Smut Capital of America

Smut Capital of America is the title of Michael Stabile’s in-progress documentary which chronicles San Francisco’s reign as the center of porn production in the U.S. during the early 70s. Follow the docu-series at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on July 21st 2011. More info & trailer below.

In 1969, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to effectively legalize pornography, hugely boosting our reputation as a boomtown for sex, and eventually opening up the floodgates to the rest of the country. The series begins with a screening/discussion with Stabile and continues through August 18 with a wide variety of films made during the era. All will be presented in their original film formats (not digital transfers).


“Street Walker”

“St. Paul and Act 1 Theater”

“Pornography in Denmark”

http://www.ybca.org/smut-capital-america