X-Rated Adult Movie Posters of the ‘60s and
MAXIM JANUARY 2004
X-Rated Adult Movie Posters of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh
(£19.95, Exhibitions International)
WHAT’S IT ABOUT:
A lavish compilation of naughty film posters from an era when
smut-peddlers were trying to satisfy their traditional mac-wearing
demographic, while also hoping to make their movies seem worthy
of mainstream attention. The attempts to suggest real rudeness without
using the word ‘porn’ are also illuminating about the
attitudes of the time as they are plainly hilarious.
IS IT COFFEE-TABLE PORN?
You get the occasional glimpse of nipple, but the suspicion remains
that many of these movies would probably be tamer than Channel 5
on a Friday night. Far more fun is seeing just how much dirty double-entendring
our budding Fellinis of filth can muster.
The posters are full of them. The Love Robots is billed as the
‘first eroduction (that’s short for erotic production)’,
while Pleasure Cruise has the bizarre tagline ‘A Floating
Page 44 is a particular classic: Olga’s House of Shame promises
‘This Movie Shows What Freud Only Hinted At’. AR