Under the Counter (Book)

Britain’s Trade in Hardcore Pornographic 8mm Films, 1960-1980

Tells the undocumented story of Britain’s trade in 8mm hardcore pornography, exploring how entrepreneurs circumvented obscenity laws to produce and distribute hardcore films. Draws on extensive archival research, including the use of legal records, police files, media reportage, and interviews with those who were involved in the business. 75 illus.

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Under the Counter is a monograph that focuses on the early cultural and economic development of the British post-war illicit trade in hardcore pornographic 8mm films known as rollers when it was a criminal offence to distribute hardcore pornographic material in Britain for monetary gain.
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