The Law: Jail for Pornographers?

Despite periodic brouhahas over rulings on pornography, courts rarely jail anyone for peddling or promoting smut. The last defendant of note to do any time was Ralph Ginzburg, who served eight months for the prurient promotion of his magazine Eros. Now, however, three prominent pornicators—an actress, a publisher and a reformed smut merchant—face the threat of prison.

>The performer is Georgina Spelvin, energetic heroine of The Devil in Miss Jones. The movie is a standard little immorality play about a shy girl running graphically amuck in her own hardcore, X-rated fantasies. At last...

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