In the days before legalised porn, the restrictive laws in Britain proved to be a huckster’s paradise, with scams, cons and rip-offs the order of the day.
The Hypocritical Demonisation Of Adult Entertainment
It’s time to start pointing out that the moralising extremists who see all sexual expression and any nudity as evil are extremists who do not speak for the majority of society.
The Enduring Mystery Of King Arthur’s Lady Returns
An outrageous scam, a project that collapsed under its own ambition or a lost film? You decide.
The Variety Films Catalogue
A Eurotrash sales brochure featuring spectacular artwork for less-than-spectacular films.
Hellcat Mud Wrestlers And Foxy Boxers: The Knock-Out Blow For The British Sex Film
The long and winding road of British smut cinema came to a bitter end in 1983 as the genre bowed out on a new creative low.
Come Fly With Me! The Lost World Of Glamorous Air Stewardesses
Gratuitously sexy advertising and ultra-cool fashions from the days of the jet set.
The Eccentric World Of The Workout Video
The good, the bad and the bizarre of VHS exercise tapes.
The Columbia Pictures Video Catalogue Of 1983
Continuing our occasional series charting the history of vintage VHS (and Betamax) promotional brochures.
Censorship’s Lack Of Appeal
The British video censorship appeals process has always been set up to be as difficult and costly as possible – and new ‘simplifications’ do little to change that.
Dracula’s 8mm Blood Lust
An unexpectedly impressive gothic horror from the makers of Britain’s most daringly explicit softcore 8mm movies.
A Retro Halloween Glamour Pastiche And The Lost World Of Online Smut
The mysteries and frustrations of the here today, gone tomorrow world of online erotica.
Undressing Emmanuelle – The Confessions Of Sylvia Kristel
The autobiography of the scandalous Emmanuelle star examined.