These three films appear together in a 2007 DVD set called the Sex on
42nd Street Collection. Remember when sex was dirty and the air
was clean? That is the period when New York was churning out "one day
wonder" films, and showing them in storefronts on 42nd Street and in
Times Square. Down and dirty sex was a hallmark of the East Coast
productions, and added to the unique erotic ambience by creating
giving viewers the illusion that they
were doing something very naughty. The After Hours Cinema division of AI has
released three such films in this collection, all in pretty good shape
considering the age and origin of the footage.
Pen Pals (1973)
Performers include director Shaun Costello plus Davey Jones, Ashley
Moore, Mary Stuart and John Ashton.
Four pen pals travel to New York to meet up for
the first face-to-face meeting. All are attractive, and the New York
couple which hosts the gathering encourages everyone to have sex. They do. The
motif for this
particular piece is long, lingering blowjobs in close-up. Some
of the music queues had to be removed because they were famous songs
used without permission and without paying royalties. No director's
commentary is necessary on the DVD because the director's comments are heard from time to time
speaking to the actors!
The performers seem like real people, with bandages, zits on their
butts, and less than perfect teeth. The film ends with the director
walking on set in the middle of a sex scene in a leather jacket and
jock strap, flubbing some lines, and cracking the performers up. This
is gritty New York storefront porn at its best.
Certified Mail (1975)
Performed by Lynn Stevens, Mark Stevens, Sandy Foxx, and Ultramax.
Two derelicts grab a female letter carrier, argue over who gets her
from the back, and then rape her. Meanwhile, two karate students
seduce their female instructor. The rape over, the letter carrier
heads to the karate studio, where she joins right in, clearly not
letting a little thing like a rape interfere with her day. After the
dojo orgy, our letter carrier delivers a package and does a young man.
Ultramax does a market delivery boy. Next, the letter carrier delivers
a dildo to Ultramax just in time for a three way. Another hard day for
our letter carrier -- sex with two women and six men all told.
Love-in Maid (1975)
Starring Bobby Astyr, Erica Eaton, Mary Stuart and Cindy West. Director
Two guys advertise for a housekeeper hoping to get a sex partner in
the bargain, and to make a fortune filming adult movies. A suitable
applicant arrives, followed by a census taker. The party starts with
one guy and the maid, and the other guy with the census taker in
different rooms. Then both guys double up on the maid. This leads to a
girl/girl, and finally a four-way. Cut to another day. The two guys
pick up a woman in a park, and the maid seduces an ice cream cart
vender. Then we have an 8 person orgy for the big climax. This film is
most notable for frenetic cutting from establishing shots to extreme
close-up monster shots.
So what we have here is a collection of three vintage New York
grindhouse films from three different directors (presumably) with all natural women
and nearly non-stop sex, including oral, anal, double penetration,
girl/girl, double blow jobs, in other words, about any sex act you can
imagine. If you like public hair so long and thick you could braid it, and sex so nasty you
can almost smell it, this is your thing. The two-disk set includes a
huge trailer vault and a handy booklet talking about the films.
Recommended for lovers of 70s New York porn.