Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol To A Clockwork Orange-- How A Generation Of Pop Rebels Broke All The…

Hardcover | August 19, 2015

byRobert Hofler

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After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in our pop culture: Portnoy's Complaint, Myra Breckinridge, Hair, The Boys in the Band, Midnight Cowboy, Last Tango in Paris, and Deep Throat.

In Sexplosion, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking many of the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these and other controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. During the time the Stonewall Riots were shaking Greenwich Village and Roe v. Wade was making its way to the Supreme Court, a group of daring artists was challenging the status quo and defining the country's concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences upon one another and the rest of entertainment.

Always colorful and often unexpected, Sexplosion is an illuminating account of a generation of sexual provocateurs and the power their works continue to hold decades later.

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After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosionThe six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in our pop culture: Portnoy'...

Robert Hofler has spent more than forty years as an entertainment journalist, having worked as entertainment editor ofLifeand executive editor ofUsmagazine, and most recently atVariety, where he was a theater reporter and senior editor for fifteen years. His nonfiction works include the Henry Willson biography,The Man Who Invented Rock...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.18 inPublished:August 19, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062088343

ISBN - 13:9780062088345

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Robert Hofler knows this topic better than anyone. Sexplosion is a well received study of the fiery, liberating culture that seized audiences from 1968 to ‘73….So take off your 3D glasses and let’s dance into the time tunnel of social tumult and other earthly delights.