In his investigative memoir for Headpress, Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography, New York journalist Robert Rosen recalls his experiences in the adult magazine, film and video industry, analyzing the quick changes in the field in the last thirty years.
In this five-part film, Kate Copstick and Jamie Maclean from Erotic Review magazine interview Rosen about the impact of cruder tastes, cheap technology and freely available online videos on the porn business.
1. Porn Is No Longer About Sex
The shift in popular preference to record-breaking feats of extreme perversion, and how other adult niches are likely to be affected.
2. Reporting on Porn from First-Hand Experience
Robert Rosen recalls his initial experiences in adult entertainment, on both sides of the cameras.
3. The Rise of the Citizen Pornographer
The declining prospects of adult video as a business.
4. Does It Take More Than a Camcorder to Be a Porn Director?
The impact of online video streaming on the adult film industry.
5. An Investigative Memoir in Adult Entertainment
Author Robert Rosen considers the style of Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography.
For sixteen years Robert Rosen worked behind the X-rated scenes of such porn magazines as High Society, Stag, and D-Cup. In Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography, Rosen blows the lid off the lucrative and politically hounded adult industry, providing a darkly engaging account of its tumultuous decades—from the defining Traci Lords scandal and the conception of ‘free’ phone sex to the burgeoning success of smut in cyberspace in the twenty-first century. Buy the book»