Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema

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The British tradition of 'saucy postcard' humour is perhaps best exemplified by the long running Carry On movies. But there is a forgotten cinema of saucier 'X' certificate films. Joan Collins and Joanna Lumley were among those who appeared in such films. Most famously, Robin Askwith, Fiona Richmond and Mary Millington became seventies superstars in movies that put boobs on screen and bums on seats. 

Simon Sheridan traces the history of the British sex film from its coy beginnings in Nudist Paradise through to its boom years with the Confessions series, and its demise in the early eighties. Sheridan compiles the first definitive filmography of the genre, and coaxes facts from previously reclusive and reluctant interviewees.

The story that unfolds is often funny and sometimes tragic, but undeniably revealing. This new edition includes an expanded filmography and previously unpublished interview material and stills. 

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The British tradition of saucy humor—“boobs, bums, and boorish innuendo”—is perhaps best exemplified by the long–running Carry On movies. But there is also a nearly forgotten genre of even saucier X–rated movies. Now, Simon Sheridan traces the history of the British sex film, from its beginnings in such coy nudist–camp flicks as Naked as Nature Intended, through to its boom years with the Confessions series, to its demise following censorship crack–downs and the introduction of home videos in the Eighties. Coaxing the facts from previously reluctant interviewees, Simon Sheridan has compiled the first definitive filmography of this long–overlooked genre.

About the Author:

Simon Sheridan is the author of The Complete Abba, Keeping The British End Up and The A-Z of Children's Television. He is a popular broadcaster on cult and retro culture and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines both in the UK and US. 

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