- Taschenbuch: 452 Seiten
- Verlag: AuthorHouse (14. Juli 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 158721184X
- ISBN-13: 978-1587211843
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,7 x 2,9 x 20,3 cm
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Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-rated Video Industry (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 14. Juli 2000
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
After graduating from UCLA Film School in 1970, David Jennings shot movies for the first theatrical exhibitor of hardcore pornography in America. Then he spent four years in Michigan, making industrial and commercial films for clients as diverse as Magnavox, the State of Michigan and the Christian Reformed Church. Many of the films he wrote and directed have won awards. Jennings re-entered the porn business in 1977 to research and write about it. As head of film and video for an allegedly Mob-controlled company, he helped make its VCX subsidiary the early leader in adult video. Jennings left VCX in 1979 to pioneer the first X-rated features shot directly on videotape. His company, Superior Video, Inc., was a leading video manufacturer of the 1980's. After selling Superior Video, Jennings spent three years transcribing 342 audio cassettes-his journal of twelve years in the business-before writing Skinflicks.
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Today's porn industry is centered in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. It's out in the open, corporate, big multi billion dollar business complete with expo's and it's own award shows. But in the 1970's and early 80's, San Francisco was its home. "The Golden Era" when porn was shot on film away from the seething eyes of the Los Angeles Police Department and promotion seeking district attorneys. The porn producers found refuge in the city by the bay. Porn performers left more than their hearts in San Francisco, because who knew that a basic cottage industry would grow to the size where it annually out grosses Hollywood itself. The book details the period of transition when video was just being discovered as a cheaper and faster way to shoot these flesh epics. Jennings was a cameraman who at first just wanted to research the business, ended up being seduced by it. He speaks of the people he worked with and those he befriended like Juliet "Aunt Peg" Anderson. Having recently met Juliet myself, I can tell you the book is well worth it just for what he saids about her.
Again, this book is only from the author's perspective but it is enjoyable if you already have some knowledge of the porn industry and of course for research purposes only, want to know just a bit more!
I will rate it moderately because I received this book along with another book on the same subject that I found almost addictive. Where I could put down Mr. Jennings book, I could not put down the other. Although I finished reading both books yesterday, I have not thought about Skinflicks on an intellectual level.