TIL I learned that CBS aired Luchino Visconti’s The Damned as a late-night feature in 1972, making it the first X-rated film to air on network television in the US. However, the film was edited down to the point that one network executive joked they should change the title to “The Darned”.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Damned_(1969_film)#Editing

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  1. Oldschool Italian and German porn was fucking buck wild dude. It would be like a legit film by all accounts… then all of a sudden some lady is sucking a dog’s dick. While some other woman watches. Then the shit just carries on… like a film… like that didn’t just fucking happen.

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