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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday Titillation

Indiana University has just opened the Indiana University Cinema to showcase its film collections. 

There's just a little problem:  What should they do with all those 2000 +  stag films?

For you young-uns, we're not talking about deer here.  Stag films were pornographic, mostly underground, films often shown only in private homes and clubs, way before pornography was somewhat legitimized in the USA in the 1970's.

Indiana University owns the Kinsey Collection of films.  Yes, that Dr. Alfred Kinsey who did sexual research for years prior to his death in 1956.  The collection includes over 14,000 films and videos including sex-education and art-house movies and are grouped in the following categories: 

Historical Stag films
Sex Education
Animal Sex Behavior
Swedish Erotica and Art
Pornographic feature films.

The stag films were made from 1920's to 1960's and represents the largest category in the collection.

You can view some film posters of the collection here.


white rabbit said...

Kinsey circumcised himself in the bath.

Don't ask me why...

Red Shoes said...

EYOWWWWWWWWWWWWW, that sounds painful, Rabbit...


white rabbit said...

Shoes - It's a real 'don't try this one at home kids' moment...