Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
This humorous and informative documentary traces the history of cinematic pornography back to the 1915 stag film "The Free Ride." Sexual attitudes of society have been carefully researched and explained as films from World War up to and including the year 1970 are examined. Stripper Candy Barr is shown in the classic "Smart Alec", and the mild peep shows of the 1940s and 1950s are examined. All events lead up to the late 1960s where censorship laws were successfully challenged in the courts. The last half hour is a shameless promotion of director Alex de Renzy's current blue movies and adds nothing to the historical perspective of the feature. Color process is not credited, but few porn films before the 1960s were filmed in color.
censorship, eroticism, film-clips, film-industry, pornography, retrospective, sexploitation