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1960's anti-pron propaganda movie
July 21, 2007 10:38 PM   Subscribe

This short film begins on a somber note...railing against the dangers of pornographic magazines in the 1960's, but as it progresses, the images it shares with the viewer are more and more tantalizing...from nudity, to promotion on sodomy, to bestiality (really, just a farmgirl pic with a goat in the far background), to hardcore S&M and B&D...all displayed for the soon-not-innocent eyes of the film's target market.
posted by Kickstart70 (51 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I do not avoid women, Mandrake, but I do deny them my essence.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:45 PM on July 21, 2007 [14 favorites]



The full version (here and here) have been favorites from the Prelinger Archives. Uh, enjoy.
posted by brewsterkahle at 10:58 PM on July 21, 2007


"...however, it's been well stated that very few blind people join the nudist colony!"
posted by null terminated at 10:58 PM on July 21, 2007


It kind of reminds me of the old "Artists and models" series that was shown on TV a long time back.
A full documentary about an artist's life that was presented just for the sake of showing a minute of a nude model posing.
This was hotter though, especially toward the end.
posted by Iron Rat at 10:58 PM on July 21, 2007


Metafilter: Stark nudity on slick paper.
posted by dirigibleman at 11:04 PM on July 21, 2007


Metafilter: and here again, the appeal to the sodomist.
posted by dreamsign at 11:04 PM on July 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


"with George Putnam
outstanding news reporter"

ok I just started this, but I am hooked.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 11:05 PM on July 21, 2007


Metafilter: Outlusting the lustiest of animals

OK, I'm done.
posted by dirigibleman at 11:11 PM on July 21, 2007


I like that guy's tie.
posted by dirigibleman at 11:12 PM on July 21, 2007


MetaFilter: An illustrated, detailed course in perversion.
posted by Poolio at 11:13 PM on July 21, 2007


"We know that once a person is perverted, it is practically impossible for them to return to normal attitudes about sex."

BULLROAR, I say. And my RealDoll agrees with me.
posted by dismas at 11:15 PM on July 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


One of the best breast bondage clips I've ever seen - and that includes countless samples from the internet - was in a feminist anti-porn documentary. My google search suggests it was probably Not A Love Story. Neither Netflix nor Blockbuster's got it. Anyone know where I can rent it?
posted by Clay201 at 11:18 PM on July 21, 2007


Huh. I guess I'm the only one who expected the link to take me to a Rick Astley video?
posted by jonson at 11:19 PM on July 21, 2007 [6 favorites]


I remember one of my friends and I doing an impromptu MSTKing of this very film a few years back when we discovered it over at the Archive.

It should also be noted that these films were bankrolled by none other than one Mr. Charles Keating, Esq.

Also, I always kinda figured that those "MEGA MUSCLE FITNESS" mags with 43 pages of rock hard, oiled up men were, um, not exactly targeted towards the pro-fitness crowd.
posted by Avenger at 11:21 PM on July 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: An appeal to the sodomist.
posted by Rangeboy at 11:23 PM on July 21, 2007


Clay201..."Note A Love Story" was my first exposure to non-magazine porn. :)

No idea where you could find it, but it *was* played on (Canadian) TV in the mid-80s. I can still picture the (rather scrumptious) documentary filmmaker who agreed to post nude in the documentary for one of the major magazines (Hustler?). I should watch that again to see if it (and she) has the same appeal.

FWIW, that anti-porn documentary made me much more interested in porn.
posted by Kickstart70 at 11:25 PM on July 21, 2007


That film is a classic, I'm kinda surprised it hasn't been posted here before.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:26 PM on July 21, 2007


"Think, then, of the consequences for the inexperienced youth, who, in purchasing and studying this material, becomes a pawn for these....misfits, these....


HOMO-SEXUALS."
posted by Avenger at 11:29 PM on July 21, 2007


check out the mashup - come join the fun!
posted by sleep_walker at 11:40 PM on July 21, 2007


I had a dozen or so jokes ready, but this was too easy. On a serious note, I was watching "Sin City" on TV the other night and I noticed that cursing was edited out yet all of the extremely horrific violence was aired. They showed decapitation but wouldn't allow the word 'fuck'.

Years ago, I saw "Caligula" at a theater. A woman was there with her very young daughter, maybe 6 or 7 years old. I have no idea why the theater allowed the girl in, but they did. For those who have never seen the movie, there are both very explicit disturbing scenes of violence in the movie and explicit sexual scenes. At each sexual scene, the mother escorted her daughter out to the lobby so she couldn't see it. She said something like, "You're too young for this." But the cruel violence was ok. The U.S. is pretty fucked up.
posted by sluglicker at 11:45 PM on July 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


The video committed a boner. It was so busy forcing me into a boner, it forgot it was committing one itself.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:50 PM on July 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


In the mashup link, at the two minute mark, you see the "two billion dollars" illustration. (I don't see it in the unmashed version, but it looks like it came from the original anti-porn film). The businessman raking in the cash... is it my imagination, or is that an ugly, anti-semitic stereo-type I'm looking at?
posted by Clay201 at 11:57 PM on July 21, 2007


is it my imagination, or is that an ugly, anti-semitic stereo-type I'm looking at?

No, it's just an artist's rendition of Ron Jeremy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:11 AM on July 22, 2007


I'm not seeing it. What about that character looks anti-semitic to you?
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 12:12 AM on July 22, 2007


What about that character looks anti-semitic to you?

The massive lips, the big bushy eyebrows, the big cigar, the chubby body, the evil, greedy look in the eyes, and the arms encircling huge piles of money. Of course, the nose isn't big and protruding, which you would kind of expect in an anti-semitic caricature, but it is almost supernaturally wide.
posted by Clay201 at 12:24 AM on July 22, 2007


The massive lips, the big bushy eyebrows, the big cigar, the chubby body, the evil, greedy look in the eyes, and the arms encircling huge piles of money.

That sounds like me alright. Totally anti-semitic.
posted by ludwig_van at 1:36 AM on July 22, 2007


George Putnam is still alive and kicking, has a syndicated conservative radio show, and is one of the few radio commentators who is older than the medium itself. Apparently, clean living does pay off.
posted by Blingo at 4:20 AM on July 22, 2007


Putnam was widely believed to be the inspiration for the character of Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

I prefer Ted, but that is interesting.
posted by dreamsign at 4:55 AM on July 22, 2007


Christ, he was born in 1914.

When he was a kid, "conservative talk radio" was just Hitler yelling into the Wireless Gramophone.
posted by Avenger at 4:56 AM on July 22, 2007 [4 favorites]


Keating, who sponsored the hilariously prurient film said, "One can consult all the experts he chooses, can write reports, make studies, etc., but the fact that obscenity corrupts lies within the common sense, the reason, and the logic of every man." Somehow the sense of what is right or wrong has some kind of logic that only applies to others because he then went on to defraud hundreds of old folks of their life savings.

"In September 1990, Keating was criminally charged with having duped Lincoln's customers into buying worthless junk bonds of American Continental Corporation; he was convicted in state court in 1992 of fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy and received a 10 year prison sentence. In January 1993, a federal conviction followed, with a 12 and a half year sentence. He spent four and a half years in prison, but both sentences were eventually overturned." And no remorse for his criminal greed, "Keating remains essentially unrepentant, maintaining that not his mistakes but regulators' actions were ultimately responsible for the losses."

Yet another deluded -and socially dangerous- right wing crook. Check out his really scary face on his website. yikes.
posted by nickyskye at 5:23 AM on July 22, 2007


It's easy to point and laugh at the crazies, but in fact, the ideology and organizations behind these films have only grown stronger and more influential over the years. As mentioned upthread, these films were produced by Charles Keating and the Citizens for Decent Literature (later Citizens for Decency through Law). CDL evolved into Citizens for Community Values. CCV is headed by Phil Burress, a former "pornography addict" and a spiritual descendant of Keating. CCV and Burress successfully spearheaded the gay marriage ban that was on the ballot in Ohio in 2004. That amendment drove Ohio's cultural conservatives to the polls in droves, and they just happened to vote for George W. while they were at it, handing him the election in the process. CCV is still active in Ohio politics, and when they talk, people listen.
posted by Otis at 5:49 AM on July 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


God damn, he's right. If only we had listened back then.
posted by psmealey at 5:51 AM on July 22, 2007


CCV is headed by Phil Burress, a former "pornography addict"

I call bullshit. No such thing as "former" pornography addict. Check in the man's garage, behind the cans of motor oil... no to the left a bit... under that tarp... There it is!
posted by psmealey at 5:52 AM on July 22, 2007


I was watching "Sin City" on TV the other night and I noticed that cursing was edited out yet all of the extremely horrific violence was aired. They showed decapitation but wouldn't allow the word 'fuck'.

I had a similar experience watching the Godfather on TV. During the scene where Michael makes love to his Italian wife, they blur out her boobs. Luca Brasi's garrotting, Sonny getting riddled with bullets and assorted other mayhem? all intact, but if we see nipples al hell's gonna break loose apparently.
posted by jonmc at 5:54 AM on July 22, 2007


I knew this would be Perversion for Profit just from the description. It claims to be against what it seems subconsciously to be agitating for; in fact, it's almost an advertisement for varieties of porn.
posted by Tuwa at 6:49 AM on July 22, 2007


One of the photos early on in the movie didn't have tape over the model's eyes. Heh.
posted by emelenjr at 7:02 AM on July 22, 2007


Best magazine title: MAN-ifique!
posted by kirkaracha at 8:04 AM on July 22, 2007


Porn makes kids rape toddlers and physique mags will turn any man gay. K, got it, thanks.
posted by emjaybee at 8:45 AM on July 22, 2007


Somehow the sense of what is right or wrong has some kind of logic that only applies to others because he then went on to defraud hundreds of old folks of their life savings.

I think if you pay attention you'll find that the people who stand up and rant about the morals of others more often than not turn out to be people who are fighting with their own personal moral demons. This fear of being discovered makes them go out of their way to condemn in others that which they most fear in themselves as a way of subterfuge.
posted by any major dude at 9:05 AM on July 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


If you show Junior pictures of muscle men in briefs striking poses, he'll catch the gay, however little Suzie can watch ladies in bikinis drape themselves over appliances and cars and she'll grow up to be a good consumer and homemaker. Interesting.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 9:15 AM on July 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Heh, good ol' Perversion For Profit, been a while since I've wa- omg, Grampy?!?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:35 AM on July 22, 2007


Wow, I'm glad I saw this video before it was too late. Now I know that a man's bare ass is perfectly acceptable, but a woman's ass is obscene.

Imagine how embarrassed I would have been if I, as a woman, went out in assless chaps.

Thank you for clearing that up, George Putnam!
posted by [insert clever name here] at 11:21 AM on July 22, 2007


I just want to know: where are George Putnam's hands?
posted by sugarfish at 12:13 PM on July 22, 2007


The massive lips, the big bushy eyebrows, the big cigar, the chubby body

I'm completely unfamiliar with the cigar = jewish stereotype, and the caricature in the video has a broad, flat nose, which is very unlike the stereotypical jewish hook nose.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 1:19 PM on July 22, 2007


Man, I wish the porn today was as good. Those were some quality ladies!
posted by Deathalicious at 3:01 PM on July 22, 2007


I mean, I've heard that the stuff today isn't so good. Like, I think my doorman knows some people who helped a drunk man who read a porno magazine once.
posted by Deathalicious at 3:02 PM on July 22, 2007


in all the years i spent supervising a tiny porn section in a large bookstore, one observation always held true: it is the most perverted people who object the most, the ones who would come up to me all wild-eyed about having to glimpse boobie five feet away from them... in full view, they would exclaim... if you actually stopped cold and stared. people going about their business wouldn't even notice it. we would have Catholic protesters outside mourning that 2% of the store, and Mennonite tourists heading straight to the religious and children's books, happy as clams that they could get their homeschooling supplies so cheaply. they never appeared to notice the section's existence.

that guy is so clearly turned on... wonderful stuff.
posted by RedEmma at 4:45 PM on July 22, 2007


"What you have just seen required editing to make it sensational"

Fantastic.
posted by Arturus at 5:55 PM on July 22, 2007


Is it just me, or does the "The Homosexual Viewpoint" title around 7:00 look like it might have appeared somewhat after the original printing?
posted by rosken at 9:36 PM on July 22, 2007


I trust him, because he's standing in front of a map.
posted by ferdydurke at 4:38 PM on July 23, 2007


Somebody had to do it.
posted by Durhey at 4:45 PM on July 23, 2007


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