The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann 2 Disc Collectors Edition DVD Set - All Time Classic Golden Age Porn Movie Now On DVD
Made in 1975 during the Golden Age of Movie Porn, The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann is one of Radley Metzger's finest works. Brilliantly written and acted, it won acclaim as one of the greatest porn films ever made, and proved that an adult film could equal a mainstream movie in terms of quality, and surpass it hands down in terms of hardcore sex action!
Starring: Barbara Bourbon, Darby Lloyd Rains, Day Jason, Jamie Gillis, Doris Toumarkine, Georgina Spelvin, Lola LaGarce, Eric Edwards, Alan Marlow
Director: Radley Metzger as Henry Paris
Studio: Video X Pix
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Widely considered to be one of the greatest erotic films ever made, and therefore much more than a Golden Age classic, The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann was the first hard core film made by legendary director Radley Metzger, under the alias Henry Paris. In the early days of explicit feature movies, filmmakers were breaking new ground by exploring sexual taboos, expanding sexual boundaries, and seeking new territories to explore.
In 1975, B-movie producer Radley Metzger changed his name to Henry Paris and made his first sexually explicit film. It extended previous boundaries and moved adult films towards the standards of mainstream Hollywood productions. Indeed, The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann is a ground breaking film that can be considered the first big budget porn movie, which demonstrated that in the hands of a great filmmaker, explicit sex could be produced with the glossy Hollywood feel previously lacking. When sleek production values, clever dialogue, excellent music and editing are combined with humor and equalled if not surpassed by the erotic content of the sex, the result is an all time winner.
The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann - Wikipedia: Made during the Golden Age of Porno Chic and released in 1975, Radley Metzger / Henry Paris’sporn movie The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann was instantly acclaimed as a breakthrough achievement with its witty screenplay, stunning cinematography, and expert direction, which proved for the first time that an adult film really could approach the level of a mainstream Hollywood film. Set in Manhattan, the plot of The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann follows the adventures of a private detective (Eric Edwards) who is employed by her workaholic husband Mr Mann (Alan Marlow), to investigate the sexual infidelities of his gorgeous wife Pamela (Barbara Bourbon). He gets more than he bargained for as the well written and expertly played story unfolds. Supporting roles are played by the cream of New York adult film stars including Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, Marc Stevens, Sonny Landham and Darby Lloyd Raines.
Barbara Bourbon Biography: California born Barbara Bourbon spent her first sixteen years living on Indian reservations in the Pauma Valley north of San Diego. After graduating from Fallbrook High, she attended San Marcus Jr. College, San Diego State, and Palomar College where she majored in drama. Barbara Bourbon then moved to Boston for three years where she was a member of the Boston Repertory Company, her well received stage experiences including the lead in nine plays, including Of Mice And Men and Man Of La Mancha. Legitimate film credits included a co-starring role in One Million A.D. with John Carradine and leading roles in five other Hollywood general release feature films, including Francis Ford Coppola’s, The Godfather Part II. Classically trained Barbara Bourbon was persuaded to take the plunge into porn due to the director Radley Metzger’s lofty pedigree, as well as the caliber of the production personnel, including the cinematographer. While she had no inhibitions about appearing naked and performing explicit on-screen sex acts, Barbara Bourbon had previously rejected several offers to appear in porn films, largely because she considered them to be tawdry rip offs, with no real production values. The story line of The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann, plus the opulent sets and eroticism that builds to a credible dramatic climax, enticed her to reveal all and have real penetrative sex for the cameras. Barbara Bourbon will not be remembered for any of her earlier or later performances, but she has certainly gone down in both pornographic and cinematographic histories for her award winning performance in The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann!
It is only right and proper that such a high quality porn film as The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann is graced with such an extraordinary cast. As the title character, striking looking Barbara Bourbon is magnificent, and it is a huge pity that she is now almost forgotten. Sexy, warm and witty, Bourbon really shines as Pamala Mann and its a shame she only appeared in a handful of films before retiring.
The rest of the cast is made up of some of New York's finest including the multi-talented Eric Edwards and Jamie Gillis, plus the iconic Georgina Spelvin, who delivers a very funny and inventive performance as Pamela's friend Linda. Also on hand in supporting roles are Sonny Landham, Darby Lloyd Rains, Marc Stevens, Alan Marlow, Levi Richards and gorgeous Naomi Jason, who is billed as Day Jason. She is a real scene-stealer playing a receptionist dealing with a very particular form of office-harassment.
Trailing the sexy socialite Pamela Mann, inept private detective Frank uncovers all sorts of escalating naughtiness. Having the idea planted in her sexually inquisitive during a dinner conversation concerning Gerard Damiano’s box office porn hit Deep Throat, Pamela Mann decides to go one better than Linda Lovelace by deep throating a random stranger, so long as he is suitably well hung. Enter the very well endowed Marc Stevens, who was picked up by Pamela near Sutton Place with Queensborough Bridge towering over them. For obvious legal reasons, their subsequent sex scene was not shot in public, but in the privacy of a film studio.
Pamela next selflessly supplies her own intimate type social rehabilitation services for happy hooker Georgina Spelvin, in one of the all time great lesbian sex sessions with plenty of pussy slamming and anal fingering, which both women obviously enjoyed. This is followed by a quickie with a moral reformer who happens to be running for mayor and who is about to address a women’s group. This scene is particularly heated because of the hurried nature of their brief coupling, and the genuinely funny comments going on during the women’s group gathering which are heard while the two are frantically fucking. In a case of fortuitous serendipity the recipient of this quickle was one Sonny Landham, who unsuccessfully ran for political office later in life. His main claim to fame was in 2008 wen he described all Arabs as “ragheads” and called on the radio for their genocide.
The drawn-out sequence where Pamela Mann had a gun held to her face as she was forced to fellate Jamie Gillis before being graphically raped in a garage was cut out shortly after the initial theatrical release of the film and was still missing from VCA’s otherwise honorable DVD release. It has been wholly reinstated in Video X Pix’s DVD version of The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann. Coerced into an underground parking lot by a pair of propaganda-spouting revolutionaries, played to the hilt by bad boy Jamie Gillis and the formidable Darby Lloyd Rains, who would later rejoin forces with Radley Metzger on Naked Came The Stranger, Pamela is sexually violated at gunpoint.
Due to its brutality, such a harrowing situation might seem out of place in a film which promotes Pamela Mann’s sexual liberation, until the director cleverly turns the tables with the last act revelation that Pamela’s tormentors are in fact her devoted domestic servants and part of the whole rape set-up. In reality, the adventurous Mann husband and wife team have constructed all of these elaborate sex games to spice up their marriage, hiring a handsome cameraman to capture their escapades on film. Pamela’s seduction of the cameraman, who subsequently refuses all remuneration as he has failed in his assignment, is the final movement of their association.
Brimming with subtle visual and aural jokes in just about every scene, the film’s funniest conceit could be the presence of the female poll-taker who regularly pops up to ask Pamela Mann the most ridiculously long winded political and sociological questions, which are invariably answered by a brisk yes or no), and who explains her role at the film’s end as being to provide some socially redeeming value! Rarely has a pornographer thumbed his nose quite so elegantly at the hypocritical morally upright.
This 2 disc special Collectors Edition of The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann is a landmark re-release in the history of adult film, and a must have DVD set for every serious collector of Golden Age erotica.
Digitally remastered from the original 35mm negative, The Private Afternoons Of Pamela Mann is presented here in its original uncut form for the first time since its original release. In addition, Video-X-Pix presents a very impressive selection of extras, including the unreleased, never-before-seen cool version of the film, the first ever Henry Paris commentary recorded exclusively for this release, plus interviews with cast members, featurettes, archival materials from the vaults of the director, and a color booklet revealing the behind-the-scenes story of the film.
The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann 2 Disc Collectors Edition DVD Set - All Time Classic Golden Age Porn Movie Reissued On High Quality DVD From Video X Pix