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Tonight on Playboy Radio: Debbie Does Dallas

Tonight on Playboy Radio Nightcalls, (Sirius XM102, around 7:45pm eastern) we’ll be talking about the 1978 classic,Debbie Does Dallas.

I can’t believe we’ve been doing this segment for almost 9 months and haven’t talked about perhaps the most well known porno around next toDeep Throat. Nutty. Even nuttier is the number of versions floating around the world – anniversary releases, studio rebrandings, VHS, DVD, it’s enough to make your head spin.

To tide you over until later, here’s a YouTube safe cut of the trailer, courtesy of Johnny Stanwyck:

The movie starts with the Debbie announcing her intention to go to Texas to auditions for the Texas Cowgirls. Members of her local cheerleading squad say they’ll help her raise the money to go — in fact, they’ll ALL go! So, they brainstorm ideas in the locker room. What follows is a glorious softcore girls strip and shower montage, with just a host of natural tits being freed from their constrictive cheerleading crop-tops and then getting all soaped up.

What a glorious bunch of breasts!

(What do we call a bunch of breasts? Geese are a gaggle, crows are a murder, lions are a pride… what are boobs? Anyone?)

[Twitter suggestions include “a brothel of boobs” or “a fucking good time!”]

The girls decide to go out and get jobs.

Arcadia Lakewalks into a record store run byTony Mansfieldand lands a job, even tho she left her previous job because her old boss got handsy. Tony figures he can get around it, and they agree that she’ll start later in the day.

Debbie (Bambi Woods) goes to Greenfield’s Sporting Goods store to see Mr. Greenfield (R. Bolla) who immediately fantasizes about seeing Debbie’s tits and banging her as if he was the star quarterback, and he gives her the job, even tho she says she’s “clumsy with boxes.”

Christie Fordis walking down the street withEric Edwardswho says she can help him and his wife (Robin Byrd)take inventory at the candle store. She can start tomorrow. ”Mr Hardwick! What can I do to repay you?” He grins “I’m sure we’ll think of something.”

The girls lament their jobs (andGeorgette Saunders‘ lack of underwear) while the boys lament the fact that the girls aren’t around much now that they’re working. Hershel Savageis the QB and looks like he’s 19 years old (tho he was 26 at the time).

The filmn was shot on some college

Some of the football players (David Morris,Hershel SavageandSteve Marshall)work their way into the girls showers and stumble acrossChristie FordandKasey Rodgerswho are happy to provide a little carnal distraction. After starting with some well-shot oral, David fucks Christie and jerks off on her ass. Then Herschel takes over the rest of the sex here is a lot of hairy butts and gential closeups until Herschel spews all over Christie’s back. ThenKaseyblows Herschel some more as Steve Marshall (with the worst hairline ever seen in college) fucks her side-saddle until he cums on her bush. She keeps making sweet sweet mouth love to Herschel’s rod and he shoots a straight shot right up her cheek and it pools under her left eye until she uses his cock to wipe it away. (Ah, the days when the girls could make the guys cum on their own!)

We’re then treated to a montage of the girls at their jobs, and their employer’s lascivious stares and in R. Bolla’s case intercut fantasties. He grins like a 12 year old throughout all of their scenes together. Finally, he hints that there are things a girl can do for eatra money.. wink, wink … and he offers 10 bucks to look at her tits. She lifts her shirt (and what great tits they are!) and he dives for them. She jumps back, and he offers another $10 just for “a little touch.” She protests that they’re all good girls, and then she relents, pockets the ten spot and lets him get to second base. Another 10 dollar offer to suck them… she asks for $20, and he tells her it’s in his pocket and she should reach in and take it out. He gets into it, a little too much so, prompting Debbie to yell, “If you don’t stop, I’m going to have to tell my mother!” which causes him to immediately retreat.

Back in the locker room, the girls are crestfallen that their jobs are all too low-paying, and when Debbie comes in with 30% of the kitty, they ask her how she got the cash, so she takes off her shirt. The girls are incredulous, “you just shake your tits and they give you money?”

“There’s money to be made here, girls, fast money– we don’t have to do anything that we wouldn’t do with our boyfriends, and they have fun, don’t they? And we’re all virgins here, aren’t we?”

Yeah, right. :-)

So, an above-the-waist prostitution ring is born.

The girls continue laughing and plotting, and they ask one of the girls who is a virgin how she keeps her boyfriend so happy. She asks for a banana and then the movie awkwardly cuts to Christy Ford inventorying candles and then masturbating with said candles. (So, what’d she do with the banana?) Then, Mrs. Hardwick comes in and interrupts, and gently keeps her undressed while Mr. Hardwick comes in all excited with the “earning extra money” schtick and he just whips his cock out. Christy is shocked by this turn of events, but is then turned on by the probing hand of Mrs. Hardwick and the husband’s Hard Wick. (Had to, sorry.)

He nails her missionary as his wife massages around her clit on the couch…

 

 

Congrats to the XRCO Winners!

Congrats to the winners of the 2011 XRCO Awards held at the Hollywood Highlands on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

Best 3D Release

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Cumback

Best Director: Features

Best Director: Non-Features

Best Director: Parody

Best Epic

Best Gonzo Movie

Best Parody: Comedy

Best Parody: Comic Book

Best Parody: Drama

Best Release

Cream Dream of the Year

Female Performer of the Year

Hall of Fame

Mainstream Adult Media Favorite

Male Performer of the Year

MILF Performer of the Year

New Starlet of the Year

New Stud of the Year

Orgasmic Analist of the Year

Orgasmic Oralist of the Year

Superslut of the Year

Unsung Siren of the Year

Unsung Swordsman of the Year

Tonight on Playboy Radio: Blonde Heat (1985)

We were supposed to do this a few weeks back, but got put off, so (finally) tonight on Playboy Radio Night Calls (not sure what time, probably around 7:30-7:45pm eastern, SiriusXM 102), we’ll be discussing Blonde Heat: The Case of the Maltese Dildo, Tim McDonald‘s comic noir.

In 36 BC, Julius Ceaser of Rome, paid trouble to Cleopatra of Egypt, by giving her a jeweled dildo endowed by the high priests with macival erotic powers —- but invading hordes sacked alexandria carrying off this priceless token and the fate of themaltese dildo remains a mystery to this day —-

This is the kind of film that porn did so well — the comic private eye.  John Leslie plays Mark Lowe, a Hollywood Boulevard gumshoe who speaks in the same voiceovers of his ancestors, Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade. We meet Mark as he’s alone in his office, the staff has they day off, and he’s just wrapping up a missing persons case, with his faithful beagle on the couch beside him.

Every noir detecive needs a femme fatale client, and we waste no time meeting Mona La Pierre (Seka), a cool platunum blonde who slips Lowe a “Monroe” (a $5000 bill) to find The Maltese Dildo.  Instead of going into the details of the case in his place of business, Seka insists on having him come out to her house that evening:

MONA: Come to my home this evening, I’ll give you all the information you need to know. Do you need directions to find it?

LOWE: No… I think I can find my way.  What time?

MONA: Let’s say 10:00?

LOWE: (looks over at the dog on the couch) Well,my dog goes to bed at 10:00, can we make it earlier?

MONA: You name the time.

LOWE: 8:37?

And Seka does a dry take as she confirms the time that is really spectacular.  The scene sets up the off-kilter tone and rhythms of the movie perfectly.  If you don’t like the first 3 minutes of the movie, you probably won’t like the rest.

He brings his dog to the bar for a beer and gets his messages from the bartender (Misha Garr), who tells him he needs to see “the boss.”  So he’s off to the back room to see The Boss, a frumpy lady in a housecoat and curlers who just wants a little action (“If it isn’t my favorite dick — both public and private! Mama’s missed you!  Got time for a quickie? Your dick is like a sweet juicy pickle just waiting to have its juices sucked; your balls are like two cherries just ready to be plucked!;your bones are like two fresh cinnamon buns … your cock or your cash, Lowe; you know which I prefer!“)

So he drives up to Mona’s house, past porno theatres playing Memphis Cathouse Blues and Every Which Way She Can and into her driveway.  He waits for her, looking at her pictures (Liberace!?) until she enters. Seka’s line readings are purposefully flat, and we realize within two line readings that she’s channeling Norma Desmond after he points out he now recognizes her as an old porn star, she retorts  “I am still a big star, Mr. Lowe… it’s the cocks that got small.”

After some pleasantries she has drinks delivered by her own Chippendale’s waiter (Chris Chase) and she reveals it to be a potent aphrodisiac and that brings us into our first (and arguably strongest) sex scene. (Before the sex, we learn that she bought the dildo at auction, but it was never delivered, and she needs Lowe to find it).  Dissolve to Lowe sitting naked in an armchair, stroking his cock.  We get a bit of a nice tease as she taunts him while he’s jerking off, and then he says “C’mon… you gotta let me fuck you just a little bit…” and she says “I might let you fuck me” and then we get a good dose of the patented John Leslie dirty talk and then finally, about 14 minutes in, they make sexual contact as Mona slips off  her bra revealing some SERIOUS tan lines across her breasts.  He does what he’s told — sucks her nipples, eats her out, and then finally fucks her on the couch, and then in doggie (while she sips more aphrodesiac) and it ends with him tit fucking her as she jerks him off onto her tits.

He goes to see museum curator Dr. Ana Benninger (René Lovins) and he asks about the dildo and she tells him that he’s not the first guy to look for it in recent weeks, btu she couldn’t help him since “the computers were down” (a nifty scapegoat for 27  years!) and he as he tells her about the dildo, he finds its a real panty dropper of a story as she drops her panties and they’re off —  jerking each other off.  Then he fucks her on the desk, then doggie with her on the desk, and finally she jerks him wildly as she blows him and then he finishes off with a slight drop to her chin.

After his tryst, he stumbles upon Wally (Richard Pacheco) spying on him on behalf of Mr. Glutman (legendary exploitation producer Dave Friedman) and he forces Wally to call his boss on the nearby payphone.  “I don’t have a dime…” Wally says, so Lowe fishes one out.  He put the dime in, waits a beat… “It’s 20 cents…”  (Ah, pay phones!)  Funny stuff this. He goes to meet Glutman who says he wants the Dildo for his collection, since he too paid the same art dealer for the dildo…

He gfoes tback to his office and in walks his secretary, Kate (Gina Carrera), who asks him for a raise as she’s standing on his desk in a short skirt watering plants.  “Why don’t you wear panties?” he asks. “On my salary, who can afford them?” and then they’re fucking on his couch in reverse cowgirl which really shows off Gina’s lithe body.  Then it’s missionary and he jerks off on her bush.

Cut to Billy Dee getting a blowjob in the back of a limo from hooker Ericka Idol and he cums more or less in her mouth as his driver (Jon Martin) looks on.  We don’t know who these characters are, until they burst into Lowe’s office as he’s on his way out to follow a lead about Mr. Glutman. We find out he’s Howie Mann (nee Mendoza) who is now a “bad man” on the Strip and he tries to shake him off the case, to stay away from Mona.

Some more plot happens (can’t give it all away!) and we follow Wally into a tryst with apair of call girls Laurie Smith and Jill Jason. Laurie keeps her pussy to herself and lets Jill do all the fucking, but she sucks Wally off at the end until he cums.  It’s a pretty short scene.

Lowe meets with Glutman and he hears a story about Cleopatra (Joy Cummings) and her handmaiden (Cindy Carver) having some fun together, and then Cleo blows Maximus, her guard (Dan T. Mann) who cums all over her face while she’s being eaten out…

Finally, he runs into Lori Edwards (Angel), some more plot ensues and they end up having a spirited romp on the bed (highlight: she bouncing on his cock as they’re both sitting up on the bed) and then  we see him cum face but no cumshot, so I have to assume by this time, JL was shooting dust…

The movie ends with him snuggling with Angel and musing that “Anything can happen in Hollywood…”

Then there’s a funny little tag “Somewhere in South America…” and the credits roll.

The trailer is told from the point of view of the beagle, Louie Lowe, and it occurs to me only now, that Leslie’s nom de producing, Louis T. Beagle is obviously an homage to his pooch in this movie.

 

Congrats to the XRCO Hall of Famers!

This Thursday, April 12, the X-Rated Critics Organizationwill induct 9 industry folk into their Hall of Fame.

On the performer side, the honorees are: Rhonda Jo PettyVince VouyerJulia AnnJenna Haze, and Jesse Jane

On the production side: Miles Long and Luc Wylder

Lastly, representing the Fifth Estate: Tristan Taormino and Den

I’m happy to be personal friends with two of the honorees and wanted to take a moment to congratulate them…

Luc Wylder was one of the first industry people I ever met, back in the mid-90s at the East Coast Video Show in Atlantic City.  He has been a big supporter of ours from way back in the RAME days, and we’re very excited to see him back in the director’s chair and now, in the Hall of Fame. Luc pioneered the pro-am genre with his Dirty Dancers series, did some great MTV Cribs style work with Adult Stars at Home series and fun travelogues in the Sex Across America series, and this is to say nothing of his B&D work epitomized by his Master’s Choice series. I always worry that Hall of Fame status comes at the end of a career, but I think with his new entries in the Amateur Angels series, he’s put those fears to rest.

Almost 4 years ago to the day (where has the time gone!?) Luc was the first of our IAFD Interviews.

 And I also need to take a moment to say a word or two about my friend and colleague, Den, who is being honored posthumously.  He’s my second friend (the first being IAFD’s co-founder, Peter van Aarle who was honored in 2011) to be accorded such an honor, and if I had a choice, I’d prefer he stay out of the Hall if it meant one more phone call or review…

In the mid-80s, Den produced his own mail-order adult content, being one of the first amateur producers (if not THE first) to shoot on S-VHS.  For his troubles, he got into a legal battle for free speech rights and spent some time in jail for his role in producing adult material.  In 1996, Den founded his site, Cyberspace Adult Video Reviews or CAVR.com.  Every day he diligently watched almost every type of porn imaginable, noting down his observations and publishing them on the web.  He posted more than twenty seven thousand adult movie reviews until he retired from reviewing in April 2011.  Den was easily the most prolific writer of on-line adult film reviews we have seen. A pioneer whose career spanned more than two decades, Den influenced a generation of reviewers and ushered in the era of independent, on-line critics. He was a tireless voice for the industry he loved right up until his passing last year.

Not only was Den a reviewing machine, but he was a giant fan of the industry, and we miss walking around AEE with him; he was like a kid in a candy store.  In an industry where its possble to become jaded very quickly, Den had an enthusiasm for the girls that was unmatched.  If there ever was a reviewer who deserved to be in the Hall of Fame, it’s Den.

As caretaker of his website, I was hoping to accept Den’s award on his behalf, but scheduling conflicts will keep me on the east coast this week.

Congrats to all the honorees.

Logrolling in our time…


Spy Magazine
used to have a feature called “Logrolling in our time…” which would grab book jacket blurbs by authors patting each other on the back via each other’s book jackets:

So, I’m going to do a bit of logrolling and point you to The Dr. Chauntelle Show (iTunes), since she was nice enough to give us a shoutout in her latest episode.

Dr. Chauntelle is (in her own words) “a sociologist specializing in gender and labor issues. She has spent almost ten years researching the adult industry, working to complicate popular understanding of the adult business, its enterprise, and its socio-cultural significance.”  Sounds kinda brainy and dry, sure, but she’s an incredibly charming voice in the porn wilderness.  She looks to dig deeper beyond “what’s your favorite position” in her interviews, and she’s started a podcast where the discusses various topics of the day.

In her most recent episode, she covers the marketing genius of offering to go to a high school prom, the problem with Rick Santorum’s anti-porn stance, and a good primer on the paperwork nightmare that is 2257.

The good Doctor also runs Porn Valley Vantage, which also looks at the industry from a sociological point of view which makes it a nice change of pace from all the news or gossip sites, as it offers some analysis and perspective on the industry and the events happening inside of it, as opposed to dry reporting or salacious speculation.

Lest this sound too nerdy, there are also movie reviews and in-depth interviews (Back Stories, she calls them) and an interesting little section she calls “Shift” where she talks to adult industry persons who have shifted out of adult into another phase of their lives.  It’s a little bit exit interview, and little bit “where are they now.”

So, go check her out… we’ll still be here when you get back. :-)