As your Minister of Naughty Bits, I wanted to bring to your attention that the Ministry will be issuing bulletins to keep the public advised of media that deals with the sexy. Because it’s all about the sexy. This is all for your health, so grin and bear it.
Once again, we enter the world of 70’s New York when Times Square was sleazy and sexual hedonism was practiced with reckless abandon. Al Goldstein reigned as the king of New York smut with his “magazine,” Screw, which covered the New York sexual underground. Goldstein saw the growth of cable in the 70s and wanted to expand his empire with a video version of his magazine. So began Midnight Blue, a public access cable show that for almost twenty years pushed the boundaries of good taste and sexual conformity. Blue Underground has been releasing DVDs collections of the “best” of the show.
Volume One focuses on that seminal porn movie, Deep Throat. Over the years, Midnight Blue had the opportunity to interview many of the people involved with the film including some of the actors, Harry Reems and Carol Connors. In fact she exposes everything for the Midnight Blue audience. Al Goldstein also interviews Gerard Damiano, hairdresser turned director of Deep Throat and The Story of Joanna. We also get some talk with Chuck Traynor: ex-husband, ex-manager, and alleged ex-batterer of Miss Deep Throat herself, Linda Lovelace. Click here to buy it from Amazon.
Volume Two covers or uncovers some of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Porn. We get an interview with Marilyn “Miss Ivory Snow” Chambers, star of Behind the Green Door. We even see her performing a modern dance number sans costume. Also featured is Georgina Spelvin, star of The Devil in Miss Jones and she also performs a dance number, with tap shoes and nothing else. Annie Sprinkle demonstrates emergency masturbatory aides and Veri Knotty shows her signature trick where sheâ€¦ I can’t. Just take the hint from the name. Of course, both discs are filled with commercials for escorts, swinger clubs, and “leisure spas” that made Manhattan some wonderfully sleazy. The discs also come with pop up trivia tracks that give informative and sometimes bitchy commentary. Click here to buy it from Amazon.