While we are awaiting Clarence's day 5 contribution to our celebration, I thought some of you (I'm looking at TR) might be interested in a news item that was likely lost in the Gheorghemas madness so despised by Dave.
On December 9, the Museum of Sex in New York opened an exhibition entitled, The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace. While I doubt there is going to be Marls family outing to this one, the coverage by the fine newshounds at the NY Post did pique my interest.
Lovelace, the star of "Deep Throat", is credited with helping to bring pornography into the mainstream during the early 70's. Celebrities were organizing parties to show the film and major media players like the New York Times and Roger Ebert were reviewing it. During this "Porn Chic" period, a term coined by the New York Times, Lovelace became a household name who helped lay the foundation for the "adult entertainment" industry of today. However, Lovelace's participation in the industry is not easily defined. There are allegations that her early performances were forced under threats of violence. Additionally, by 1980, Lovelace had come to renounce her participation in the industry becoming an outspoken member of the anti-pornography movement.
For those of you unable to make it to Museum of Sex to take in the exhibition, there is also a soon to be released documentary entitled: Linda Lovelace's Loose Lips that includes portions of a final interview prior to her untimely death in 2002.
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