Art or Porn?: Filmmakers Who Tested the Limits

These films were censored for obscenity when they first screened. Now they are shown at museums and on YouTube.

BY Christopher Harrity

August 01 2014 4:00 AM ET

Andy Warhol's Blowjob
Made in 1964 with an uncredited DeVeren Bookwalter as recipient, the camera stays trained on Bookwalter's face as he has various small changes of expression. The unseen act is never revealed. This film was made in the days when Warhol was still often manning the camera. Is it a campy Pop Art joke? Erotic? Or just more Warholian zen emptiness? Regardless it was notorious in its time.



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