Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema (Hardcover)

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By Simon Sheridan, Sue Longhurst (Foreword by), Johnny Vegas (Afterword by)
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This expanded new edition includes an updated filmography, new and previously unpublished interview material, and rare and previously unpublished movie stills


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. Here is the rollicking history of the British softcore sex comedy, from its beginnings in the 1950s with coy nudist-camp flicks such as Naked as Nature Intended, through its boom years with the Confessions series, to its demise following censorship crackdowns and the introduction of home videos in the 1980s. Coaxing the facts from previously reluctant interviewees, Simon Sheridan has compiled the first definitive filmography of this long-overlooked genre, complete with an expanded filmography and rare and previously unpublished stills. The result is the often funny, sometimes tragic, but undeniably revealing story of a bygone era.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781904674221
Publisher: Reynolds & Hearn
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 264