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Video August, 8 2011

Video | Smut Capital of America at YBCA

Pivotal figures from the sexual counterculture movement of the early 70s discuss San Francisco’s Tenderloin district and the birth of smut in America. Smut Capital of America chronicles San Francisco’s reign as the center of porn production in the U.S. According to Art Babble, “In 1969, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to effectively legalize pornography, hugely boosting its reputation as a boomtown for sex, and eventually opening up the floodgates to the rest of the country.”

The series continues through August 18 with a wide variety of films made during the era.

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