Magazine article Screen International

'King of Sexploitation' Stanley Long Dies, Aged 78

Magazine article Screen International

'King of Sexploitation' Stanley Long Dies, Aged 78

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Filmmaker produced a series of hugely successful 'X' certificate movies between 1958 and 1983.

Prolific British exploitation filmmaker Stanley Long has died, aged 78. Long died of natural causes on Monday in Buckinghamshire.

Dubbed the 'King of Sexploitation', Long produced a series of successful 'X' certificate movies between 1958 and 1983 such as Nudist Memories (1959), Take Off Your Clothes and Live (1963) and The Wife Swappers (1969).

Born in London in 1933, Long began his career as a press photographer for Picture Post before a stint with the RAF. Within a couple of years of returing to London, Long's company Stag Films had made over 150 shorts before progressing onto theatrical features. His 1960 documentary West End Jungle, purported to show London prostitutes plying their trade at Piccadilly Circus, was banned by the BBFC and remained without a certificate until 2008, paving the way for provocative films from Long such as London in the Raw (1964) and Primitive London (1965). …

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