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The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Moviesby Seth Grahame-smith
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An XXX Rated Celebration of Adult Movies
According to film historians, the first motion picture was screened in December 1895. And the first dirty motion picture was screened just a few months later.
Adult movies are nearly as old as cinema itself. The Big Book of Porn celebrates this controversial art form in all its timeless glory—from the stag films of the 1920s and the Super 8 reels of the ’50s to the VHS boom of the ’80s and the interactive DVDs of Tomorrow.
• Know Your Classics: The twenty-five most important adult films of all time, including Debbie Does Dallas, Deep Throat, and an X-rated musical version of Alice in Wonderland.
• Great Moments in Porn History: From the first on-screen kiss to the invention of the silicone breast implant, these are major events that defined modern-day adult films.
• The Pantheon of Porn: These mini-bios of mega-stars like Seka, Linda Lovelace, and Marilyn Chambers are filled with surprising trivia.
• It’s A Porn World, After All: We travel around the world—from Australia and Canada to Germany and Japan—to watch the best of international porn.
• Make Your Own Porno: All you need is a video camera, a willing partner, and these simple pointers (“Tell a story,” “Start with a bang,” “Parody a real film title whenever possible”).
And that’s just the beginning. You’ll also find a glossary of unfamiliar terms, a catalog of favorite porn genres, tons of classic stills and posters, interviews with porn pioneers, the 300 goofiest porn titles of all time (Edward Penishands, Juranal Park, Oklahomo!), and much, much more.
"More loving than smutty, this riff on the glory of dirty movies has more double entendres than an X-rated film, but charms with its sincerity. Firsttime author Grahame-Smith first gives a chronology of the porn industry, mentioning nude photography of the early 1900s before going into the Hays Code film regulations of 1930, and then into porn's heyday in the 1970s. Once the history lesson is complete, the author veers into extensive lists of his favorite 'classic' films, which he categorizes as featuring actors and actresses without tattoos, but with plenty of body hair. He rhapsodizes about the luscious quality of porn stars from the Debbie Does Dallas era, but gives the current crop of vixens their due, especially those clever enough to parlay their profession into mini-empires of sex toys and Web sites. Also covered in this compact but edifying volume are common terms, fetish videos, international porn and even an ode to the old, smut-drenched Times Square. Lively and entertaining, with a sprinkling of raunchy photos, Grahame-Smith's valentine to his favorite art form is a must for any bookshelf that also holds Flesh Gordon and Lust of the Mohicans." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Porn is more mainstream than ever--witness recent bestsellers by Jenna Jameson, Traci Lords, The Vivid Girls, and Pamela Anderson. Continuing this fine tradition is The Big Book of Porn--a friendly, funny celebration of adult movies. Chapters include: - Know Your Classics: The 25 most important adult films. - Great Moments in Porn History: From the first stag movie to the invention of the VCR. - The Pantheon of Porn: These mini-bios of mega-stars like Seka and Ron Jeremy are filled with surprising trivia. - It's a Porn World, After All: Adult movies from Canada, Japan, even Afghanistan. - Make Your Own Porno: All you need is a video camera, a willing partner, and these simple pointers ("Tell a story," "Start with a bang," "Parody a real film title").
About the Author
Seth Grahame-Smith lives with his incredibly tolerant wife in Los Angeles.
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