Doing Rude Things: The History of the British Sex Film, 1957-1981

By: McGillivray, David

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[a nice clean copy, with just a teensy bit of surface wear to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "In darkest Britain, the only form of sexual entertainment generally available has been of the soft core variety, but for nearly 25 years it just about drove the populace to distraction. While a minority of moralists cursed the sex film as the harbinger of a tidal wave of filth, the majority of the male population and a good percentage of curious females turned it into the most lucrative speculation the British film industry has ever enjoyed." The author confesses: "If it seems extraordinary that anyone should want to write about sex films that were not only badly made but also, as often as not, unsexy, I can only submit that it is this very contradiction that fascinates me, just as horror films that are not frightening and melodramas that are not exciting are now inspiring other books." The Foreword is by Pamela Green, described in the text as "the most famous British nude of the Fifties, Britain's answer to America's Betty [sic] Page." Approximately the last one-third of the book is devoted to brief biographies of many of the actors and filmmakers who worked in the genre; this appendix is entitled "The Main Instigators and What Became of Them."

Title: Doing Rude Things: The History of the British Sex Film, 1957-1981

Author: McGillivray, David

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, sun tavern fields: 1992

ISBN Number: 0-9517012-2-3

ISBN Number 13: 9780951701225

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 23970

Keywords: Sex In Films Sexuality Stag Films British Film Industry