Blue Movieby Terry Southern
“Terry Southern writes a mean, coolly deliberate, and murderous prose.” —Norman Mailer
Take King B., an Oscar-winning director who’s seen (and filmed) everything under the sun, add Sid Krassman, a producer who’s made a fortune catering to the tastes of the American public, and Angela Sterling, a misunderstood sex symbol who’d give anything (and everything) for a chance to do something “serious,” and you get Blue Movie, a hilarious, wildly erotic, and biting satire of Hollywood.
King B. is determined to shoot the dirtiest and most expensive X-rated movie ever made. Displaced to Liechtenstein (which, in order to boost tourism, has negotiated the exclusive rights to show the film for ten years) and fueled by suspiciously rejuvenating vitamin B-12 injections, the set of The Faces of Love is fraught with monstrous egos and enormous libidos—the kind of situation that could only come from the imagination of the irrepressible Terry Southern.
“[Terry Southern] was at once a serious, outrageously understated satirist and a quietly sophomoric Zen comedian; a patriotic anarchist, an existential Texan, a prankster tragedian, a devout nonbeliever and a sunny fatalist.” —The New York Times
“Terry Southern is the most profoundly witty writer of our generation.” —Gore Vidal
“The best pornography book.” —Susie Bright, Shelf Awareness