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Porn Standards Conclabe Supports Milves, Abolishes Strokable

Notes from the 12th Porn Standards Conclabe CHATSWORTH, Calif.— Calling to order the 12th Annual Porn Standards Conclabe at the Lamplighter Restaurant here, Porn Valley Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Loup Perch-Tounge welcomed industry dramaturgs, archivists, scribes, and tastemakers from as far away as Tampa to both Portlands as well as sizable retinues from San Francisco,…

Your weekend cavalcade of pubes

The late director Jim Holliday narrated a 1988 compilation called “Only the Best of Breasts” that should make anyone fall in love with Desiree Cousteau all over again. “She had gravity-defying tits,” Holliday said. But, like all porn (and science fiction), this movie says more about the time it was made than anything it’s supposed…

Spector of porn haunts “I’m Good At Freaky”

At no point in the movie “I’m Good At Freaky,” which premieres Thursday night at the Los Feliz 3, is the title character identified as iconic record producer/convicted murderer Phil Spector. But what about that hair? I talked with “Freaky” director/coproducer Roy Karch, who finished filming the movie in April, just as Spector’s jury pondered…

American Swing: The heyday of Plato’s Retreat

Larry Levenson, a brisket wholesaler, started the swing club Plato’s Retreat in 1977. Charging between $25 and $36 for admission (which included a dubious buffet), Levenson later that year moved Plato’s to a former gay bathhouse in the basement of Manhattan’s Ansonia Hotel. From then until 1981, Plato’s was like the Studio 54 for the…

Aunt Peg

Studio: VCX/Cal Vista/NuTechDirector: Wes BrownCast: Juliet Anderson, Serena, Seka, Jamie Gillis, John Holmes, Shirley Woods, Michael Ranger, Dotty Hart, Michael Morrison Portions of this review also appeared on Fleshbot One of the classics of porn’s Golden Age, the recently re-released “Aunt Peg” (1979) is the story of Peg Norton (Juliet Anderson), a predatory, high class…

John Holmes book also measured in inches

John Holmes single-schlongedly embodied the American narrative of success, downfall, and redemption in its porn context, which means something different from any other context. And his story as told in a new book by Jennifer Sugar and Jill Nelson, John Holmes, a Life Measured in Inches, unfolds that story as comprehensibly as possible. I say…

Hair apparent: The Violation of Claudia

It was a different time when porn movies were shown in theatres, and they created an uneasy community of people with a common secret, and a similar residue on their shoes. But after a generation of porn for personal devices, porn movies are creeping back into theatres. I watched Bill Lustig’s 1977 film The Violation…

Mini-review: Sex Slaves of Satan

Studio: VCXDirector: SatanCast: Desiree Cousteau, Dorothy Lemay, Serena, John Holmes, Joey Silvera, John Leslie, Jean Jennings, Tami Lee Curtis, Mary Ann Evans, Heather Ellis, Jamie Gillis Like everyone working in the adult industry (and their mothers), I’m really into Satan. You have a Satan t-shirt, trading cards, bobblehead doll, some Satan rims, branded cereal, whatever,…