Sexplosion

Sexplosion

From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange--how A Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos

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After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in our pop culture: Portnoy's Complaint, Myra Breckinridge, Hair, The Boys in the Band, Midnight Cowboy, Last Tango in Paris, and Deep Throat.

In Sexplosion, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking many of the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these and other controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. During the time the Stonewall Riots were shaking Greenwich Village and Roe v. Wade was making its way to the Supreme Court, a group of daring artists was challenging the status quo and defining the country's concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences upon one another and the rest of entertainment.

Always colorful and often unexpected, Sexplosion is an illuminating account of a generation of sexual provocateurs and the power their works continue to hold decades later.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : itbooks, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062088345
0062088343
Characteristics: xx, 344 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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ChristchurchLib Jun 09, 2014

"This rollicking romp through the origins of sexual expression in popular culture during 1968 and 1973, a time that saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before, places the writers, producers and actors responsible for creating these controversial works within their cultural and social frameworks." History and Current Events June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/5872ef26-ee78-4673-9f21-9a0d3e6eea9a?postId=9d26883e-ee1c-4205-805b-7768108ed9ea

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