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Program Information
 Andrew Octopus 
 
 Interview
 Bill Margold, a veteran performer/producer in the adult film industry and a longtime mainstream movie critic, and Andrew Octopus
 Andrew Octopus  
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 Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) 
 Warning: Program may contain strong or potentially offensive language, including possible FCC violations.
Bill Margold shares sometimes-shocking thoughts about the history of X-rated film, what really killed superstar John Holmes, the Max Hardcore obscenity trial, professional sports, mainstream movies, the origins of the HIV virus, a new movie called We Are the World: XXX, and how to simultaneously defend the 'masturbatory catharsis for the masses' and protect the members of the 'family of X'.
This is a serious, in-depth discussion about pornography and other topics; it is not prurient or publicity-seeking.
This interview is over an hour and a half long and is the complete, unedited recording of our conversation. I am going to produce shorter versions which focus on particular topics,
but I wanted to put this out for you hardcore production types to play with.
Bill Margold was of the principals in the Freeman case, a court decision which legalized adult film production in California.
He has been in the industry for over four decades as a performer and producer. He testified before the Meese Commission Hearings during the Reagan administration.
He has worked with all the legends of adult film.
Margold is also a brilliant writer, penning a column called Cinema Seen for the L.A. Xpress which covers mainstream film and other topics.
In addition to protecting the adult film industry from outside enemies, he also battles what might be called its parasites within,
lobbying for tighter control to protect performers, and calling out exploitative producers by name.
Regardless of how you feel about pornography, this interview is a fascinating look at the life of a man who has survived and remained true to himself
in what is undoubtedly one of the world's most ruthless businesses.

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Part 1--History and Thoughts on X-Rated Film  00:38:57  128Kbps mp3
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Part 2--More Thoughs on Family X, plus mainstream film and writing  00:47:41  128Kbps mp3
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Conclusion/End Music  00:05:00  128Kbps mp3
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