Sex Carnival

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ECW Press, 2000 - Social Science - 198 pages
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A whimsical, eye-opening record of one man’s travels into the bold new world of porn. A guide for the uninitiated and the bewildered, a hands-on intro for anyone who wonders why the porno biz has become so mainstream in just the last few years. Brownstein’s global travels take him from watching Tristan and other sex superstars accept their trophies at the annual porn awards ceremony in Las Vegas to witnessing the weekend shopping sprees of Dutch families as the kids push their grocery carts through the biggest sex supermarkets on earth. He takes us from dungeons and dragons pleasure chambers in New York to a different kind of pleasure—the rough trade in Hamburg. And along the way, he stops off to catch some lap-dancing in Montreal and all kinds of unexpected action at the sex bars of Paris. A lively account of our obsession with the business of sex, an odyssey of one man’s encounters with a universe of titillation that is fresh, original, naughty, and very bizarre.

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Exploring sex shops as a 19yr old on the West 4th Street and 7th Avenue in Greenwich Village was an absolute thrill, however reading about them a decade later isn’t. Truthfully, when I picked up this ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Bill Brownstein has been a columnist with the Montreal Gazette since 1983. He was a contributing writer to the bestselling book Montreal's Century, published by the Gazette in 1999. He has written and produced two feature film documentaries, Skating on Thin Ice and Bill Lee: Profile of a Pitcher.

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