book review by David Ng
Those of us who regard cinematic porn with snide disdain may learn a thing or two from Babylon Blue, a new book that surveys the entire genre from its crude birth in the late 19th century all the way to its renaissance in the late 1990s. Written with enthusiasm bordering on ecstasy by David Flint, Babylon Blue just manages to "[scratch] the surface of a hugely prolific industry." This is both its curse and saving grace. Thereís information galore, but itís all foreplay. The facts donít culminate to any sort of peak. If anything, Babylon Blue is masturbatory. The author is having all of the fun.
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