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You Must Remember This
You Must Remember This
Karina Longworth

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and... more

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Prologue: Porn, Feminism & the folly of NC-17

Erotic 80s began with a prologue about the short lived heyday of the X rating, pornography, and feminism. Erotic 90s... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
1989: sex, lies and videotape: Rob Lowe and James Spader (Erotic 80s Part 12)

American independent film is launched into the mainstream by Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies and videotape, starring James Spader as an... more

21 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
1988: Kevin Costner, Sean Young, No Way Out & Bull Durham (Erotic 80s Part 11)

The 1988 baseball blockbuster Bull Durham confirms Kevin Costner as the ultimate squeaky-clean, all-American heartthrob, building on a sexual persona... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
1987: Fatal Attraction and Dirty Dancing (Erotic 80s Part 10)

The erotic thriller goes commercially mainstream with Fatal Attraction, a film which starts a national conversation about whether or not... more

07 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
1986: 9 ½ Weeks, Mickey Rourke & Zalman King (Erotic 80s Part 9)

Billed as the hottest Hollywood film since Last Tango, 9 ½ Weeks was considered to have missed the mark by... more

31 May 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
1985: Fear Sex. Jagged Edge & AIDS (Erotic 80s Part 8)

Just as the AIDS-related death of Rock Hudson was finally forcing straight people – and Hollywood – to acknowledge that... more

24 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
1984: "Vioporn," Body Double and Crimes of Passion (Erotic 80s Part 7)

In a time of bombastic blockbusters (and Reagan’s re-election), two auteurs defy the norms by releases violent films about sexual... more

17 May 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
1983: MTV Aesthetics, Flashdance and Risky Business (Erotic 80s Part 6)

While the music video was still in its infancy as a cultural phenomenon, two films were released that were accused... more

10 May 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
1982: Teen Sexploitation, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Porky's and The Blue Lagoon (Erotic 80s Part 5)

1982 saw the release of three hit high school-set comedies about sex: Porky’s, The Last American Virgin and Fast Times... more

03 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
1981: Neonoir, Body Heat and Postman Always Rings Twice (Erotic 80s Part 4)

The New Hollywood directors of the late 1960s and 70s were the first generation of Hollywood filmmakers to grow up... more

26 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
You Must Remember This
Prologue: Porn, Feminism & the folly of NC-17
You Must Remember This