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18 Rated Porn and BBFC hypocrisy
21st Century fashion predictions from yesteryear
72 hours in André Balazs’ Chateau Marmont with Kenneth Anger
9 Variations on a Dance Theme
99% is Shit – Fred Vermorel and the Cash Pussies
A is for Atom
The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes

Aerobics and zombies: the weird world of Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout
African Gaze – the weird world of Ghana’s exploitation movie posters
AfterMASH and W*A*L*T*E*R – the unwanted and unloved M*A*S*H spin-offs
Agent Provocateur and the march of the prudes
Agent Provocateur’s erotic Euro horror film
All Eyes on Sharon Tate
All hanging separately: why the moralisers win
American Gulag – the violent death of Budd Dwyer
The Angriest Dog in the World
The apocalyptic Christian comic strips of Jack T. Chick
Attack of the Space Vampires – the Story of Lifeforce
Auto-Tron: looking back at computer-generated superhero Automan
Bad Research and Block Heads – Government censorship and compliant pressure groups
The Bad Trip World Of Afri-Cola And Charles Wilp
Banacek – the TV series that George Peppard killed to spite his wife
Barbie Death Camp: Bad Taste as Art
The Batman novels from 1966
Be Thankful For What You’ve Got – Massive Attack and the Raymond Revuebar
Beastly behaviour: Barbara Carrera, Playboy and the Island of Dr Moreau
Beauty and Brutality: staring into Eyes Without A Face
The Beginners Guide to Belgian Beers
Biba and the Angry Brigade
Big Bond Themes and Secret Agent cover versions

Big D’s Sporting Nuts
Bjarne Melgaard Interview
Blonde on Blonde’s Whole Lotta Love
Bombshell – the ‘banned’ 1981 board game
Boris Karloff tortures the Ronson Comet lighter

Brian May’s Batshit Crazy Resurrection Video
Britain’s Sexiest TV Commercial – The Limara Cartoon
Brooke Candy’s art porn film I Love You is an extraordinary pansexual spectacle 
Bruce Lee and the JKD Band’s Dragon Power
Bush-Whacked: Dita Von Teese, Shakespear’s Sister and Agent Provocateur Lose Control

Calvin Klein’s Gonzo Porn inspired fashion ads
Cancel Culture and the Follies of Youth
Cannon Fodder: the legendary Ninja Trilogy

Can’t Stop the Music – the Photo Novel
Cease to Exist: Charles Manson’s Pop Culture influence
Centerfold: sexy Dutch Europoppets from the 1980
Chaos and Conspiracy: the secret history of the Manson Murders
Cheap thrills – the amazing world of the Top of the Pops cover version LPs

‘Check Your Privilege’ is the worst thing in the universe
Cheerleaders, showgirls and Dustin Diamond: Remembering Saved by the Bell
The Chilling Effect

Christeene’s Butt Muscle – an anal anthem of liberation
Christine Keeler and the mysterious Miss X

Christopher Lee reads The Pit and the Pendulum
Christopher Lee talks about the occult
Cinema Delirium: The Visitor and the art of the Italian copycat movie
Cliff Twemlow’s The Pike
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right…
Conchy on the Half Shell

Condemned and Morally Offensive: the forbidden fruit of the Catholic Legion of Decency
The Confession of Peter Sutcliffe

Confessions at Midnight – strip club prog rock
Confidential File: Horror Comic Books

The connection between Kate Bush and sexy sword and sorcery novels
Cosey Fanni Tutti interview
Cosmic Gal’s Space Fever
Count Dante – The Deadliest Man Alive
Crashed – J.G. Ballard and the motorcar

The Crunch is Now!
Cryptic and Objectionable: The Seashell and the Clergyman
Curious British cinema double bills
Cyborg, Muton and Android
The Daily Mail Mystery Record of 1932

The Daily Star’s obsession with Giant Mutant Rats
Dare to Believe – Britain’s forgotten surrealist comedy show

David Aaron Clark remembered
David Bowie and Marianne Faithfull’s gloriously decadent version of I Got You Babe

David Hess and Gunnar Hansen in Krug Conquers England
David Lynch’s Louboutin shoe fetish

The Dawn of the Dead board game
Dayglo 1967 Pop Art Movie Anna With Anna Karina, Serge Gainsbourg And Marianne Faithfull
Dazzler, the Disco Superhero

Devil Worship – The Rise of Satanism
Dick Smith’s Flex Flesh horror make-up kit

The Disco Discharge story
Do It The Safety Way with Max Bygraves

Doctor Who goes X-rated
Dog perfume is this year’s must-have gift for morons

Doing Rude Things: five slices of British cinematic smut
Dolly wow! Sindy meets the Dolly-Beats
The Donor Party – Bizarre Computer Animation Art From 1994

Don’t Let Him Die – A 1970s Public Information Film
Download the Oz magazine archives
Dr Frankenstein’s Disco Party

Dracula – New English Library’s psychedelic fantasy comic book
A Dream Within A Dream – the Poe-inspired video game ‘The Dark Eye’

Dynamic Tension – the Charles Atlas story
Educating Julie – A 1960s nudist film made in 1984
Entering the Night Gallery – Rod Serling’s almost forgotten anthology series

The Esquire glamour girl calendar of 1948
Exposing the Satanic Web – more 1980s Satanic Panic hysteria
Evil Literature: the banned books and magazines of Ireland

The failed Wonder Woman TV pilots
Fake news, mainstream misinformation and sloppy journalism – and why government control of social media won’t improve things
Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it
The Fanny Hill record collection
Fear and Loathing in Gonzo Vision: Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman travel across America

Fear is the Master – a delirious Christian exposé of Rajneesh
The films of Walt Davis
Films Without Shame: the story of nudist cinema
The Final Cut – the modern mythology of the snuff movie
Five reasons why list articles are The Worst
Flash Fearless Versus The Zorg Women: a forgotten 1970s comic book rock opera
Folklore: The Devil’s Footprints
The Forgotten World of the British softcore video

Frankie Goes to Hollywood, a stripper and Lemmy on German TV
Frankly Fiona – Fiona Richmond and Anthony Newley’s erotic LP

Franz Reichelt’s Eiffel Tower Death Jump
Freakout, USA
A free slap in the face
Free the Nipple – the American war on boobs
From Crime to Christ: Strangeways Prison’s religious conversion video
From first to last – old farts
Future Shock – Alvin Toffler’s study of information overload
Gale Garnett’s burlesque tribute ‘Small Potatoes’

The Games Children Play: a delusional Christian Satanic Panic documentary
George and Lynne – The Sun’s suburban swingers

Gear Guide 1967
Get on Board… Here Come the Double Deckers
Get Your Rocks Off with Dana Gillespie – Bowie, Blues and the MainMan Years
Giorgio Moroder’s From Here to Eternity – ultra Seventies Euro electric disco extravaganza

Give Daddy the Knife Cindy – the strange tale of Naz Nomad and the Nightmares
Glitterballs, Supersonic Saucers and Haunters of the Deep – the Children’s Film Foundation tales of science fiction and horror

Go Video: the label that launched the Video Nasty panic
Gods of the New Age – a deranged fundamentalist warning about the dangers of Hinduism

Godzilla novelties
Gorgon Video Magazine – the 1980s horror mag on VHS
The Goths of Ancient Yorkshire: a 1984 document

Great Balls O’Comfort – Caroline Munro Advertises Noxzema Shaving Cream
The great lost Linda Lovelace biopic

The Groupies – a documentary LP from 1969
Gums – Monster Fun’s toothless shark
The Halcyon days of Hawkwind
Halloween is not a time for good taste, so let’s stop being offended by everything
Halloween radio spots
Halloween Safety films
Hammer’s Vampirella – the pioneering comic book movie that never was
Happy Birthday, Betty Boop
A Hard Day’s Night and the birth of the Sixties

The Heavy Metal magazine archive
Hellbilly Zombie Invasion
Here Come The Munsters – remembering TV’s monstrous sitcom family

The Hipgnosis photo shoots for Club International
The History of the Mondo Movie, Part One – from Mondo Cane to Africa Addio
Holy Flypaper! The 1966 Batman Soundtrack LP

Holy Ghost People
Hot Wacks – the Bootleg Bible

Hotter Than Hell: the X-rated KISS Photo shoots
How to Undress in Front of Your Husband
Hugh Hefner interviews Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski
The Human Centipede interviews

The Human Fly – the real life superhero stuntman
Der Hund Von Baskerville – Cindy & Bert’s Bizarre, Sherlock Holmes Flavoured Black Sabbath Cover

“I am The Maniac!” – Night of Terror’s bizarre ending
I Wish It Could Be A Wombling Merry Christmas Every Day – the most hellish Christmas mash-up imaginable
I’m Married to Striptease Susi
I’m Not Your Mate, Sir
In Defence Of… Blood Sucking Freaks
In Defence Of… The Professionals
In Defence Of… Showgirls
Incredibly Strange Things – the weirdest horror film of the 1980s

The inequitable case of PC vs CP: political correctness vs cinephile perversion
The Intersectional Left and a beating
Intimate Interviews with Bela Lugosi
An Introduction to The Residents
Is that all there is? Spike Jonze’s ‘outrageous’ Kenzo commercial fails to impress
It’s Alive! The eccentric art of Brian Parker

James Last plays Silver Machine, Children of the Revolution and School’s Out
Jeff Hardy’s bad trip to Victory Road

Jelly Tits for Party People
Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin
Jungle Holocausts – the murky history of cannibal cinema
Kaleidoscope Frenzy – Hitchcock’s unfilled sex and violence movie

Keeping Up With The Control Freaks – Khloe Kardashian, Slimming Ads And Moral Panics
Ken Follett’s Amok – King of Legend
Kicking Kipling
King Klunk – the cartoon deemed horrific by the British censors
Kings of the Night Time World – the story of The Hollywood Stars
Kinky nights at legendary fetish club Der Putsch

A Kiss from Satan: ‘Devilish’ Mills and Boon romance novels
A Kitten for Hitler

Kitten Natividad’s Pussy Galore Nite
Klimbim – Germany’s Sexy Seventies Sketch Show

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Fashion Monster
Last Year at Marienbad: reinventing cinema
Learning from history – witch hunts, blacklists and guilt by accusation
Let’s stop underestimating the value of porn
Letters to Amelia – a strange selection of private sexual correspondence
Letters to the Editor – The curious correspondence pages of Sheer Filth and Divinity
The Lifesize Monster Ghost of comic book mail order legend
Linda Lovelace meets the rock stars
Liverpool Library Press – the world’s most outrageous erotic fiction publishers
Look at Your Game, Girl: the musical legacy of Charles Manson

Lord Buckethead – The Whole Story
Lord Buckley meets Groucho Marx
The Lottery – Encyclopædia Britannia’s film of Shirley Jackson’s short story
Luan Peters has a Love Countdown

The ludicrous Christian hysteria of The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults
Luke Haines interview
Lydia Lunch and Richard Kern interviewed in 1995
Lynda Carter’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy

MacPlaymate, Virtual Valerie and the birth of X-Rated computer games
The Mad Magazine TV Special from 1974
Mamie Van Doren and June Wilkinson join the topless craze
Manimal magnetism – remembering the most ludicrous TV show of the 1980s
Marc Jacobs and the curse of Cultural Appropriation
Marvel Comics meets Alice Cooper
Mary Millington on the set of Alien
Mary Whitehouse and the Sex Life of Jesus
Mary Whitehouse vs Michael Winner on British Daytime TV

Meet the Country Sisters
Meri Wilson’s Telephone Man
Midnight Smack – William Levy and Queen of Pain Monique Van Cleef
Mike Kuchar in conversation
The mind Buggles – how Hans Zimmer killed film scores
Miss Nylon Stockings 1954

Mondo Cane’s Footage Of The Vattienti Of Nocera Terinese
Monmon Cats – the tattooed felines of Kazuaki Horimoto

Monsieur Le Stud aftershave
The Moon Zero Two calendar
Moral panics, media manipulation and kneejerk legislation – how bad laws happen
Mums Make Porn – and also make a dubious sort of porn history
Murder: No Apparent Motive – Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy tell all

Musikladen’s sexy Gogo Girls
Naked Yoga – the curious 1973 documentary short
Nastassja Kinski, Helmut Newton and a Marlene Dietrich doll
The New Original Sin
Nice and Sleazy Does it – The Stranglers and the Strippers

Nico’s Evening of Light – a gothic horror music promo with Iggy Pop
No Hot Wives in Nottingham
Noita! Finland’s sexually charged witchcraft films of the 1950s
Norwegian TV’s insane, star-studded version of Let It Be
Not So Sweet Charity
Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink
Odd Sausages: The Electric Banana Story

OFCOM’s revisionist history
Ondine And The Water Nymphs: When Bath Foam, The Pre-Raphaelites And Easy Listening Collided
Onuka – Ukranian Electro Pop Insanity
O.T.T. – The Outrageous Late Night TV Tiswas Spin Off

The Outrageous TV Commercials For Manikin Cigars
A Parade of Sixties Glamour
Partied Out
The People vs Nympho Nurse Nancy
Perversion for Profit – Charles Keating’s war on Obscenity, Homosexuality and Communism

Picking Up Girls Made Easy – an LP of creepy seduction techniques
Pink Salvation – Four Japanese Sex Films

Playlist: DisCovered
Playlist: The First Transmission And Second Coming

Playlist: Hard Covers
Playlist: The Reprobate’s Festive Feast
Playlist: Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hit
Porn Wars – sex, lies and the battle to control Britain’s internet

Porque Te Vas – The Finest Moment Of 1970s Europop
Preserve American Secularism

The private clubs of 1965 London
Private Story – sordid sex fiction for bored Seventies housewives
Pulling One’s Leg
Los Punk Rockers – the world’s weirdest Sex Pistols cover band

Raquel! The Extraordinary, Ultra-Kitsch Raquel Welch TV Special
Read the first issue of Dominate, a kinky magazine from the early Sixties

Reginald Bosanquet – Dance With Me And Private Spy
Remembering Les Reed, songwriter extraordinaire
The Reprobate Christmas movie guide
The Reprobate Christmas music guide

The Rise and Rise of Kawaii Metal
Robert Plant’s 1966 Blue Eyed Soul single
Rock – It’s Your Decision

Rock Relections of a Superhero – the Amazing Spider-Man concept album
Romain Slocombe’s Broken Dolls
Ruth, Roses and Revolver – David Lynch’s 1987 guide to surrealist cinema

Sabrina, the Smurfs and Eurotrash
Salvador Dali’s Playboy photo shoot
El Santo – Mexico’s masked wrestling superhero

SAS – France’s James Bond
The Satanic versus: ‘Hail Satan?’ and the battle to be the authentic voice of modern Satanism
Scales of Outrage: what Nathan Pyle’s excommunication tells us about modern ire
The Scapegoating of Entertainment

Scared of the Real World – the British fear of Kinky Sex
SDRSH! In praise of Guido Crepax
Sebastian and Mishima

Sensations: listen to the groovy 1970s Euro Porn soundtrack
La Sequence Des Barres Parallèles
Sex Robots and the making of a Moral Panic
The sexy Miranda camera ads of the 1950s
Shadows of the Season: looking back at Screaming Trees’ Sweet Oblivion with Gary Lee Conner

Shannon Matthews – The Musical
Shocking and Sensational
Shove your award ceremonies
Smokers Wild, the (cough) ‘hilarious’ Anti-Smoking game
So Fucking What – the Anti Nowhere League’s obscene song
Sonic slaves and hard core murder – sexy super spy pulp fiction series The Baroness
Soundbites from the Counter Culture – the voices of free expression

The spectacular sounds of Exotic Adrian Street
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can – the original cartoon series remembered

A spooky selection of vintage Halloween cartoons
Star Trek goes X-rated
Star Wars Francais – Dorothée And Les Petits Ewoks

State of the Onions Address – 2016 and all that
Steve Ditko – comicdom’s greatest iconoclast
Stockport’s Where It’s At – According to Frankie Vaughan

Stone’s Biker Funeral – The extraordinary highlight of an extraordinary film
The Strange, Forgotten World of Al Adamson
Stretch Armstrong and Stretch Monster: Clash of the Rubberised Titans
Super Super Europe – remembering striptease game shoe Tutti Frutti

Susana Estrada – Spain’s sexual revolutionary disco queen
Ted Bundy rises from the grave in pulp novel ‘The Stranger Returns’

Ted Cassidy sings The Lurch
Ten things we learned at Metal Matsuri
Teresa May is not our new Prime Minister
Thank You for Not Breeding: the Church of Euthanasia

Thing-Fish: Frank Zappa and Stephen Sayadian’s satirical photo fantasy for Larry Flynt’s Hustler
This is My happening and It Freaks Me Out: when 20th Century Fox strapped on groovy boy Russ Meyer
This year’s Halloween costume outrage for people will nothing else to worry about
Through the looking glass: lazy journalism in local newspapers

Tiny Tim On Al Goldstein’s Midnight Blue
Tortura Brings You The Sounds Of Pain And Pleasure
Trapped in the Web of Love with Joi Lansing
A Trip to America: 8mm home movies from 1976
The Unbearable Banality of the Nerd
The Undergrowth of Literature: remembering revolutionary author Gillian Freeman

The unique sounds of Big Dik Blak
The Urn – a Halloween treat

Valentine Pop 70 – the sounds of the coming decade
Ventriloquist Dummies from Hell
The Victim and Aurora’s notorious Monster Scenes model kits
Victorian post-mortem photography
Vincent Price sells you things

Vincent Price tells you how to sell your soul to Satan
We Are One – the strange story of the Caligula disco soundtrack
“We can rebuild him…” – The Six Million Dollar man and The Bionic Woman remembered
We have every right to be rude to politicians
“We’ve warned you about this man”: Jess Franco and the BBFC
The weird world of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin disco cover versions
The wedding of Tiny Tim
Wheels of Tragedy – the Bloody Road safety Films of the Ohio State Highway Patrol
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club – TV’s working class variety night
When Apes Stood Supreme – the Planet of the Apes British stage show
When Christopher Lee met David Bowie
When David Bailey met Andy Warhol – the banned TV documentary

When did we give up our backbone?
When KISS met J-Pop
When Mills & Boon went horror
Where You Been? Dinosaur Jr’s major label exploits re-examined

White Dolemite’s Sendo Senshi
Who is Basha?
“Why did you kill me Mommy?” – Lil’ Markie’s ghastly ‘Diary of an Unborn Child’

Why Do The Beer Censors Think That Pregnant Women Are Idiots?
Why, Hervé Villechaize, why?

Why’d Ya Do It? – Heathcote Williams and Marianne Faithfull’s obscene, brilliant anti-love song
Witchfinder General Was His Name: the Matthew Hopkins musical tributes
Wizard Video’s ill-fated cult movie games
The X-Rated World of Radley Metzger
Yasujiro Ozo’s 1930s Japanese Crime Films
The Yorkshire Las Vegas – Jayne Mansfield and the Batley Variety Club
“You’ll enjoy Mr Barlow… and he’ll enjoy you” – looking back at Salem’s Lot
Your body belongs to the state
Your sex questions answered by George Ryley Scott
“You’ve got to be with it” – platform shoes in the 1970s