About Johnny

Yes, I'm trying to quit.
No, it's not my real name!
Well, I wish I could say I grew up pounding the pavements of 42nd Street, experiencing the Grindhouse explosion first-hand. But, alas, as with most things in life, I was a little late. Born in 1977, my first experience with cinematic smut was during those great bunk-bedded sleepovers of my childhood, where my friend and I would raid his father's closet for those big-boxed VHS tapes.

It was through these tapes that I was first introduced to the likes of Ginger Lynn, John Holmes, Annette Haven and Veronica Hart. But, time marches on and the friend moved away, and my smutty film options were decidedly limited. In many ways my childhood was a little sheltered, but I was a curious young lad, and sought out these filmic thrills any way I could.

After years of begging and pleading, we were hooked up with cable television in 1990. In those days, long before the proliferation of American-made, glossy softcore garbage, networks like Showtime, Cinemax and The Movie Channel filled their overnight schedules with Grindhouse favorites from Europe. While my contemporaries were listening to Color Me Badd and Milli Vanilli, I was sneaking out of bed late at night for my "dates" with Laura Gemser, Ajita Wilson and Sylvia Kristel. Yes, I'm gay, but when you're 13 nudity is nudity!

When I was finally able to buy hardcore material on my own, I was appalled at what I saw. The days of good acting, smart dialogue and competent filmmaking seemed to be gone, replaced by big hair and videotape. Had I just imagined the films I had seen as a child? Had my youthful naivety made them more then what they really were? I was staring to think so, until one day I wandered into the dusty "classics" section of our local adult video store...and the memories came flooding back. Seeing the stars of yesteryear again was almost like meeting up with old friends. Thus, an obsession was born.

I started this blog because so many people don't seem to understand the distinction between an "adult film" and "pornography." As I've often said: there is a huge difference between Naked Came the Stranger and Triple Penetration Anal Buttslut Debutante Amputee Shemales #46. I'm just a messenger trying to spread the word. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer here, and I love hearing your comments and suggestions.

See you at the Pussycat!
Johnny Stanwyck