The Devil in Miss Jones was the first skin flick I ever saw and the only one I remember with any tenacity. The star of the film was Marilyn Chambers**, who was a breakthrough 70's porn star. I don't remember much of the sex, but I do remember the people I was watching it with, college buddies I was visiting up at Ohio State. I wondered what the guys were thinking. I remember waiting for something to happen. I remember the ending shot of Miss Jones anguished face as she's condemned to the verge of climax for all eternity.
Marilyn Chambers died on Sunday.
In this 1977 interview, Marilyn's best moments bloom at around the 5 minute mark. She's cute and sexy and impish as well as articulate about sexuality and I daresay ahead of her time (although the interviewer Al Goldstein is beautiful to watch throughout). She strikes me as the sort of woman men want to go to bed with. There is also a timelessness about her.
I've written droves about Porn 2.0, but it doesn't interest me much. After watching this interview, however, I've got to get my hands on some of the vintage stuff. I want to revisit Miss Jones, maybe take a peek Behind the Green Door. I want to listen raptly to the Story of O.
Ciao Marilyn. Viva la blindfolds and ropes.
**Your humble hostess has been duly corrected. One Ms. Georgina Spelvin played Miss Jones, not Marilyn Chambers. Please excuse Miss O'Brien. She's stuck on low tide.