SOHO BY SPOTLIGHT by CHRISSIE BENTLEY (aka JENNYS WILLFUL)
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In London in the 1960s, pornography was a man’s world.
Stag films and blue movies were viewed by men, written by men, directed by men and filmed by men. If they hadn’t needed actresses to play a part on camera, it would probably have been made by men as well.
And then a woman came along, and changed that world completely.
This is her story.
The mid-1960s were the golden age of truly underground erotic film making, the last grand flowering of the trade before the progressive liberalization of the arts, the advent of new forms of technology (beginning with the VHS tape), and the mercurial success of the movie Deep Throat transformed a once deeply secretive and self-involved industry into… indeed, a mainstream industry.
Soho By Spotlight returns us to those halcyon days; to a gray and overcast landscape of dirty raincoats and secretive doormen, of darkened club rooms and menacing mobsters; and a square mile of seedy businessmen for whom sex films were made for fun as much as finance – at least by the people on either side of the camera.
It is the semi-fictional, but wholly truthful autobiography of one of the era’s most prolific film-makers – a XXX novella that could double as a confessional text book, but which pulls no punches in either direction.
A gripping adventure littered with powerful sex; a fearless expose shot through with honesty and emotion, then draped by a sheen of fragile, furtive eroticism, Soho By Spotlight tells the story of Elizabeth Clark… the eye behind the lens of some of the best-loved British porn films of the era.
Rarely more than ten minutes in length, resolutely black and white, and determinedly dirty, movies like Little Girl Lost, Tonight At Eight and Satan's Children come to life in these pages. So does the world in which they were made, a world – once again - of dirty raincoats and secretive doormen, of darkened club rooms and menacing mobsters. And sex so hot that it melts the celluloid.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Soho By Spotlight is Chrissie Bentley’s eleventh novel, and her second work to investigate her personal love of erotic cinema – the first,”Pictures Of Lily,” can be found in the Cleis Books anthology Best Women’s Erotica 2011, edited by Violet Blue.
Bentley has been publishing erotica for close to a decade, initially via internet sites such as Ruthies Club and eroticstories.com. Her short stories have appeared in the print anthologies The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica (Robinson Books), Boy Fun, Ultimate Uniforms (both Xcite), Misbehaviour (Black Lace) and more; and in a number of e-book collections too.
She was also creator, compiler and co-editor of the Xcite anthology The Bad Girl’s Sweet Kiss (2010)
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Zev rings a passing Belle
Our evening's hostess, the Pink Galena
Ori in her Glory
Vegas and Jay - bicycle shorts are SO in this year
A sweet and demure little thing who obviously walked into the wrong club altogether
Zev and Cougar ... just great friends
Ask not for whom the Belle tolls...
Cougar and his pet serpent
Jay... no, it isn't Naked Tuesday
Zev and Abby
The view from the front door
Posted by Jenny Swallows at 7:54 PM
Friday, July 29, 2011
For those of you out there who are interested in Google + the new fast growing social network that really does give facebook a run for their money. I have created a G+ Dark Side Clubhouse Circle. If you already have have a G+ account you can add me by doing a people search for
If you don't have a G+ account yet and need an invite send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or drop me an IM in world with your email address and I'll get an invite out to you asap.
Lets get this wonderful new service working for us
Posted by Master Lasher at 3:04 PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The phabulous Phaedra
Kea's back and Galena's front
the Twins... Belle and Kaitie. Can anyone tell the difference? (Clue... not from this angle)
Galena ... both of them
Beth... but it's not Tuesday, sweetie!
Kea shows Wan ... yes, well let's not go there, okay?
Yes, it's that time again...
Time for you to grab your favorite sub and come on down to the dungeon for a night of...
well, a night of WHATEVER!!!!!
Fun new toys for girls and boys
Including... if you're lucky... our latest acquisition
THE PENIS FLY TRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (because why should the girls get all the tentacles?)
Posted by Jenny Swallows at 7:36 PM