A juror serving in the Tampa obscenity trial of a Hollywood producer has asked the judge if shorter portions of pornographic movies could be shown in court as evidence.

The male juror requested in a note yesterday to U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew not to show the movies in their entirety.

Bucklew decided to let the prosecution and defense play as much or as little of the five pornographic films in the case as they deemed necessary.

Producer, director and porn star Paul F. Little and his company, MaxWorld Entertainment Inc., are charged with five counts of using a computer server to sell obscene matter and five counts of delivering obscene matter through the U.S. mail. Little's Max Hardcore Web site was housed on servers in downtown Tampa for about three years.