- Paperback: 215 pages
- Publisher: Cleis Press; 2nd edition (May 13, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1573440396
- ISBN-13: 978-1573440394
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Annie Sprinkle: Post-Porn Modernist Paperback – May 13, 1998
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Porn-star-turned-performance-artist Annie Sprinkle presents an illustrated history of her 25-year career, documenting her transformation from ugly duckling to prostitute to porn queen to sexual healer, activist, and educator. Although she began as "an excruciatingly shy girl" selling popcorn at an adult theater showing Deep Throat, her playful and uninhibited nature was soon recognized. When the police closed the theater, she asked a spiritualist friend for a spell that might bring her a new job. "It was my first experience with witchcraft," Sprinkle recalls, "and I didn't really expect it to work. But did it ever! I hit the jackpot. Maybe it was just good luck, but a week later I was working as a prostitute." She was discovered by porn producers soon afterward and went on to make over 200 hardcore films before leaving the industry to develop her own public performances, the most famous of which was her "Public Cervix Announcement," in which she allowed audience members to view her interior using a speculum and a flashlight. Well-written, well-illustrated, and calmly outrageous, Post-Porn Modernist is a great introduction to an American original. --Regina Marler
"Annie Sprinkle gives new meaning to the term 'revolutionary ardor.'" -- The Village Voice
"Sprinkle is a sort of groovy Aphrodite." -- SF Bay Guardian
Annie Sprinkle...gives new meaning to the term revolutionary ardor. -- Village Voice
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A mix of stories, photos and lists ("The Sprinkle Salon Guest Book," "101 Uses for Sex"), Post-Porn Modernist touches on a little of everything: the porn industry, AIDS, art, transexuality, burlesque. The section titled "Erotic Bible Reading" is especially fun. In it, Annie writes of such a reading she gave in which she read from the first book of Genesis. She says her personal favorite line was, "it was gooood."
Annie Sprinkle is a legend in the porn industry, and has used her experiences to further the lovely idea of sex positivity.
And it certainly is "gooooood."