The Greatest and Most Influential
Sexual Films and Scenes, Pre-1920s, an Illustrated Timeline
Talking about dirty silent film
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Although Gordon toyed with the idea of becoming a rabbi, he ditched it upon discovering he’d have to study Aramaic for two years. After graduating from Antioch College in Ohio in 1970, he met his wife Carly — who would go on to become a therapist — and had a different kind of religious experience: “wife at first sight.”
But something was missing from Gordon’s fairly idyllic existence.
“I had my wife and I had all the love I needed. But sexually speaking, I wanted to explore something else,” Gordon, now 65 years old, said. “I wanted to have a sexual experience that had nothing to do with love or relationship. I wanted some sex as ‘recreation’ and I wanted one of those ‘bad’ girls’.”
And so, with his wife’s blessing, Gordon went on to become one of the biggest porn stars of the 1970s and 1980s.
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At my vintage living blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew, I’ve written about the tendency to romanticize the past, but I recently read two blog posts discussing vintage fashion in terms of “the vintage girl being the new feminist” and thought it was time to discuss the subject from a more feminist angle…
Whether your passion is vintage fashion orsex positivity, you’ll like this.
Thanks @Deanna Dahlsad for including sex workers in this post!
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Nicknamed “The Lady With the Liquid Spine” for her trademark, sultry flexibility while lip syncing, Marlane was profiled in the New York Timestwo years ago, and was thought to be the oldest, continuously performing, transgender performer in the country. Until recently, she performed twice weekly at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge often doing three or four numbers (and costume changes) each night.
The show, the Hot Boxxx Girls, was Marlane’s baby, and she produced it over the last decade, hiring and firing drag queens both young and old, polished and unpolished, to do some of the most unironic, old-school female impersonation in the land. Marlane was a fan of Celine Dion numbers, occasionally stripping down to a shiny two-piece get-up in the middle of a song, age be damned. She brought a great deal of pathos and passion to the show, earning her thousands of fans over the years. SF Weekly also awarded her Best Drag Queen in 2009, some six decades into her drag career.
This is an obituary for the legend, who passed in the Summer of 2011, with a great bio and video. There’s also an exhibit on Marlane at the GLBT History Museum which runs through February. 28, 2014. http://www.glbthistory.org/museum/index.html
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