Apr 14 2012

TONIGHT’S CINELUNATIQUE: The Devil in Miss Jones

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Filmreakter presents CINELUNATIQUE – THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES
Luxembourg Cinémathèque Saturday 14th April 22h00

There was a brief time in american cinema history when porn was considered hip. People would go see The Godfather one week and Deep Throat the next. The adult cinema veteran Gerard Damiono had worked in a hairsalon prior to becoming a director. The conversations he overheard at his working place convinced him that there was an as yet untapped audience group for porn: middle class couples. His 1972 film “Deep Throat” became a phenomenon and remains to this day the most profitable film ever made. When he presented “The Devil in Miss Jones” a mere year later, it appereared like hard-core porn was on it’s way to becoming an accepted art form. Reading ecstatic film reviews of the time, many written by respected critics of major newspapers, you start to wonder how strangely messed up the 70’s must have been. Tonight, dear friends of the stranger side of cinema, you may once more revel in the fantastic netherworld that was 1970’s “porn chic”. Bring your girlfriends boys, tonight porn is going to be RESPECTABLE!

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Filmreakter presents CINELUNATIQUE – THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES
Luxembourg Cinémathèque Saturday 14th April 22h00

There was a brief time in american cinema history when porn was considered hip. People would go see The Godfather one week and Deep Throat the next. The adult cinema veteran Gerard Damiono had worked in a hairsalon prior to becoming a director. The conversations he overheard at his working place convinced him that there was an as yet untapped audience group for porn: middle class couples. His 1972 film “Deep Throat” became a phenomenon and remains to this day the most profitable film ever made. When he presented “The Devil in Miss Jones” a mere year later, it appereared like hard-core porn was on it’s way to becoming an accepted art form. Reading ecstatic film reviews of the time, many written by respected critics of major newspapers, you start to wonder how strangely messed up the 70’s must have been. Tonight, dear friends of the stranger side of cinema, you may once more revel in the fantastic netherworld that was 1970’s “porn chic”. Bring your girlfriends boys, tonight porn is going to be RESPECTABLE!

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