Saturday, February 07, 2009

Naughty, naughty

I've been reading lots of heavier things of late, so I thought it was time for a change of pace. My current read, the Other Hollywood, The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry is certainly that. I recall an article, written during the demise of the dot-com era, which talked about former dot-commers taking office jobs in the adult film world, figuring it couldn't be that different. Thing is, it is that different.

The stories this book tells are astounding, but one that sticks in my mind involves a porn star calling up another for help. She goes to his house and finds that he is holding up another porn star, who's head is stuck in a toilet. Seems they had some really outre action going and her head got stuck. He couldn't free her head as he had to balance her and continually flush the toilet so she could breath.

This is an oral (hee, hee) history, so it all direct quotes well organized by the writers. Some of the quotes are genius, like this one from Eric Edwards.

I didn't know Annie at the time, but I did know Paula, Gerard Damiano's girlfriend. I worked with her. I love that term, "Worked with her."

You know, everyone says that in this business. "Well, I worked with so-and-so, and I worked with so-and-so."

"Oh, you mean you fucked them?"

"Well, yeah, that's what it boils down to."


Citizen Reader said...

I must get this book. Immediately, if not sooner.

Did you ever read A.A. Gill's book "A.A. Gill Is Away," with the chapter about his experiences in the porn industry? Pretty interesting, and seemed to give the porn workers their due for what must, really, be kind of a tiring job. (Especially when toilets are involved--sheesh! They couldn't take a moment and free the person's head rather than just constant flushing? Tough deadlines, man.)

Tripp said...

I loved the A A Gill piece, it was hilarious. I though it a highlight of the book really.

The toilet thing was on their own time. Based on this book, I think the lives of many of these people are/were more than a little crazy.

I will write a bit more tomorrow, but this book is packed with jaw dropping tales.