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A Quick Link Round-Up For Vintage Smut Lovers

An interview with Steve “Pudgy” DeRose about his porn collection offers some key points regarding sex in the film industry:

I can refer to a number of European or Japanese theatrical movies which have performers who have appeared in explicit shoots. Seemingly, only North America has the *stigma*. The history of softcore porn was that the moviemakers *never really showed you* what you were hoping/expecting to view. So they ensnared you into returning to the theater for its next presentation in hope that *they would show it to you then*. In this context, it is understandable why hardcore just obliterated softcore when it hit. After weeks and months of being teased, when someone finally viewed the satisfying content he/she was hoping for, nobody was going to voluntarily buy a ticket for a teasing softcore movie anymore. Movies which had been lensed soft were re-edited to include hardcore imagery, generally via inserts, and typically looking totally out of context from the remainder of the movie. This is the origin of the cliché, “intrusive porno inserts”. But, they saved those movies’ producers, directors, and distributors from losing money on their investment.

Let’s hope his collection will end up, unloved, and with his former wife — like this guy’s collection did. Also at Eros: Naked In The Harem.

At Sex Kitten: Laura wrote about male nudity, featuring an ashtray I’d already written about. And Gracie reminds us of Fit To Kill.

At Kitsch Slapped, a vintage ad for “dating signs” and a snarky old postcard to Miss Innocence.

Image credits: Image from the Smut & Eggs vintage porn show that Steve De Rose provided films for that was once a regular event held at the apparently defunct (?) Twisted Spokes of Chicago.

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