Blue Movie Bacchanalia

Pornography #3

15 May 1998
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
17 May 1998
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt

American film collector Jack Stevenson is engaged in ‘the real thing’ in ‘Blue Movie Bacchanalia’. He shows films from his own collection that, as he says, provide an alternative to or deviate from the standard norm.

No Help Needed (circa mid-1920s)
A series of pornographic vignettes featuring Homo Sapiens and other (mostly unwilling) mammals.

Three-Gals-on-a-Couch-and-Watch-Out (circa late 1920s)
Short vignette: 3 gals fondle each other uncontrollably, which leads to a lot of heady clothes-ripping and mutual groping, and to one of the most notable references to lesbianism in early stag cinema.

The Gobbler (circa late 1920s or early thirties)
Short subject demonstrates an old safe sex “folk remedy” that involves liquor.

Hokum The Magician (circa late 1920s or early thirties)
Stars “Blondi Blondell, a statuesque blonde who featured notably in other stags of the period. Here she is visited by a “hokum” who astounds her with a variety of lewd magical hi-jinx.

The Return of Pete the Tramp (circa early 1930s)
Depression era theme here of hapless hobo invited into housewife’s kitchen for a sandwich. She molests the rotund, unwilling tramp while he struggles to finish sandwich … she strips him then drags him into bathroom and gives him bath while he ignores her sexual come-on. She then corrals him in her bedroom and virtually rapes him – finally losing patience with his wilting dick and kicking him out. A very strange, almost sadistic item of stag film exploitation.

Nude Screen Test (circa 1940s)
A non-explicit, voyeuristic backstage peep at a filmmaker who apparently promises the gal he’ll make her a star – as long as she takes her clothes off.

Intermission Strip (circa late 1960s)
Intermission strip from a 1968 San Francisco storefront porno theater signals the start of late-60s San Francisco color productions.

The Lipstick Sales Lady Comes to Your House (circa 1968)
Sales lady with a knockout potion and S&M tendencies visits a housewife and gives her the full treatment in a film that played tiny storefront porn theatres just before advent of hardcore in 1969.

Coming Next Thursday (date unknown)
Coming attractions announcement from a typical San Francisco storefront porn theater. VERY lowbudget.

Lucky Guy With a Movie Camera (circa 1968)
Several vignettes by a guy who provided willing girls with a movie camera, and, not least, a lab to process the film. Note the refreshingly amateurish and naive results. No pretentions to art or drama, this film may have played as “filler” in a shoebox room. This was before porn became an “industry”.

Gift for Santa (circa 1968)
Short softcore homemovie fantasy finds Santa surprised by a housewife who he then bestows with suggestive presents like a dildo, a roll of salami and so forth.

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