Pornografi – en musical (1971)

“The following movie from 1971 “Pornography” was the first x-rated “musical” to be premiered in Danish cinemas. The title is quite misleading. Other than the cool soundtrack by jazz great Dexter Gordon there is nothing very musical about it. It features 10 hard and softcore short films by photographer and director Ole Ege, shot before and after the liberalization of pornography in 1968-69.
Including such silent Ole Ege gems as: The Dream Girl (1966), Harem, Spanking (1970), The Pornmodel Ilse (1969), The American Girl (1970) and The Jolly Shave (1964), Crazy Strip (1966), Three Lively Girls (1964), Group Sex (1969), Springtime in Tivoli (1969). All the shorts were shot when porn was illegal so there’s an added naughtiness to the proceedings. One thing that’s constant about Ege’s short-films is that none are at all completely tasteless and it’s apparent with his craftsmanship that Ege’s as much an artist as he is a pornographer. Sorry….none of the bonus material described on the box.

FROM THE WEBSITE:
Danish feel-good porn from the roaring 70s!
With specially composed soundtrack by jazz legend Dexter Gordon!
1971 featured porn pioneer Ole Ege Pornography – a collection of erotic short films recorded during the years when pornography was released in Denmark. The reactions were not long in coming: the initiative was hailed by its critics, and the film did smash the Wet Dream Festival in Amsterdam. Today they released porn on a conveyor belt and because the collection is more relevant than ever, not only as a historical document, but as a unique example of a genuine sexual pleasure.
Trivia:

  • Ole Ege broke through as a pinup photographer in the first half of the 60th century, but began to take more daring pictures in that pornography was released in Denmark. In 1971 he made his directorial debut with Pornography and has since become known as the founder of the Museum Erotica in Copenhagen.
  • The music is written by American jazz legend Dexter Gordon. He spent many years in Denmark and did besides writing porn music to become future Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich’s godfather.
    Quickie Reviews:
    “Thank you, then, my needs met.”
    / Herbert Seinthal, Politikken
    “There is genuine horniness!”
    / Ilse Hausgaard, Ekstra Bladet
    “The most honest porn I have seen.” / Knud Schoenberg, Ekstra Bladet
Date: June 20, 2020