Check out these X-rated adult movie posters from the ’60s and ’70s

Racy retro artwork from cinema’s most provocative era.

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Louise Busfield

If there’s one thing the film industry has learned over the years it’s that sex sells. No two eras knew this better than the ’60s and ’70s, when posters weren’t afraid to promote the film’s content with fresh psychedelic designs and screen shots of sexual scenes.

Released this September, and showcasing a selection of vintage movie posters is ‘X-Rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s’. Featuring posters from the likes of Flesh Gordon and Sex Cures the Crazy, the book also touches on the protests against pornography and compares the availability of such films back then to the accessibility of today.

The book reveals the seedy underbelly of the porn industry and how it began to reach new heights, with even its 1970s stars accepted on equal ground with such Hollywood legends as Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson.

‘X-Rated Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s’ by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh is published September 2017 by Reel Art Press.

Published 24 Aug 2017

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