Sympathy for the Devil: Of Two Tales of Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'roll, It Is the Film Made 30 Years Ago That Thrills
Kermode, Mark, New Statesman (1996)
The popularisation of pornography in the early 1970s created two unlikely cult heroes. One was Harry Reems, a passable comic actor who co-starred with Linda Lovelace in the genre-defining hit Deep Throat, and who later retired from porn to redirect his energies into religion and real estate. More notorious was John Holmes, a man blessed with a legendarily lengthy penis, whose fall from stardom became a paradigm for all that was self-destructive about the sex industry. Having enjoyed the high life as the world's premier porn stud in the 1970s. Holmes spiralled into drug addiction and delinquency, and then was arrested (but acquitted) for alleged involvement in a …
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Publication information: Article title: Sympathy for the Devil: Of Two Tales of Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'roll, It Is the Film Made 30 Years Ago That Thrills. Contributors: Kermode, Mark - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 133. Issue: 4687 Publication date: May 10, 2004. Page number: 45. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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