1961-1970Bob ChinnDocumentaryEroticaUSA

Bob Chinn – The History of Pornography (1970)

Perhaps the boldest of the early sex documentaries, The History of Pornography is a comprehensive view of graphic depictions of sex in art and literature from ancient times onward.

That most of the film’s running time is dedicated to hardcore film loops provides our first clue that The History Of Pornography was not intended for collegiate-level classes in art appreciation.

Eastern erotic art soon gives way to 1960s Danish porn magazines, leading up to the history of hardcore sex in cinema. Tantalizing excerpts from the rare Argentinean stag reel El Satario (The Satyr, ca. 1907-1912) and the infamous fifties’ loop The Nun’s Story logically spill into split beaver loops (easy Bucky!) and explicit threesomes with horny, tattooed revelers.

Look for Flesh Gordon star SUZANNE FIELDS (a.k.a. Cindy Stokes) in a brief cameo with a giant black dildo.

Narrated by porn director BOB (Tropic of Passion) CHINN (who in all likelihood was hiding behind the phony Scandinavian director’s credit), The History of Pornography is as factually accurate as it is graphic.

In fact, Bucky feels compelled to warn you that this one may melt your VCR!

Here’s Chinn’s recollection of it from a 2008 interview with mrskin.com :

“There have been a lot of movies made and books written about the Golden Age of Porn, but they usually start around the time of Deep Throat. And yet you made a movie called The History of Pornography under the name Höns Wegmunsen way back in 1970. What’s the story behind that?

We were making 16mm movies for the storefronts, but they were softcore. Then a documentary called Pornography in Denmark or something came out and you could see actual penetration on the screen.

And I thought, “If they can get away with it, we can.” So we proposed the idea to Canyon Films. What we did was primarily photograph a lot of still pictures and stuff like that but we added a couple of hardcore loops to see if we could get away with it. This was before they were really showing hardcore on screen. And we did get away with it, under the guise of a documentary.

So we quickly followed up with something called Sexus in Paradise. The owner of Canyon Films had a lot of Hawaii footage because he shot surfing films. So we had a lot of Hawaii footage, which we put together with some loops, and we got away with that too!

From then on, we were making hardcore films”

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