Monday, April 13, 2009

RIP Marilyn Chambers

The Ivory Snow girl-turned-porn performer gave a reasonable account for herself as a mainstream actress playing attractive ambulatory contagion in David Cronenberg's Rabid (1977). But I'd be lying to you if I said she didn't she made a bigger impression on me in the artsy Behind the Green Door (1973) and especially 1980's Insatiable, where the fulfillment of her desires more than lived up to the title. (It's available as a special edition DVD, but I wouldn't look for it at Blockbuster.) You have a talent, you go with it--and she said she felt more exploited in her non-X ventures.

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