The Story of X (1997)

The Story of X
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 23mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords compilation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Chuck Workman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Chuck Workman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nancy Schreiber Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Miachael Messenheimer Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Tom Orsi Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Chuck Workman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chuck Workman Director n/a 2 2000001
Buck Henry Narrator Narration 120790 1000008
Jack Valenti Actor Interviewee 1 1000003
Bernardo Bertolucci Actor Interviewee 1 1000002
Al Goldstein Actor Interviewee 1 1000004
Camille Paglia Actor Interviewee 1 1000005
Dave Friedman Actor Interviewee 1 1000007
Hugh Hefner Actor Interviewee 1 1000006
Russ Meyer Actor Interviewee 1 1000001
Synopsis
The story of X begins with the earliest days of adult film when men peddled stag reels and projectors out of the trunks of their cars. Meet the men behind the camera, such as "King of Sexploitation" Dave Friedman and the preeminent breast man Russ Meyer. Considered pariahs back then, they're now hailed as pioneers in the fight against censorship. "The Story of X" visits the 60's when women's rights, not nudity, became the issue and recounts porn's arrival in Hollywood, led by director Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris." In the 70s, several groundbreaking films including "Behind the Green Door," featuring Marilyn Chambers, and "Deep Throat," featuring Linda Lovelace took the genre to a new level. With the advent of home video in the 80s, adult entertainment became the billion dollar business it is today.