The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History Of The Porn Film Indust ry Paperback – Illustrated, 25 April 2006
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A raucous and revealing oral history of the birth of the adult film industry, The Other Hollywood peels back the candy coating to let the true story be told -- by the stars, movie makers, and other industry players who lived it. And what a story it is: Through hundreds of original interviews, contemporary newspaper accounts, police reports, court testimony, and more, Legs McNeil and coauthors Jennifer Osborne and Peter Pavia trace today's billion-dollar industry from its makeshift, mob-connected origins to the Internet age. Along the way we encounter porn stars such as Linda Lovelace, John Holmes, Traci Lords, and Savannah -- along with countless mainstream stars, politicians, FBI agents, and more.
Epic, hilarious, and moving, The Other Hollywood contributes to the porn industry the one thing missing in all previous accounts: a vivid, tragicomic, irresistible humanity.
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- Publisher : HarperCollins US; Illustrated edition (25 April 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 640 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060096608
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060096601
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.25 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 165,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you are falling into (A) you will be very disappointed and probably give up after ten pages.
If (B), then grit your teeth because this is a very hard, and very long look at the porn industry. And it isn't pretty.
The books looks chronologically at the development of adult entertainment, through to tax dodges, drugs busts, suicides and rapes.
All the major events are covered, from deepthroat to debbie does dallas to the rise of HIV and onwards.
I particular, I found the section covering the 90's and noughties pretty hard, where performers knew exactly what they were getting themselves into and believed they could beat the system (incidentally, they didn't).
This will no stop the consumption of pornography, but it may stop the belief that it is a victimless industry.
Infamous stories, e.g., Linda Lovelace and DEEP THROAT, but a fascinating read.