MUFF 777




Sexy MUFF
Curated by Nik Vuko


PORNOGRAPHY: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CIVILISATION (2006)
From the Directors of Inside Deep Throat, MUFF brings you an insightful and amusing 3 part documentary showing mans age old fascination with portraying sexuality in all forms of media; sculpture, painting, photographs, film, video and digital. See what archaeologists dug up in the ruins of Pompeii and did not want polite society to be aware of. See how the pious Christians amused themselves with the printing press. See how Hollywood turned 8mm stag films into cinematic epics. In whichever form of media erotica appears censorship soon follows, see how the people who forged the modern European and US film porn industry beat the censorship lobby into submission.

SESSION 1:
THE ROAD TO RUIN

The discovery of explicit artifacts in the ruins of Pompeii created a dilemma for polite society in the 18th century. The solution was a secret museum for gentlemen only.

THE SACRED AND PROFANE
The printing press democratized access to pornography, but also sparked a frenzy to censor sexually explicit material. The censorship battle had begun.
Sunday 9 July 5pm | Pop Shop Gallery

SESSION 2:
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOXY

The invention of moving pictures revolutionized pornography and dramatically expanded its reach. From Stag films to peepshow booths to mainstream porn features, pornography leapt into the mainstream.

THE MECHANICAL EYE
Photography’s universal appeal and facility for realism led to the creation of the porn magazine and a new breed of businessman: the porn dealer.
Sunday 9 July 7pm | Pop Shop Gallery

SESSION 3:
SEX LIVES ON VIDEOTAPE

The advent of video led to the demise of adult cinemas but allowed consumers to become producers as they stepped behind the camera and started recording their own sex lives in the privacy of their own homes.

PORNOTOPIA
In its digital incarnation on the internet, pornography appears to have triumphed and sidestepped all attempts to control it. But can it ever really deliver or do its promised fantasies, remain as elusive as ever?
Monday 10 July 7pm | Pop Shop Gallery



GREAT DIRECTORS OF EROTIC CINEMA

MUFF showcases the works of some legendary erotic directors from the Golden years of Hollywood, when real men had moustaches and women were not silicone enhanced, collagen injected Barbie dolls.

HENRY PARIS (RADLEY METZGER) DOUBLE FEATURE
Well known for his European style softcore erotic films that have been recently released on DVD here in Australia; Lickerish Quartet, Score, Camille 2000, Therese and Isabelle, Radley Metzger, under the pseudonym Henry Paris has made what are considered some of the best adult films to come out during Hollywoods Golden Years of erotica. His films are why they are called the Golden Years, because they could easily have been mistaken for mainstream films of the time.
Monday 10 July 9pm | Pop Shop Gallery

NAKED CAMETHE STRANGER
1975 | 72 mins
This Henry Paris-Radley Metzger film has an unusual origin as a famous literary hoax. 25 editors and journalists at the New York daily newspaper “Newsday” conspired to write the worst novel of all time, then see how far they could drive it up the bestseller lists. To ensure lack of quality, they wrote it by committee. The resulting novel “Naked Came the Stranger” (1969), was an incomprehensible hodgepodge about the sexual adventures of husband-and-wife radio talk show hosts. The authors sent out an attractive woman claiming to be the author to hustle their book on the talk show circuit. After the book became a top-10 bestseller, the conspirators admitted that they were the authors. Five years later, Metzger bought the rights to the book and made this very odd and sometimes funny film which included one of Darby Lloyd Rains’ most memorable weird scenes, masturbating in a stairwell while listening with comical disbelief (through an apartment door) to the innane sexual baby-talk her husband’s mistress gushes during sex. “William and Gillian have the most popular talk-show around, maybe because they talk about sex. But when William starts giving intimate sex advice in his spare time, his lovely wife decides to give him a dose of his own medicine.” Starring Darbi Lloyd Rains, Levi Richaards, Mary Stuart, Alan Marlow, Christine Hutton, Helen Madigan

PRIVATE AFTERNOONS OF PAMELA MANN
1974 | 75 mins
Pamela Mann pretends to be a bored housewife seeking sexual adventures with available men in this feature film. She is followed by a private detective, hired by her husband, who films her every encounter. What the detective and her afternoon liaisons do not know is that she and her husband view these films each evening with great pleasure, as part of their sexual foreplay. Henry Paris does it right! This lavishly produced video has the look and sophistication of a mainstream Hollywood production. In fact, it was the first adult film to show that porn could have Hollywood quality. Everything works! The delightful humor. The professional musical score that enhances the action and enriches the film. An eye-popping creamy collection of some of the most beautiful sex scenes ever put on celluloid.

TINTO BRASS DOUBLE FEATURE
Tinto Brass is the acknowledged king of European erotica. He adores the female ass in the same way that Russ Meyer adores the female breast. He is one of the rare film makers that has turned pornography into erotica. A brilliant cinematographer, he has become renowned for his devotion to feminine sexuality and the female body, Il Maestro as he is known in his native Italy, is revered by thousands of beautiful young women who long to appear in one of his films. He is one of the worlds best erotic film makers.
Sunday 9 July 9pm | Pop Shop Gallery

CHEEKY
2000
Starring the beautiful Russian model, Yuliya Mayarchuk, this film is full of highly-charged eroticism and sensuality. Yuliya, as Carla, looks positively sexy in sheer skirts and revealing tops, in which she is dressed for maybe only fifteen minutes of the entire film. The rest of the time she is pulling her panties off in public, teasing men with glimpses of her cooch, driving her lesbian real estate agent wild with lust, and generally creating an erotic frenzy wherever she goes. She has come to London in search of an apartment for herself and her lover, Matteo, a jealous type who suspects that perhaps Carla hasn’t been as faithful as he imagined. D’uh!

PO BOX TINTO
1995
Tinto Brass has received thousands of unsolicited letters, photos, and videos from female fans over the years, all recounting their most intimate sexual fantasies. In P.O. BOX TINTO BRASS, he reveals many of these exciting and explicit tales of desire on film, giving the viewer plenty of beautiful girls in sensual situations. Highly erotic.

BOB CHINN DOUBLE FEATURE
See the real Dirk Diggler (John Holmes) in the films that made him a household name and that inspired PT Anderson to create the film Boogie Nights! Also see the porn film goddess Seka, from last years MUFF doco, Desperately Seeking Seka, when she was in her prime.
Wednesday 12 July 9pm | Pop Shop Gallery

THE CHINA CAT
A spoof of Charlies Angels and the Maltese Falcon. Follows the adventures of private dick, Johnny Wadd. Assigned a case by speaker phone, a sexy squad of female detectives go undercover trying to get their hands on a priceless jade statuette Wadd possesses. Some of the scenes in this film were re-enacted in Boogie Nights.

BLONDE FIRE
John Holmes reprises his role as Johnny Wadd. This episode in the classic erotic thriller series finds him in exotic South Africa to retrieve a priceless diamond known as the Blonde Fire. Seka makes her totally astonishing blue film debut as an accomplice Wadd acquires in his quest to bring home the diamond. Not knowing who to trust, the man with the 13 inch gun shows an array of sexy women, including an uninhibited belly dancer that a diamond is not the hardest substance on earth.