“There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South, here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow, here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave… Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind”
For many who fondly remember the “golden age” of adult video in the early 1980s, one star stands out above all: Ginger Lynn. An excellent actress, Lynn made just 75 features, several as the first Vivid Girl, working for the company she helped found. Lynn was the quintessential “girl next door;” a beauty whose sexuality smoldered just below the surface until it exploded on-screen with such famous partners as John Holmes, Jerry Butler, Jamie Gillis and John Leslie, for directors like Bruce Seven, Henri Pachard, Alex deRenzy, Gregory Dark, and Veronica Hart. “I never thought of myself as a star in general,” Ginger said in a 1999 interview. “So to say I am a living legend - I think of myself as Ginger Lynn Allen from Rockford, Illinois; I made some movies, had a great time, and so, the whole star status, the whole ‘legend’ thing is kind of a surprise to me.” In 1986, Ginger moved on to Hollywood, where she had starring roles in the Vice Academy series, in Bound & Gagged: A Love Story, and had lesser parts in a variety of TV shows and movies. But without mega-star status, mainstream work was always hit-and-miss, so in 1999, she decided to return to the industry that still idolized her. “Just because I fuck on film doesn’t mean I can not act,” she said in response to charges that she couldn’t make the grade in Hollywood. “But let’s be realistic here: If Hollywood would have given me Meg Ryan roles, I would not be doing porn again.”
Fiddle Dee Dee I love this movie. It’s one of those classic American tales. The scale it took to make this movie, especially in 1939 (Just the Atlanta fire alone). Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable both deliver superb performances, and despite the fact that she does some petty shit (see India Wilkes) Scarlett O’Hara is a role model for women. She’s a self made business woman who will do anything to save her family. Everything Scarlett goes through just to get to Ashley, to realize that all along she’s loved Rhett, that’s love. It’s a magnetic story (It was the only book I read all the way through Freshman year) You know it’s a good story when even during the Great Depression, it’s the highest grossing movie of all time (with inflation of course). It’s an epic romance that take off amidst a time of social change. Scarlett and Rhett fight through social scrutiny, the Civil War, a miscarriage, and two dead husbands to be with each other. That’s love.
God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me.
I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be
hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or
kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again”