- Full Description
This is the new, expanded, complete edition of Nourmand and Marsh’s cult bestseller, with text by renowned writer Peter Doggett. The 1960s and ’70s were the Golden Age of the X-rated movie. For the first time, these films were shown in mainstream cinemas to a fashionable young crowd. The “porno chic” movement around films like Deep Throat (1972), The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976) and Debbie Does Dallas (1978) gave skin flicks an air of credibility that had never existed before.
Every page features a full-page-sized poster, complete with detailed annotations about the most important films.
Of all film genres, the X-rated movie is possibly the one that lends itself best to the use of posters as a promotional medium. Screaming taglines, provocative titles and scantily clad bodies are all elements that can be used to great advantage in poster form. Even though many of the adult movies of the ‘60s and ‘70s have faded into cinematic history, their posters remain an inspiration for graphic designers.
Today they are wonderful period pieces that evoke the temptations and taboos of a bygone age of stockings and eye-popping, gravity-defying brassieres. To quote Steve Frankfurt’s iconic ad campaign for the soft core masterpiece Emmanuelle, “X was never like this.”
Johnny Carson and Bob Hope talked about Deep Throat on TV, and respected artists became involved in promotional campaigns for adult films. It was a turning point for adult films, for better or for worse!
- Additional Information
Item Code XRATH Publisher Reel Art Press Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9780956648792 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 368pg Color Partial Color