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.
Kate Copstick and Jamie Maclean from Erotic Review interview Rosen about the impact of cruder tastes, cheap technology and freely available online videos on the porn business.
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»