We’ve come far enough since the advent of social media to define it as a separate epoch of internet history. Such a delineation means we can trace the development of our online culture back to those era-defining moments: what did we learn from MySpace? How did things go viral before Twitter? And what was the lasting damage of 2 Girls 1 Cup?

OH CRAP: Some Madman Took A Deep Dive Into The Story Of ‘2 Girls 1 Cup’

Writer Miles Klee wanted to know the answer to all three of those questions, especially the shittiest one, so he went ahead and produced an in-depth piece on that milestone piece of scat porn #content for its tenth anniversary. 

In a piece for MEL Magazine, Klee writes that he attempted to track down the main players in that regrettably memorable video. Unfortunately, he didn’t have too much luck. Director Marco Fiorito – yes, someone directed actors “Latifa” and “Karla to puke poop into each others’ mouths – didn’t respond to his messages. 

But Klee did learn some interesting facts about those soft-serve aficionados, including the fact that Fiorito is still producing fetish content over in Brazil. The production company which originally created the horrifically-titled Hungry Bitches, the full-length film 2 Girls 1 Cup was sourced from, has been renamed and is still kicking.

Even more notably, Klee discovered “you’ll even find recent videos starring Karla and Latifa, who are billed as the site’s “best actresses.” In short: Yes, the two of them continue to eat shit.” 

Klee also interrogated the veracity of the shit itself. Through interviews with another fetish filmmaker, it was posited that yes, it was real faecal matter being exchanged between the actors. Ira Isaacs, another smut-king interviewed for the piece, said “most of the people I know who do this, it’s all real.

“You don’t need to make it fake. There are people who are willing to do it.”

While the piece doesn’t land first-hand accounts of the video’s lasting cultural (or even professional) impact, Klee does lay out a surprisingly solid thesis about how the shocking video crystallised the nascent concept of virality, and how it was truly the first piece of online detritus to elicit a spate of reaction videos, which have now become a genre of their own.

Catch the whole thing HERE. And trick your friends into doing so, too.

Source: MEL Magazine.
Photo: The Washington Post / Getty.