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- ... that mainstream Japanese film journal Kinema Junpo chose director Tatsumi Kumashiro's The World of Geisha as one of the best ten Japanese films of 1973 despite its being in the softcore Roman porno genre?
- ... that the Nikkatsu Roman Porno film Love Hunter (1972) was confiscated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, and became the last film to be tried for obscenity in Japan to this day?
- ... that in the 1977 pink film Fairy in a Cage, according to actress Naomi Tani, her upside-down torture scenes were not faked with suspension braces, in order to show tension in her thigh muscles?
- ... that Dirty Diaries is a collection of Swedish pornographic feminist short films that sparked controversy because it was financed with tax money?
- ... that the 1920 film Sex, opening with its star performing a seductive "spider dance" clad in "a translucent cloak of webs", had its title censored in Pennsylvania?
- ... that Satoru Kobayashi, one of Japan's most prolific directors, wrote and directed the first pink film in 1962?
- ... that according to Lapsiporno.info, a blacklist of websites compiled by the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation included those containing legal pornography?
- ... that Stalag fiction was a genre of Israeli pornography about concentration camp imprisonment, brutalization by female SS guards, and the prisoners' revenge?
- ... that British actress Jacqueline Voltaire won a "most bizarre sex scene" award in 2005 for her performance in the Mexican film Matando Cabos?
February - May 2008
- ... that in the landmark case Erie v. Pap's A. M., the Supreme Court of the United States upheld an ordinance requiring some erotic dancers to wear nipple pasties and a G-string?
- ... that the erotic depiction on the Oinochoe by the Shuvalov Painter is one of the most frequently illustrated works of Greek vase painting?
- ... that although Bernard Natan directed and acted in hardcore heterosexual and bisexual pornographic films from 1920 to 1927, by 1929 he owned the giant French movie studio Pathé and later helped develop the anamorphic film lens?
- ... that the 1920 French film Le Menage Moderne Du Madame Butterfly is the earliest known hardcore pornographic film to depict bisexual and homosexual intercourse?
- ... that the 1929 film The Surprise of a Knight is the earliest known gay, hardcore pornographic film in American cinematic history?
- ... that Michiko Maeda, the first Japanese actress to appear nude in a mainstream film, was banned from Japanese cinema for 42 years disobeying a director?
October 2007 - January 2008
- ... that Nova Studios developed the "West Coast Look," a stylized and highly planned filmmaking style of gay pornography which dominated the genre through the 1980s?
- ... that MANual Enterprises v. Day 370 U.S. 478 (1962) was the first case in which the Supreme Court engaged in plenary review of a Post Office Department order holding obscene materials "nonmailable"?
- ... that gay pornographic film director Scott Masters directed more than 100 loops before founding his own company, Nova Studios?
- ... that the nudie cutie The Adventures of Lucky Pierre was the first sexploitation movie to be filmed in color?
- ... that the Japanese science fiction film I.K.U. was the first pornographic film ever screened in the Sundance Film Festival?
- ... that Hugo Award-winning science fiction fan and editor Earl Kemp served a year in prison for publishing an illustrated edition of the Presidential Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography?
June - September 2007
- ... that one reviewer said that the 1991 gay pornographic film Jumper was "modeled somewhat" on the 1978 film Heaven Can Wait?
- ... that the music video for the song "Adore You" appears to simulate a sex tape?
- ... that the Folketing used a cartoon featuring group sex to try to convince people to vote in the 2014 European Parliament election?
- ... that to make his single "Good Kisser" "less X-rated", Usher changed the lyrics to remove the sexual innuendo?
- ... that as a teenager, Courtney Love performed at Mary's Club in Portland, Oregon?
- ... that "La Popola" was banned in the Dominican Republic because of its sexual lyrics?
- ... that The Last Arrow was praised for its "inventive re-imagining" of the Robin Hood legend, although one reviewer felt that its "sadistic sexual torture may offend some"?
- ... that Sophie Ellis-Bextor's 2001 cover of "Take Me Home" by Cher received criticism from the latter for having "overtly sexual" new lyrics?
- ... that in the 1960s, Robert Heinecken inserted pornographic images into mainstream magazines such as Time and Vogue and then returned the altered magazines to the newsstands?
- ... that the Australian hit song "Polyester Girl" is about a man "pledging fidelity to a sex doll"?
- Boyd McDonald (pornographer)