Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world EXPO 2016, August 7-10, New Orleans

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Nudist Vacations!

Brea Bennett at Twistys

March 07, 2000 08:53pm
Rio Carnival Parades Wind Down
Source: Reuters
by: Shasta Darlington

(SAO PAULO, BRAZIL) -- Bleary-eyed revelers stumbled home on Tuesday morning as Rio de Janeiro wound up two days of dusk-to-dawn Carnival parades.

``Its time to rest and recover before Wednesday when we all quake in our boots waiting to find out who won,'' said Luciana Moraes as she stood on the subway platform early on Tuesday morning clutching a yellow feather headdress.

Exhausted dancers and thrilled spectators streamed out of Rio's Sambadrome stadium after the second night of parades that this year paid tribute to the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Portuguese explorers in Brazil.

Judges will crown on Wednesday the champion of Rio's top 14 Samba schools that competed for best song, floats and dancing down the Sambadrome runway lined by stacks of stands and VIP boxes built especially for the all-night displays.

Topless muses and towering floats with Indian themes continued to dominate the decadent scene, but depictions of slavery stole the show in the parades that came to a close just before sunrise on Tuesday.

``The schools that looked at slavery were really bold, they made the Carnival more than just a party,'' said Rai Gilberto, a Rio taxi driver.

Beija Flor samba school shocked but impressed fans with its black nude dancers and a skin-crawling scene of a white man raping a slave woman on an enormous float decorated to look like a slave ship.

Beija Flor was not alone in sparking controversy. Two other parades featured scenes of repression and torture during the 21-year military dictatorship that came to an end in 1985.

And even before Carnival began, Rio's archbishop and samba schools clashed over the use of religious props. Police confiscated a 13-foot (4-meter) cross and a painting of the Virgin Mary. Unidos da Tijuca school finally won a court order allowing it to display the icons on floats dedicated to Brazil's first mass, but the debate is sure to continue after dozens of topless dancers pranced around the mock sermon during the parade.

The scenes were witnessed not only by Rio's record number of tourists but also by millions of Brazilians who crowded around television sets and lined up on streets near the Sambadrome to get a glimpse of the glamour.

``It's not everybody who can pay to get in,'' said Rosa Rodrigues who pushed a baby carriage up a dangerous highway overpass that looks down on the Sambadrome. ``But from here we can dance to the music and see the colors and the big

The cheapest Sambadrome seats sell out in a hurry and the more expensive, which cost hundreds of dollars, are reserved for the city's rich and famous and for the 300,000 tourists lured to Rio in part by a sharp currency devaluation.

The city sponsored alternative parades and parties in a bid to take Carnival back to the street, but turnout was poor.

``They just don't have the quality,'' said university professor Paulo Luis da Cunha who peered at the floats as they lined up before the parade. ``It's better to see just a little of the best schools than the entirety of those parades.''

Samba schools, which grew out of Rio's impoverished slums, used to parade through downtown streets, but since 1984 the best groups have competed in the Sambadrome stadium in lavish shows beamed live on television around the world.

Although the world-famous parades have come to an end, the party will continue for another day with revelers dancing to samba music in street parties.

Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world


See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

Samantha Hayes Interview

Dead But Dreaming ~ Reviewer Rated

MWA: 05/12/16

Dava Foxx Self-Booking

Gina Valentina's 1st IR

MWA: 04/28/16

Submission of Emma Marx: Exposed ~ Reviewer Rated

BBWcon 2016

New Webcam Opportunity

NaughtyAllie Facelift

Nina Elle MiniView

Kahlista Stonem Available

Sanders, Trump Joint News Conference

Naughty Massage

Redefining the Status Quo

Jenevieve Hexxx at Trixie's

Ocean News from Lexi Love

Hard Squeezes

APAC and Sex Worker Rights

New From Rodney Moore

RNSU Radio Thurs March 24

New Girls

What We Signed Up For

The Directors

What is Consent?

MWA: 03/16/16

MWA: 03/12/16

Bee, Evans at Sexpo

New Gay News Site

MWA: 02/28/16

Alana Evans on MTV

MWA: 02/17/16

Sexpo Cosplay

MWA: 02/13/16 AVN AEE 2016

Cruz Receives Porn Offer

MWA: 02/12/16

Poking Around AVN 2016

Deadly Famous

Planet Venus

The Hedge Against Exploitation

Performers File Unpaid Wage Claims

Stories From

Law & Politics

Sanders, Trump Joint News Conference

Cruz Receives Porn Offer

Performers File Unpaid Wage Claims

Candidate Sex Tape Scandal

Donald Trump Porn Parody

Sex with Donald Trump

Hof Runs for Senate

Adult's Achilles Heel

AHF's Hidden Agenda

Pistol, Ross Talk Condoms

Modern Comstockery

Hof on Phoenix Hooker Bust

Cal/OSHA vs Evil Angel

Pornstar Graduates Law School

AHF Against AB 999

CraigsErotica Letter to Senators

Amazon Crushes Small Business

Letter of Equality

ASACP Service Recognition Award

Suit Filed Challenging Measure B

ASACP Ready For Internext

Octomom Loses Civil Suit


Crakmedia ASACP Corporate Sponsor

Mo Reese Statement

CAM4 Newest ASACP Sponsor

Mo Reese FSC Nom

Amber Lynn Seeks FSC Board

Suit Against Measure B

Law Puts Con in Condom

No on B: Here's Why

NO on B Campaign

NO on B Bus Tour

GFY: Vote No on B

Margold on Erection Election

Alex Chance in Documentary

Yahshua: No On B

No On 35 Rally

Why No On B

Measure B Threatens Freedom

Measure B Protest Video

No On B Raffle

Alia Janine: No On B

AHF Vilifies Porn

No on B Event

Takedown Piracy Removes 10,000,000

Three Stooges Porn Controversy

Suing: Wasn't Sexy Enough

Lords of Acid Censored

Nate Glass on CNBC

Law & Politics Section Index

Copyright © 1998 - 2016 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).