Marilyn Chambers (1952-2009)

Two of the earliest pornos I’d seen as a teenager were Behind The Green Door and Insatiable, both starring the one and only Marilyn Chambers. I taped them from copies I’d gotten from a video store down the street from my apartment building — one that didn’t seem to mind renting smut to a kid in his mid-teens and who looked about 4 years younger than he really was. Much of the movie porn floating around the video rental market at the time was the ’70s stuff so a lot of that constitutes my introduction to erotic entertainment, and might have even had a hand in the formation of my ideals pertaining to feminine beauty. There was certainly quite the cast of sin-ematic starlets from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s that ran through my fantasies, including Shauna Grant, Ginger Lynn, Tracy Lords, and others. Among them, Marilyn was certainly a big part of my awakening, and without a doubt a particular favorite of mine during those adolescent moments of — ahem — release. With her recent death, I’m reminded how far the adult film industry has come (so to speak), how sexual values have progressed beyond previous repressions (as it should be), and how Miss Chambers was front and center for all of that. As such, I raise at least one body part of mine in salute to Marilyn, and sadly say that she left this world far too soon. Hail Marilyn!

MSNBC: Adult film star Marilyn Chambers dies at 56

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Matt G. Paradise is Executive Director of Purging Talon, a media company responsible for releasing groundbreaking and often imitated audio, video, print, and Web work since 1993, including the internationally respected Satanic magazine, Not Like Most. Paradise is also a Magister in the Church of Satan and, since the early-1990s, has also done media representative work for the CoS through all major media forms — network television, radio, print publications, and the Internet. He is the author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark, a collection of writings on Satanism; as well as editor of The Book of Satanic Quotations (First and Second Editions). He was also producer and co-host of Terror Transmission, a horror movie commentary podcast; and is currently the producer and host of two podcasts (The Accusation Party and Strange Moments in Cultural History) on The Accusation Network.