This is a photo from Barbara Nitke's new book American Ecstasy. She documented the "Golden Age" of porn working on adult movie sets in New York during the 1980s.
“It’s hard to imagine now, but back then, there was no Internet, no video cassette players, no DVDs,” Nitke reminisced, "people went out to downtown movie theatres to watch porn movies. We shot them on 35 mm film with big cameras and fairly big crews.
It was a wonderful time in the porn world because we felt we were part of the indie filmmaking world, and that our porn movies could one day be considered mainstream.”
Barbara is also a plaintiff in our lawsuit against the Justice Department (we don't believe the government has a right to censor images of genitals). I love this image.