Review: Sexytime: The Post-Porn Rise of the Pornoisseur

A book review article by: Jason Sacks

I like porn.  You like porn. Your neighbor likes porn. Todd Akin probably likes porn. Mitt Romney probably doesn't like porn. (hmm, yet another reason not to vote for him) Your dad liked porn too, and, yeah, I'm sorry to say it, but your granddad liked his porn too. 

Because, seriously, attractive people fucking. That's pretty goddamn irresistible, right? The story of life -- even before civilization ever began to develop -- was the quest to hook up, have a good time and share some bodily fluids. Or failing that, to, umm, as the Bible calls it, spill your seed on the ground.

The only difference between then and now, aside from certain cosmetic things involving body hair and fancy electronic devices, is that people had to journey out of their own houses to find porn, Fred Willard style, at some sleazy theatre near you -- ahem, them. Cities were dotted by those sorts of sleazy movie houses, generally in some shitty area of town where you had to worry about your car being stolen and you being mugged. But the all-encompassing need to see beautiful women and -- well, either more beautiful women or a couple of (who cares what they looked like) men fucking overwhelmed the need for safety and the terror of walking on sticky floors (seriously, I hope everybody wore closed-toe shoes at those places -- imagine the kinds of diseases that were growing in those sleaze-pits).

But how did your average family man find out about Tapestry of Passion or My SeX Rated Wife or Foxy Lady or Hot Lunch was playing? A man had to make smart choices, after all? Well, all of those movies had posters made for them, just like the real movies that hid the fucking under the covers.

Now Jacques Boyreau of Portable Grindhouse fame has put together a glorious collection of these porno posters, and Oh god! Oh god! Oh god! Yes! Yes! Yes! is this a great book. 

Sexytime is a glorious representation of work that was forgotten shortly after it was created, but is full of joyful reminders of the recent past -- great sexploitation vehicles like Breaker Beauties and the roller-skating Baby Love and Beau, Foxy Lady in her daisy dukes and the horror/porno the Dark Angel. Oh, and the hair! The glorious, crazy, completely old-fashioned hair on these women is just spectacular.

This is one of those books that are so damn fun that you won't want to miss out on it. You not want to leave this book on the coffee table when your parents come over for a barbecue -- but if you do, your dad might have some stories to tell that will embarrass your mom!

 

SEXYTIME BOOK from Jacques Boyreau on Vimeo.

 

 


 

Jason Sacks is Publisher of Comics Bulletin. Follow him at @jasonsacks, email him at jason.sacks@comicsbulletin.com or friend him on Facebook.

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