Where Have All the Porn Stars Gone?

behindthegreendoorUntil late last night it had been a number of years since I’d seen a porn film. Yesterday my DVD player was acting up so I set up the player my son had left behind when he moved out. When I powered it up and opened the tray, there was a DVD inside, a XXX-rated film called Fly Spice. I watched it last night and I wasn’t greatly impressed. There didn’t seem to be much of a plot and the sex scenes weren’t all that spectacular.

I fondly remember the porn of yesteryear and, of course the women who starred in those films. My all-time favorite star was Marilyn Chambers. She was a B-cup (back then) and one of the first to shave and have piercings. There were others I enjoyed such as Hyapatia Lee, Nina Hartley, Annette Haven, Amber Lynn, and Ginger Lynn. Other than maybe Jenna Jameson, I don’t even know who today’s porn stars are, much less seen their work.

Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Deep Throat (1972) starring Linda Lovelace
  • Behind the Green Door (1972) starring Marilyn Chambers
  • The Devil in Miss Jones (1973) starring Georgina Spelvin
  • Resurrection of Eve (1973) starring Marilyn Chambers
  • Sex World (1977) starring Annette Haven
  • Insatiable (1980) starring Marilyn Chambers
  • The Young Like It Hot (1983) starring Hyapatia Lee
  • Insatiable II (1984) starring Marilyn Chambers
  • Ribald Tales of Canterbury (1985) starring Hyapatia Lee
  • New Barbarians (1990) starring Victoria Paris and Nina Hartley, directed by Henri Pachard
  • The New Barbarians 2 (1990) starring Victoria Paris and Nina Hartley, directed by Henri Pachard

Although it’s extremely dated now, I laughed my ass off the first time I saw Deep Throat. The Devil in Miss Jones was sort of a morality play. Hyapatia Lee’s Ribald Tales of Canterbury filled in the parts Chaucer left out. Sex World was a take off on West World. Henri Pachard’s New Barbarians films used time travel to swap people from one era to another and showed that the one thing we’ve always had is sex.

Or course, not all of the films in the golden age of porn were classics. There were still plenty of bad and rather forgettable films. Even among those, there were some that were enjoyble for nothing more than their comedic content (intentional or otherwise). From last night’s viewing, I noticed one that thing has not changed; porn soundtracks are still as bad as ever.

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Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.