ANYONE BUT MY HUSBAND (1975)

C.J. Laing is in a lather. Continually demeaned and berated by her philandering husband without any kind of conjugal respite, she is rooked into embarking on a tour of infidelity which proves to be as challenging and unrewarding than her home life. After a tryst with a well-meaning but far too serious paramour, Laing breaks […]

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EAT AT THE BLUE FOX (1983)

Two things are done extremely well in the opening of Eat at the Blue Fox, Dick Aldrich’s (credited as Damon Christian, natch) 1983 follow-up to Titillation. The first thing is that a hot, sweaty, south of the border atmosphere is immediately established with a fade-up sex scene between Frank James and Desiree Lane. The second […]

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HARD SOAP, HARD SOAP (1977)

One of the true joys of vintage hardcore is that the films are generally better time capsules than most any piece of entertainment from the period save and except daytime talk and game shows. A lot of times, the films made within the adult industry were written, produced, and released within mere weeks meaning that […]

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TITILLATION (1982)

After Russ Meyer packed it in with Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens, he dabbled in projects here and there, utilizing actress and then-girlfriend Francesca “Kitten” Natividad in Mondo Topless Too, some of the footage of which turned up in 2002’s Pandora Peaks (though, sadly, none of it including Natividad). But despite their lifelong admiration […]

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9 LIVES OF A WET PUSSY (1976)

Taking an unusual but wholly committed route to achieving his big screen ambitions, nascent filmmaker Abel Ferrara assumed the pseudonym of Jimmy Boy L and assembled a rag tag group of friends, lovers, and associates to create 9 Lives of a Wet Pussy, his debut feature film from 1976. While making an independent film with […]

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THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES (1973)

Alone in her solitary New York apartment on a cold, soggy day, Justine Jones (Georgina Spelvin) takes a long look at herself in the mirror, draws a bath, and then slashes her wrists. She wakes to find herself in a still room overlooking a nicely landscaped lawn where Mr. Abaca (John Clemens) acts as a […]

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THE SEDUCTRESS (1981)

In 1981, a motion picture was released in which a woman is being utilized by a sleazy photographer with dark contacts in the aid of a shadowy political plot meant to clear the road for further malfeasance and corruption. While this sounds like I’m describing Brian De Palma’s Blow Out, I’m actually talking about Bob […]

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A WOMAN’S TORMENT (1977)

Sex is a loveless, one-way street in A Woman’s Torment, a particularly effective, dark, and creepy hardcore horror hybrid from writer/director/producer/cinematographer Roberta Findlay (credited here as Robert W. Norman). On one hand, it’s the tale of Karen (Tara Chung), a woman touched by a kind of homicidal hyper-sexuality. On the other, it’s a movie that […]

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MASCARA (1983)

Robert Kerman, playing the CEO of a company called T&A Imports, saunters up to the desk of his secretary, Harriet (Lisa De Leeuw), and inquires about a bagel that he has ordered. He then asks her to accompany him to his office as he has to give dictation. Given that this is a hardcore pornographic […]

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DISCO LADY (1978)

The problem with most New Year’s Eve movies is that they’re going to become much more bittersweet as the world changes and our connectivity is more virtual than it is real. These days, loading into the middle of the city on New Year’s Eve with a bunch of inebriated strangers just doesn’t have the same […]

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