X-RATED: ADULT MOVIE POSTERS OF THE 60S AND 70S,
TOTAL FILM JANUARY 2004
Edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh SNOECK, £19.99
The ‘60s and ’70s were the golden age of the porn movie,
as demonstrated by this rich volume of more than 150 saucy one-sheets.
Some may find it titillating (the editors have thoughtfully made
it light enough to be read one-handed), but it’s also an enlightening
survey of an era where ‘stage’ flicks hid behind the
ribald puns and half-hearted pokes at sociological relevance.
We’re mostly talking the seaside-postcard standard, but
every now and then there are treats (“How far does a girl
have to go to untangle her tingle?”) that make them it well
worth splashing out on. Ahem.