It was directed by Gerard Damiano, whom even French critics would struggle to classify as an auteur. He had been a hairdresser, before making the tediously traditional leap from blow-drying to pornography. The star of the movie was Linda Lovelace, who plays a woman named Linda Lovelace. There is a curious scene, early in the film, during which Linda and her roommate Helen Dolly Sharp , who looks like Rita Moreno with jet lag, sit beside a swimming pool and develop a touch of the Bovarys. I perked up at this point, wondering what alternative enrichment the pair might seek; would Linda try ceramics, perhaps? Could she and Helen tour the great Gothic cathedrals of Western Europe? Sadly, the cure for screwing around turns out to be more screwing around, with the volume turned up.
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In , Moby Dick , Herman Melville's great story about man being all at sea with the the forces of Nature, was banned in Britain — not for any lewd suggestiveness in the title, but because the narrative included inflammatory words such as "underclothes". How times have changed. One hundred and fifty years later, we are now far more familiar and less uncomfortable with sexually explicit material. In Britain in , frank depictions of all manner of couplings have become commonplace in art, film and literature, while expletives abound in our everyday language; cities proudly host sheet billboard posters shouting the word "FCUK" at passers-by — and even the normally demure Vogue uses nipples in its advertising. All these democratisations — some would say vulgarisations — of sex are applauded as a refreshing assault on the prudish claustrophobia of the past.