Unfortunately the authors of this book are more interested in the porn stars and what they did rather than the collection of artwork shown throughout the book. The examples are pretty bad and i know there was some wonderful artwork produced that just isn't displayed in this book.
This could have been an awesome collection of nudes, erotic photos and beautiful paintings - and info about the creators. Instead its repetitive with mediocre examples and info the on set antics of people which anyone could have read about online or in hustler.
Great imagery, fascinating and pretty thrilling in the way which things from the tangible past can be. Taking the time to read through the accompanying text was rewarding, the essay appears to be extremely well researched and written with real joy + passion. When dealing with some grey areas of morality or so on the author is never apologetic, it is a grown-up piece of documentary. it's great to see the change in the movies posters over time as well as read about the commercial industry as it emerged.
Don't think the book itself is overly misogynistic - but the content is from back-in-the-day, so you should know...
This is a great looking and entertaining book highly recommended for those with a love of sexy,offbeat movies.Check out Cinema Sewer vol 1 - 4 as wellfor more of Robin Bougies passionate writing & illustrations.