XXX auteur David “Pussyman” Christopher delivers a raw account of his career in his new memoir.
What is porn’s “Golden Age?” The general consensus holds that it’s that nebulous time period somewhere between 1978 and 1993, but XXX auteur David Christopher would disagree. The director came up through that period, but to hear him describe it, the Golden Age was anything but.
“The ’70s were great for acting, because everybody wanted to become a legitimate actor… But the filmmaking was not good,” Christopher opined in a recent interview with HUSTLERMagazine.com. “The cameramen didn’t know how to shoot sex. They got all the wrong angles. Seriously. They didn’t know anything!”
Christopher, who achieved his greatest fame in the ’90s as the creator and director of the popular Pussyman video series, spent a whopping 40 years in the XXX trenches, and during that time worked in almost every possible capacity within porn’s confines: actor, director, producer and business partner. To say he’s seen a lot is an understatement.
Much of what Christopher has seen is recollected in his recently released memoir Portrait: 40 Years in Porn, which chronicles his decades of experience in the wild world of adult entertainment.
Why write a book? “I wanted to document what I remembered,” says Christopher. He started writing in 2015. “I was trying to write about the culture of porn. I threw that draft away. It was difficult. We’re talking a 40-year span. What do I include? What do I leave out? Who gets a mention? Who doesn’t?”