Bill Osco

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Bill Osco is a movie producer and director whose 1970 film Mona was the first erotic art film to receive a national theatrical release in the United States (1970).[1] The movie is considered to be the watershed event that inaugurated the Golden Age of erotic art film.[2] Mona was the paradigm for theatrically released erotic art films.

Osco's produced a 1974 sci-fi spoof of Flash Gordon, Flesh Gordon. He produced another eroetic art movie helmed by the same directors, Harlot (1971) and later produced the musical comedy Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Comedy received an R rating by MPAA (1976). Osco's excursion through Wonderland was released in mainstream theaters and grossed over $90 million globally.[3]

Osco directed the 1970 documentary Hollywood Blue alowith Michael Benveniste (as Mike Lite) and Howard Ziehm. Starting in 1987, he directed an additional six movies and shorts, only two of which had erotic themes.

In 2007, an Off-Broadway musical based on his Alice in Wonderland was staged at the Kirk Theatre in New York City. Osco was credited with writing the book.[4] The show was entitled Alice in Wonderland: An Adult Musical Comedy and flyers advertising it were designated "For Mature Audiences Only". The show was set in a trailer park in Weehawken, New Jersey.

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  1. ^ "Pornography". Pornography Girl. Archived from the original on May 6, 2008. Retrieved July 16, 2013. "The erotic art film with a plot that received a national theatrical release in the United States is generally considered to be Mona" 
  2. ^ "Flesh Gordon Interview 3". PicPal.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2008. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hollingsworth, Cristopher (2009). Alice Beyond Wonderland: Essays for the Twenty-first Century. Iowa City, IA: University Of Iowa Press. p. 182. ISBN 978-1587298196. 
  4. ^ Dietz, Dan (2009). Off Broadway Musicals, 1910-2007: Casts, Credits, Songs, Critical Reception and Performance Data of More Than 1,800 Shows. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 12. ISBN 978-0786433995. 

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