Carnal Knowledge 5.11

by Frank Faillace / E-MAIL:

"The function of the muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue." — Leonardo Da Vinci

Here we are kicking off the 5th Anniversary issue of Exotic in a new age of Viagra and Condom-Only Pornos... Now, briefly, the hard truth on Viagra: If you have a problem, it'll fix it. If you don't have a problem, it'll fix it. It's easy to see that Viagra will soon be a recreational drug of choice (just don’t mix it with other synthetics). It will be interesting to see the effects it has on the porn industry, the black market drug industry and the increasing number of (successful) one-night stands...

Ever since internet porno gossip king Luke Ford ( broke the news of porn star Mark Wallice's HIV positive status on the porn-industry-favored internet newsgroup "rec.arts.movies.erotica" in April, the Canoga Park rumor mill has been rampaging. Our SF Bureau Chief Bob Armstrong gets to the heart of the matter in this month's lead article, "A Killer Virus in Pornland."

Rock journalist Wayne Pernu who writes for those crazy cats at The Rocket, interviewed the notorious SF band Brian Jonestown Massacre for us while they visited Portland last month. Read about them on page 14.

Irv Slifkin, writer and editor of The Movies Unlimited Video Catalog, contributes his memories of the 1972-73 release of the movie that defined an era, Deep Throat. Next month we'll cover the making of the sequel...

My personal "Summer of Deep Throat" happened in 1979. I found the Linda Lovelace classic, and a copy of Behind the Green Door videos snooping through my Mom's and her fiancee Michael's bedroom and watched it over and over. I learned a lot that summer from those videos and Michael's complete collection of Hustler, Gallery, Club, Penthouse and Playboy. Michael died a few years ago and I'd like to dedicate this 5th Anniversary edition of Exotic to him, his extensive pornography collection, and his Nikon camera that I inherited and have taken a few decent soft-core pornography shots with myself...

"I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days." — Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) Bull Durham

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