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Archive for the 'British Sex Comedy' Category

New Cinema Retro out now!

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The new issue of Cinema Retro is now available, and features part two of my survey of the British sex film, this time focusing on the rather more explicit 1970s. With great pictures, and hopefully some new insight, it’s got to be worth a read, right? Click on the cover for more info.

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The following is from a paper I presented at Cine Excess V last week. I post it here for your amusement.
In the mid-1960’s the British Board of Film Censors were an independent body, free from Government intervention and funded by the film industry. The BBFC felt their main responsibility was to ensure that filmmakers were […]

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Cult film fans in the UK have something to celebrate: the release of three genuine 1970’s classics available on DVD after being out of print and unavailable for a number of years. 
The first off is the infamous softcore sex comedy Come Play With Me from 1977. This was porn star Mary Millington’s first mainstream acting […]

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Outer Touch aka Spaced Out (1979)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The seventies were responsible for many cultural crimes. One of these that the British film industry contributed to was what is commonly known as the sex comedy. You’ve seen these crop up on late night TV: Confessions films starring Robin Askwith, double-entendre titles such as Can You Keep It Up For a Week?, and great […]

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