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10 Of The Greatest Vintage Porn Posters Ever (NSFW)

wyatt September 12, 2017 September 20th, 2017

Remember when porno had posters?

There was a time before VHS (a somewhat glorious time) in which porn was a public good, in the most literal fashion. This was when sex was shot on strictly celluloid film, when it was shown in a dark room where you could buy snacks, and when you had to convince people on the sidewalk that your dirty picture was worth seeing.

Picking a seat must have been like picking a urinal. But I don’t know. I wasn’t there.

In the 80’s, with the spread of VHS, porn moved from the theater to your home. You didn’t have to go anywhere, sit next to anyone, buy any concessions, and best of all…you could fucking masturbate. Finally! But the art of the poster started to die, replaced instead with crudely thrown together cover art that often showed much more explicit material than their predecessors. This is because they were never required to be displayed publicly.

Flash forward to today, and porn posters can successfully be described as a thumbnail screenshot of the best part. Maybe your porn is high-tech, and the thumbnail shows screenshots of ALL the best parts. But however the site decides to operate, it could hardly be described as an actual poster. Those just don’t exist anymore.

There was something magical about a poster that sold explicit sex, but in a place that could be viewed by a anyone. There is a real art in selling something explicit without being explicit. It’s a fine line to walk, and posters like the one for “Appetites” illustrates this perfectly. Maybe more than any other medium, it’s limitations defined it’s potential. That’s why they weren’t cool in the 80’s, and that’s why there is nothing cool about them now.

Take our warm digital hand, and let Midnight Pulp lead you through the coolest set of vintage porn poster we could possibly find on our many, many google image searches.