The book is a "live" history of erotic cinema before the Internet— from the Golden Age of lavish 35mm hardcore, to the video-inspired “Porno Spring,” initiated by none other than punk, feminist, and lesbian video-makers.
I'm so curious to hear your reactions.
Here's the introduction: "Birth of a Blue Movie Critic."
And here's the "Table of Contents."
If you are:
Crazy for movies;Fascinated with the overlap of Hollywood, Indies, and Blue Cinema;An afficionado of porn director and porn star history; or,Seriously into the nature of sex work on film;
—You'll go cuckoo for the whole thing.
This first volume includes all my stories on blue movies and the porn biz, covering 1967-1989.
There's my original “X-Rated Advisor” columns from Penthouse Forum, my killed story about the history of Jim Crow in the Adult Industry, plus uncommonly candid interviews from the 1980s with legendary artists like Russ Meyer, John Leslie, Sharon Mitchell, Jeannie Pepper, Christopher Rage... and many more.
The bizarre beginnings of How-To Sex Videos,
the unexpected taboos of erotic foreign cinema,
the punk nationalist "Tampon Tango!" from Japan,
The Last of Traci Lords,
The Eve of John Holmes’ Departure,
the last word on “What Women Want,"
my blue-movie favorites, (both X and R-rated),
the never-spoken realities behind a porn shoot, the invention of the “Blatant Lesbian Image”
— plus dozens of fan questions answered with panache and detail!Finally, you might like to watch this video of me recounting the improbable story how I ended up with a notebook in my hand at the Pussycat Theater... This was the inspiration for the whole saga.When you finish reading The Erotic Screen, I'd love to hear your review— on your blog, on Amazon, Good-Reads, wherever you write your opinions. Please do send me the link so I can write you back. And you can always email me any feedback you may have...All my best, and Clits Up!
There is no paperback. The advantage of the e-book is that the chapters are linked to videos, illustrations, and bio material that are ideal for reading on your computer or your e-book reader, iPad, etc. Enjoy!
You don't need a special device to read a Kindle book; they look great on any normal computer or tablet, ipod, iphons, or cell-phone.... Here's all you need.
Cover design by Stewart Williams.