XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits

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Bulfinch, Sep 1, 2005 - Photography - 144 pages
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A provocative look at today's leading porn stars combined with insightful, offbeat, and amusing texts by an all-star literary lineup.In todays image-saturated, Internet-savvy world, the subject of pornography is out of the closet and all over the maintream media. XXX: 30 PORN STAR PORTRAITS, by renowned portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, features paired portraits (one clothed and one nude) of the top stars in pornographic film. A cross-section of straight and gay men and women is represented, from porn legends to rising stars. Performers in the book include celebrities such as Jenna Jameson (the leading porn star of our time), Ron Jeremy, and Nina Hartley, as well as fast-rising names like Sunrise Adams, Belladonna, and Chad Hunt. The book includes short essays on the intersection of pornography and culture by a wide range of distinguished writers, from Salman Rushdie to John Malkovich, Nancy Friday to John Waters. XXX is a landmark artistic work that will contribute to the ongoing debate about the pornification of the culture at large.

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Good book but damaged

User Review  - berbie - Overstock.com

Some of the pages and the front cover were slightly dogeared. I was surprised because I thought I was getting a new book not something slightly used. Oh well its a good thing the person I bought it for was more interested in the dirty pictures than the condition of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Overstock.com

This book is a great conversation piececoffee table book for a liberal home. Aside from the naked pictures there are interesting retrospectives from some very impressive authors on the role ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has achieved critical acclaim photographing world leaders and major cultural figures, including presidents, writers, artists, actors, and musicians. He is a contributing photographer at GQ, Index, and Vanity Fair, and his photographs appear regularly in publications worldwide.

Gore Vidal is the author of innumerable novels, plays, screenplays, and a memoir. Two of his novels were the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek, and a collection of his criticism won the National Book Award in 1993.

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