The Sexes: Wonder Woman

What, if anything, gives a blue movie enough "redeeming social value" to keep it from being judged obscene?

That was the main issue in a long Manhattan trial that was adjourned last week to await the judge's verdict. The movie would lead viewers to practice sex with more freedom and pleasure, suggested a psychiatrist. The film was an amusing satire on contemporary sexual mores, said a movie critic. There was nothing new or compelling in these arguments, which have been advanced for many a skin flick in many an obscenity hearing.

This case will...

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