Development[ edit ] George Lucasthe director and writer of Star Wars, shown here in He was unsuccessful in pitching his idea to several major Hollywood studios because it was "a little strange". Eventually, Lucas presented the treatment to 20th Century Foxand the film was approved. This is what led to the fun and adventurous tone of the space opera.
Its influence is so great in the entertainment industry that the battles between Beta and VHS, and Blu Ray or HD, were decided by the demands and trends set by porn. Porn actually was instrumental in developing key technologies for the internet, including credit card sales and web video.
Okay, so now that we have established the influence of pornographic materials, what about the people that make it?
All of these people got their start in hardcore, some have crossed over to become mainstream stars, some have become household names for other more notorious reasons, and some are just really, really good at what they do.
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Buy The Other Hollywood: The film features Chambers having sex with an African American actor—a first for feature-length hardcore in the U. Both the porn industry and the public were shocked by the, then-taboo, image of a white woman having sex with a black man.
She made a couple dozen adult films through the 70s and into the 80s. The infamous Ivory Snow box is often strategically placed in her films. After bowing out of porn, Chambers tried to make a comeback with small maintstream roles, and also mounted a very unsuccessful bid for vice-president of the U.
She died of a cerebral hemorrhage in at the age of See the infamous Ivory Snow box here. Her popularity rose quickly, thanks to her good looks and on-screen, shall we say, enthusiasm.
In her first year, she won several adult film awards, and was being called the next Jenna Jameson. She also appears in the seventh season of the popular HBO series, Entourage, where she plays herself and girlfriend to character Vincent Chase.
She began her career in porn with her first hardcore film, in Inshe was elected to the Italian Parliament, in which she served one term until Once elected, she famously and unsuccessfully offered to have sex with Saddam Hussein for the release of his foreign hostages.
During her term, she continued to make hardcore films. While other politicians vehemently deny sexual relations while in office, she was quite open about her antics, and even gave political speeches with one breast exposed.
She also recorded a few songs, one becoming a minor hit. She is now 58, has written her memoirs and is the mother of one son.
By the time she was 18, she had appeared in over adult films, almost all of which were made when she was underage. Once discovered, inthe fallout was huge, costing the porn industry millions.
Distributors and video stores were obliged to pull hundreds of thousands of her videos off shelves, to avoid child pornography charges. Lords was arrested, but with all the media coverage, she became a household name.
Her autobiography was a New York Times bestseller. Today, Lords continues to make mainstream movies, mostly low budget, straight to DVD films. She had a strict religious upbringing and was involved in an accident and contracted Hepititis from a blood transfusion.
While healing, she became involved with Chuck Traynor, whom she later married, then accused of brutal beatings and forcing her to make porn at gunpoint and with threats and drugs.
InLinda was in another major accident and never recovered. She died at the age of She left behind two children from a second marriage. Witness the tragic life of this beautiful cultural icon in the emotionally charged hit film Lovelace at Amazon.
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