Cinema Babylon

Welcome, I hope…

Posted in Uncategorized by joerubin on August 16, 2009

I’m new to this whole blog thing, but I’m hoping, my bad grammar aside, that this little blog will be one more small step (well, medium step) in gaining some much deserved respect and critical attention for perhaps the most maligned and dismissed “genre” in the history of cinema, that of sexually explicit films, particularly those works made both here in the United States as well as in Europe,  South America, and Asia between the years 1969 and 1988. Although I will occasionally site or review films made before or after this period, it will be in reference to films made during the previously stated years, as that 20 year era remains the only time during which the makers of what so many dismiss as mere “pornography” were truly dedicated filmmakers and artists.

The purpose of this blog is not to discuss censorship, politics, morality regarding social regulations and perceptions of sexually explicit films (although any relevant discussion of these matters, as they might relate to the film’s content is, of course, encouraged) but rather to treat these works of art as works of art.

I’d like to invite anyone willing and interested to contribute to this blog.  If you would like to write critically about X rated films or filmmakers, simply email me.


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