’s a look at Nic Cage in Man of Steel.

Nice, right? How about Nic Cage as a Nic Cage impersonator talking to Nic Cage?

Raiders of the Lost Nic Cage?

So yeah, basically, this is a net-gain to society just based on that. Next step is putting Nic Cage’s face over pornogrpahic actresses faces, I think.

And if you’re outraged about this, maybe you write for Wired or Vice or Gizmodo, and you’re about to say “How would you feel if someone put your face in a porno movie.” My answer is “put me opposite Bailey Jay and you’re just saving me the mental energy I’d normally spend imagining it.” I don’t even really mind if you put my face on Ron Jeremy’s body, that fat bastard’s dick drags on the floor when he walks.

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