Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ginger Lynn, Kristara Barrington and the Video Porn Revolution

Two points: first, porn trends have a strong influence on mainstream fashion and culture; second, Ginger Lynn and to a lesser extent Kristara Barrington can be credited with starting many of the trends that are all the rage today.

You see, there was a time when porn actresses were mostly unattractive and the pretty ones, like Annette Haven, didn't do the really nasty stuff that the skanks would do. The classy ones had too much class and the movies they did aspired to artistic quality.

Then Ginger Lynn came along. The thing about Ginger Lynn was that she was beautiful and -- AND -- had group anal sex in pointless, plotless movies. She set a new standard for porn. Ginger Lynn and Kristara Barrington, with their new style no holds barred porn full of blow jobs, facials and anal sex made open sexuality look modern and cool and neither earthy, nor political nor unattractive. They made the case that good girls do.

Today, twenty years later, blow jobs are not considered very risque and are bestowed with increasing casualness by younger and younger women (http://tinyurl.com/zugaz) and anal sex is gaining popularity fast (http://tinyurl.com/b6uh7). Now you know why.

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