Down 28,868 this week

The History of Pornography (1970)

X  |   |  Documentary, Adult, History
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.6/10 from 11 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot


(as Höns Wegmunsen)
0Check in

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The History of Pornography (1970)

The History of Pornography (1970) on IMDb 3.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The History of Pornography.


Cast overview:
Bob Chinn ...
Narrator (voice)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


X | See all certifications »




Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Bob Chinn narrates the film's trailer. See more »


Referenced in New Girl in Town (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Loop carrier pretending to be a documentary
5 October 2011 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Porn pioneer Bob Chinn corrects the balance which has most early porn documentaries (and white coaters) tilted towards boring educational content. He packs as much hardcore sex into THE HISTORY OF PORNOGRAPHY plus some informative narration for those who care.

Best material is nearly complete unspooling of classic stag films, including "El Satario" (over 100 years old now) and the very well-made "The Nun", featuring an attractive stand-in for a '40s Hollywood star.

Reporting how mini-cinemas started the craze of showing split-beaver loops in 1968 after an important Supreme Court ruling that depictions of nudity were not obscene per se, Chinn shows arousing examples of the form, and later has modern soundie stag loops for the fans.

The explicit magazines from Denmark and nostalgic "comic booklets" dating from the '20s to the '50s are recalled, so the film does have some historical basis. But essentially it's porn, not a reference work.

Fans of Suzanne Fields should be warned that she appears for only a second or two, holding a big black dildo.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The History of Pornography (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page