Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Marilyn Chambers is dead

The world's first real porn star, Marilyn Chambers has died. Behind the Green Door was in the vanguard of porn, coming out the same year as Deep Throat in 1972. While the star of the latter movie later recanted her enthusiasm, Marilyn Chambers never withdrew from her infamy.

The Seventies was a time of great pop art hormonal flux. Germaine Greer was going on hell for leather about female eunuchs, Erica Jong was writing about zipless fucks and Cosmo had their sealed sections. Subversive and liberating, BtGD put the images to these words.

A legend has passed on. There will be flags flying at half mast in the porn trade this week.