San Francisco Smut Map - Page 2

SEX ISSUE: A peep at our fair city's filthy-gorgeous history

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"There out to be a plaque on the building," says Bay Area Reporter porn critic John Karr, who went to this bookstore to cruise and flip through dirty magazines. Store owner Roland Boudreaux eventually opened a non-smut operation next door with a connecting doorway so that customers could leave and enter without attracting stares from high-society queens.

9. The Lusty Lady

1033 Kearny

The original Lusty Lady showed 16mm films, but by the early '80s this North Beach smut center had live dancers as well. In 1997, the dancers organized an Exotic Dancers Union to make it the first unionized sex club business in the United States. In 2003, they bought the business, making it a worker-owned cooperative.

10. The Gordon Getty Mansion

2050 Jackson

During the '80s and '90s, this Pacific Heights mansion was the home of smut merchant and Falcon Studios honcho Chuck Holmes, whose name now graces the LGBT community center on Market Street. In the afternoons, he shot gay porn in the basement. In the evenings, he hosted spectacular galas to raise money for visiting politicians.

11. The Armory

1800 Mission Street

Does anyone not realize that this former munitions warehouse now houses an arsenal of dildo-equipped robots and that the National Guard training hall is used to film "Wired Pussy" episodes? Thanks, Kink.com for making sure San Francisco is still known as the Smut Capital of America.

Comments

Yeah porn!

Posted by StevenTorrey on Sep. 21, 2011 @ 7:35 am

Sigh. No mention of the gay male pornfields of SoMa where perhaps 1/3 of economic activity there is generated by by porn production and distribution.

It is a het het het het world.

Posted by marcos on Sep. 21, 2011 @ 7:50 am

@Marcos

To do a true map of this city's smut history would take more than a thumbnail map. From the Outer Limits, a live sex club in the Outer Richmond to the SoMa studios, Raging Stallion, Titan, Falcon, Factory, Hot House. Mr. Pam's porn playhouse on Lafayette. The Nob Hill Cinema on Bush. The North Beach Theater and Big Al's. Highland Labs and Glide Church. Market Street Cinema. Surge Studios. NakedSword.com

This is a select map of a dozen or so of my favorite stories, and places that give a sense of the porn that lies below the historical the surface in San Francisco. And, even more importantly, one's for which I could find an actual address.

Posted by Mike on Sep. 25, 2011 @ 8:05 am

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