Monday, November 16, 2009

Back to Basics with Pulpy Porn

Simple erotic imagery doesn't get old (not for me, anyway). This iconic illustration from Ray Todd's The Horny Hitchhiker is a superb example of pornographic pulp.

As I am currently in production on a new movie in which a (possibly perverted) preacher plays an important part, this Greenleaf oldie is more relevant to my "pulp as a way of life" by-line than ever before.

Since a Pervert Preacher was not enough, the publishers spiced up the pot with some bestiality and bondage.

Is that dog food in the preacher's bucket? And is the holy man offering the gal a little fried chicken before Rover does his business? That's kind of him if he is.

More bestiality rears its furry head.

Has the lady slipped her panties down to entice the dog? Are dogs susceptible to titillation?

If you take a close look at the mutt, it becomes clear that he's not even looking at the woman. He's looking at something outside the picture.

This may explain the need to titillate the four-legged lothario. A vulgar display of bare flesh won't do it for him. On the other hand, a hint of ass will do it.

Before you could advertise your wares on the internet or in a free newspaper, you had to advertise them on a park bench. They weren't called the Good Old Days for nothing.

He's My Loving Beast, not My Lusting Beast or Horny Beast. That implies it's more than just sex for him. He's willing to share the household chores, support his gal, walk down the aisle, andbark "I do!" at the appropriate moment. What a guy.

You need a permit? Is that the permit she's holding?

Beautiful black and white image from Liverpool Press. The publisher's two-tone artwork was always high quality and extremely erotic. They even bothered illustrating backgrounds.

Ray Todd strikes twice in one post. Hot, trashy illustration from another Greenleaf classic.

She gets tortured before she spends her married life torturing him. The "tortured bride" theme was a popular one amongst porn paperback writers. Strangely, it's rarely been explored in realms outside literature.

8 comments:

  1. What IS on that bucket??? It's gonna bug me all day now.

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  2. d -- I'm concerned, too. Trying to figure why he's bringing a bucket to a beasty/S&M/bondage orgy. I still think it could be chicken. Or maybe food for the mutt? "What's in the bucket?" could be the first PhantomofPulp competition topic.

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  3. Sometimes seeing a sexy chick having her knickers pulled down is even more of a turn on than hard-core porn.

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  4. I really like it when you do these posts of old porn books. Brings back a lot of memories of my high school years, when these books were kept in the back room of Jack's Quick Mart.

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  5. That bucket is curious - I can only imagine it's dog food, but why in a bucket and not the can? It definitely looks like fried chicken - maybe fried chicken is the dog's food?

    These novellas are great - I would love to have some of these prints up on my office wall. I especially like "My Loving Beast" (very touching), and "The Town Sluts" is positively strident.

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  6. willy -- no argument there.

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    GG --it puzzles the fuck out of me why the food is in a bucket. Some dogs like fried chicken, I guess. Moreso sexually perverse dogs.

    I'd love the covers up on walls, too. I like "strident".

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  7. You should check out vintagesleaze.com

    I love the novel "S.S. Sadist". Although I've never read it. I feel like I don't need to. It's in my brain already^_^

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  8. X-Ray -- what's Jack got in the back room these days? Might be worth asking.

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    Derek -- I love Vintage Sleaze. I read SS Sadist a long time ago. Can't remember precise details. But, it's just what you think.

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