Thursday, June 08, 2006

Couples' Movies

Come on now!! This is Dr. Rae speaking to you. If the phrase couples’ movies brought up the mental image of the current Vince and Jennifer movie, you should be ashamed of yourself. When Dr. Rae talks couples’ movies, she is talking erotic films, adult movies, or if you will, porn - - not date movies.

Of course, today there are few really good erotic movies. Now, the adult film industry is all about the nitty gritty. The down and dirty. The far out kinky side of sex. It's all about massive mammaries, bodacious bootay, and large dicks and the many various ways these sexual organs can interact.

While there are some current adult film producers who try to appeal to the female half of the couple, thus creating a couples' movie, most of today's adult films are just pasted together sexual vignettes with bad moans- and- groans voice overs. Boring!

But it wasn't always like that.

To me, the great age for adult films (or Triple XXX-rated movies ) was in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Those were the eras of couples' films.

Picture this:

Date night. Couple goes out to eat (our fav was all you could eat fish night at Walgreens. $1.29, you couldn't beat the price.) Having fully sated one appetite, the couple hits the local movie rental place (locally owned, no Blockbuster chain at that time) and shops together for a XXX-rated couples' flick. Heads home and fires up the VCR. By the second scene heavy petting was in high gear, leading to ---- fade to black. Ahhh. Sweet youth!

Ahem, but I digress.

During this "golden era of porn," the adult film industry actually had something resembling plots. Sound familiar? If you are an LSB reader or author you know that LSB stresses plot over of a string of sex scenes strung gratuitously together. Why? Because we know female readers (on the whole) want some meat with their dessert. So do female consumers of adult films. Too bad the current crop of adult film producers don't follow their brethren of years gone by.

Here are some of my favorite golden age of porn movies:

The Devil in Miss Jones 2 (1982) – Georgina Spelvin played Miss Justine Jones, a sex-starved spinster who committed suicide in Miss Jones I (1973). In Jones I, she is sent back to Earth to learn all about sex from Harry Reams (yes, the man with one of the longest prongs in the adult film industry!). In Miss Jones 2, she has learned her lesson all too well and is now in Hell where every time she attempts a sexual act or thought, alarms go off. The Devil (Jack Wrangler, one of the best actors in the adult film industry at that time) is upset with her, but she persuades him (using sex, of course) to allow her to return to Earth where she inhabits a call girl’s body and literally goes to town. The Devil finds himself jealous and pursues Justine.

The film was funny, and believe it or not, you root for the Devil to find eternal happiness with Justine.

Debbie Does Dallas (1978) – Debbie played by Misty Winter is a member of a cheerleading squad that wishes to try out for the Dallas Cowboy cheerleading squad, but they don’t have the money to get them to the try outs. So, instead of washing cars or baking cookies, the girls, and most particularly Debbie, use their bodies to persuade their respective bosses to give them the money. Simple plot that leads to some hot nookie here, there, and everywhere.

Dr. Rae found the film a great spoof and lots of fun. I am sure there are some women who would call the film sexist, but not I. The women in the film control their destinies and have a heck of a good time doing it, to boot! Can't get any more empowering than that!

Any movie by Annette Haven, one of the best actresses in the adult film industry. She was in one main stream film (10) and was considered for Body Double ( the role went to Melanie Griffith). Her most famous movie was Barbara Broadcast; it was given its ten minutes of fame by Dan Quayle who cited it as an example of heinous pornography. He asked the Attorney General to pursue the adult film industry and shut it down. Like the AG of the USA didn't have better things to focus his energies upon.

Wonder how Dan knew there was hot sex in it? Hmmm?

Another good Haven film was High School Memories.

Haven tended to play sympathetic and intelligent women who were comfortable with their own sexuality. She was a class act and much of what she did when compared to the current adult film industry would seem tame. However, there were one or two scenes in BB that had old Dr. Rae's jaw dropping (the restaurant kitchen prep table scene comes to mind as does a mild bondage and forced masturbation scene).

Those are my fav adult films.

What are yours and why? One person will win a signed copy of Moon Magick, Book Two in the Coven of the Wolf series.

See you at the movies!

Dr. Rae


Blogger laurie Emerson said...

My fav adult film has to be Last Tango in Paris. I saw it when I was 19 and a newlywed and thought I was the most sophisticated person in the world seeing a movie with subtitles!

3:24 AM  
Blogger LISA WILLIAMS said...

I have to agree with you ...I enjoyed Debbie does Dallas. Good for the the cheerleaders :)

9:03 AM  
Blogger Shuck Ying said...

I totally remember Deep Throat. Wow, was this an eye opening experience.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Deborah Chan said...

I liked Debbie Does Dallas. Humm..does the fact that the title has my name in too funny, lol.

9:06 AM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

Not porno, per se...but the movie "Stealing Heaven" was so erotic I *still* consider paying paying 50.00 for a copy off Ebay. It is an amazing film.

I once saw a movie called "Snatchbuckler" about naughty pirates. Brought a whole new meaning to the term, "shiver me timber."

9:17 AM  
Blogger Amy S. said...

Debbie Does Dallas

11:07 AM  
Blogger Horny Old Guy said...

Agreed! All hail the Golden Age of the Adult Film (roughly 1970-1985)! Video quickly put an end to all the fun...and quality! Now thousands of XXX titles are put out on DVD and 99 per cent of them are pure shit. The remaing 1 per cent might be just okay but where do you find them buried in all the shit? Anybody with a couple of tatooed, pierced, titty enhanced whores, a guy who can keep it up for 10 minutes, a camcorder and a motel room can and does produce porn. Most of the money goes into the packaging!

Good choices on the titles you mentioned! "The Devil in Miss Jones" was a bit too grim for me (I lost my boner several times...not a good sign in porn!). "Debbie Does Dallas" has always been a favorite of mine. Lovely babes, great sex scenes, a touch of humor...nasty and fun! I've never understood it's critics! Henry Paris (a.ka. softcore director Radley Metzger) did some of the best. You mentioned "Barbra Broadcast". "Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann", "Naked Came the Stranger" are the ultimate in porno chic, even though I could have done without his S&M scenes! "Deep Throat" looked amazing at the time (the first BIG porno hit and the first in 35mm rather than 16mm) but looks just crude and dumb to me today. Sadly most of the classic stuff is not available in DVD and much of what is (like "Debbie") is poorly transferred.

I spent many happy hours in those old adult theaters, alone (with a jacket over my lap!) much of the time but I took dates as many times as I could and most of the women seemed to enjoy the show almost as much as I did. You had to watch those floors though...they were sometimes sticky and it wasn't from Coke!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Paige Burns said...

Alas, I'm a porn newbie. I've gone a few times and tried to find those ellusive porn with plot movies but to no avail.

I have seen Emanuelle but it was years ago, was that porn?

11:31 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Dee said...

OMG, Debbie Does Dallas! It's the only porn movie I ever went to. I'd just turned 18 and a friend and I wanted to do something wild and crazy so we drank sloe gin and went to see what skin flicks were all about. I actually don't remember anything about the movie, but the ambiance of the crappy theater with a scattering of men and me and my girlfriend giggling like the goofy, half drunk teenagers we were remains with me. We were really weird.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Vanessa Hart said...

OMG, I lived a sheltered life by comparison! The most adult movie I ever saw, and it was a foreign film from someplace in South America, was Fuego. This was in the early 70s I think, the story about a nymphomaniac who just couldn't help herself. It was hot for its time. (After all, Fuego means fire *LOL*)


12:38 PM  
Blogger Kayelle Allen said...

Deep Throat was a shocker - and I saw one called "What Do You Say to a Naked Lady" by Allan Funt of Candid Camera fame. Not porn - but it was full of nudity and people's reaction to it. It made me aware of an entirely new genre.

The worst ever was called "Cum Brush" which had to do with a toothbrush. GAG ME. Never wanted to see that one again...

But one that actually brought about the conception of my daughter LOL was The Story of O, made back in the 70s.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

I don't know the names of the movies. But back in the 80's I'd get together with a large group of friends once a week and we'd watch a cult movie and a porn movie. We would mute the sound and make our own comments for the porn movie. It was hilarious!

Btw, my maiden name is Jones.

Do any of you remember the guy with the butterfly on his butt?

1:02 PM  
Blogger Xandra Gregory said...

My all time favorite has to be Flesh Gordon. I know it predates the golden age of pr0n, but it had plot to it! Not sure if it was X, XX, or XXX, but I watched it more than once.

I've never actually gone to theater to see a pr0n, but I didn't have to--I knew where my dad kept his stash, and I had friends who lived over the hill from an old drive-in that turned into a pr0n drive in for a time (it's now a tool and die manufacturing company...wrong kind of tools, LOL), which was where I first saw Debbie Does Dallas.

But you know...all you have to do in a room full of just about any group of people is hum, "Bomp chicky bomp-bomp" and *everyone* knows what you're talking about. ;)

11:18 PM  
Blogger Rae Morgan said...

Wow, great comments!! And DOM thanks for dropping by. Miss Jones I was darker, but Miss Jones II was a hoot and that is why it was my favorite.

I did not mention the classic Behind the Green Door, but I liked that one too -- so risque at the time.

I do want to thank y'all for commenting and apologize that I didn't address your visits earlier. I couldn't get on Blogger -- it was down most of the day. Sigh.


11:19 PM  
Blogger Rae Morgan said...

The winner of the Moon Magick signed copy is -- drum roll --
Laurie Emerson!!

Laurie, please e-mail me at and provide a snail mail so that I can send you your book!

Thanks everyone for visiting!


11:23 PM  
Blogger Caffey said...

I'm a newbie to this and was was given to borrow a porn movie called 'Rawhide'. Its a historical with cowboys! I believe its produced by Adam and Eve. Its a couple years new so it was too an eye opener for me, LOL.

11:29 PM  
Blogger irisheyez said...

Oh, I won!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

8:08 AM  

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