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The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies 2005

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"More Affectionate Than Provocative: A Nostalgic Ode to the World of Adult Cinema"

In this engaging literary foray, first-time author Grahame-Smith takes us on an insightful journey through the often misunderstood and stigmatized realm of adult movies. While the subject matter may seem racy, the author's approach is more heartfelt than sensational.

The narrative begins with a detailed historical account of the adult entertainment industry, tracing its roots back to the early 1900s with the advent of nude photography and subsequently navigating through the imposing Hays Code film regulations of 1930. Grahame-Smith guides us through the heyday of the industry in the 1970s, offering a captivating historical backdrop.

Having laid the historical foundation, the author takes an intriguing detour into the realm of "classic" adult films, fondly categorizing them by the absence of tattoos and the presence of natural body hair among the actors and actresses. He ardently praises the luscious allure of stars from the era of "Debbie Does Dallas" while also acknowledging the contemporary vixens who've cleverly parlayed their careers into sex toy empires and thriving websites.

Within this compact yet informative volume, readers will find insights into common industry terminology, fetish videos, international adult cinema, and even a sentimental tribute to the bygone, smut-laden Times Square. Accompanied by a sprinkle of evocative imagery, Grahame-Smith's homage to his cherished art form offers an engaging and lively exploration.

This unique tribute, with its blend of nostalgia and knowledge, is a valuable addition to any bookshelf that harbors titles like "Flesh Gordon" and "Lust of the Mohicans." A refreshingly sincere take on a subject often reduced to mere double entendres.

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