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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Georginas World Inc (March 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615199070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615199078
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Annie Sprinkle on July 2, 2008
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"The Devil..." is heavenly! I'm so thrilled to finally get to read about the life of this amazing, wonderful, sex Goddess and performer. She inspired me greatly, and changed my life forever for the better when I saw her for the first time in the Devil and Miss Jones. Georgina Spelvin has always been in a class by herself, and her book reflects that, because it is too. She generously gives readers a great feel (pun intended) for the Golden Age of porn, and what life and sexuality was like in the 60's/70's for the sexually liberated and talented. This book is also very relevant for today's world. I've read and enjoyed many sex worker autobiographies, and this is certainly one of the best--and perhaps the most sincere and from the heart of them all. Well written too!
Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.--Huge Georgina Spelvin admirer. Porn star turned artist/sexologist.
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This book is a lot of things. It's got a lot of slithery explicit salivating sex in it. It's a sixties book. It's got more good info about how movies are made than most movie books. It's a deep and dark tale of addiction and recovery. And it's a warm family story. Swear to God!
The story of how Georgina got to be a porn star in the first place is really funny. She applied to cater The Devil In Miss Jones, and was asked to do a line reading with one of the men who was auditioning. He wasn't hired, but she was, to star in it. She also did the catering. That's maybe the only time the star of a movie that did this well also did the cooking and washed the dishes. It was a friendly set. The director dried.
Having already dropped out of corporate America and become part of a hippie film commune, Georgina ploughed her money into making socially and politically conscious films. She got slippery for the revolution. How did a nice girl ... you know. Remember it was the `60s. Everybody decided the old values weren't working, dropped back to zero, and tried everything.
I'm glad the stuff I tried wasn't filmed.
The book is fabulous. I've published seven books as an author and edited more than 200. This is one of the best. Really. I can't imagine anyone who is not a Bishop reading it and not having a good time. Hell, the best character in it is Georgina's mother. It's that good.
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Georgina Spelvin writes with a dry wit and humor. She writes as though she's talking to you personally and telling you a really funny and shocking story. Her writing style reminds me of a cross between Mark Twain and D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley's Lover). It's like the down home humor of back fence gossip and cracker barrel stories delivered with a naughty flavor.

When she writes about her sexual escapades, she does so with straightforward honesty and humor that is racy, sensual and erotic without being phony, vulgar or fake. The way she includes her thoughts in various situations, like a written stage whisper, is a real hoot!

And when she talks about the times that are less than rosy, even downright ugly, she does it without pulling any punches, and without looking for pity, thank you so very much! Yet, even then she finds some humor such that you smile as you grimace (that's not easy, let me tell you!)

I have no literary credentials, but I love to read. I loved this book, and I think you will too!
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Michelle Graham was the real name of Georgina Spelvin, which is a theater actor's euphemism when they don't want to use their real name in a production. In 1973 Georgian Spelvin was living in an old warehouse loft in a commune of would-be filmmakers called the Pickle Factory. That name came from the fact the building used to be a pickle factory. When the commune members weren't out demonstrating against the Vietnam War, or trying to end world poverty, or destroy capitalism they were working their tails off trying to break into the legitimate motion picture and/or theatre business.
Georgina had had some success as chorus dancer on Broadway. She was featured in "Guys and Dolls", "Sweet Charity" and was an understudy for the lead in "The Pajama Game."
Georgina went to interview with adult film director Gerard Damiano, who had recently produced one of the most successful porn films of all time--"Deep Throat." She was applying to run the food service providing the meals for a new adult film he was making called "The Devil In Miss Jones." She'd pretty much nailed down that job at a day rate of $25 per day plus food costs. While she was there Gerard (Jerry) was interviewing Harry Reems, the potential lead male in his project. Since she was there, Jerry asked her if she'd read the female lead's dialogue to make it easier for the potential male lead to read his lines.
After the reading Jerry told her she had the cooking job for the $25 per day. He also told her she had the Miss Jones role in the film. She was stunned, but desperate for money to pay the commune's rent, so she accepted. One of the bosses for the film told Jerry that he was crazy to cast Spelvin in the role because she was too old at 32 and was flat chested.
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If you are in search of a tell-all autobiography of adult film star Georgina Spelvin, you will likely walk away disappointed. However, if you are open to reading a tell-all autobiography of the person behind the character, you are in for a worthwhile read.

While the book covers the making of "The Devil & Miss Jones" in rich detail and recounts a few anecdotes from Ms. Spelvin's adult film career, the bulk of the material focuses on her life away from the camera's eye. We learn of her upbringing, career in "legitimate" entertainment, life as a free spirit, battles with alcoholism, and redemption as a healthy and happy retiree. While she never shies away from her adult work and is quite frank when she discusses those times, they are revealed to be no more than a single facet of a colorful life.

In "The Devil Made Me Do It", we are treated to something quite rare in the realm of adult entertainer biographies; the full reveal, the reality of the person behind the fantasy.
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