The Devil Made Me Do Itby Georgina Spelvin
In 1973, short on cash and with the rent due, a Peacenik former Broadway Gypsy living in Manhattan's Meat Packing District signed on to cook for the cast and crew of a new film, The Devil in Miss Jones. She soon found herself cast in the lead role, and her legendary erotic performance launched her on a career that would come to define the era of Porn Chic. This is the story of Georgina Spelvin, a poignant and wholly bawdy memoir of her life before and after porn fame, full of riveting anecdotes and marvelous gossip from time spent among the famous and the infamous. With a storyteller's touch, Georgina takes us to the bright lights of Broadway, the glamour of Manhattan's Latin Quarter, the fervor of the Vietnam Era peace movement, and of course, the so-called Golden Age of Porn. Thirty years in the making and five years in the writing, there are more laughs than tears, but no apologies or excuses. It is not a victim's whine, but a romping good read, filled with the colorful details of a road less traveled.
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A vaudevillian spirit, is Georgina Spelvin! And she writes an interesting memoir about her life and career. Another interesting Texan, she starts as a dancer and lives through the 1960s and the growth of adult film through the 1980s. The writing is sincere and sweet, and she obviously tries to be good to her fellow man. Interestingly for a book about an adult star's film life, it doesn't wallow in the bedroom. Good stories, interesting person, and it's an easy read.
I enjoyed this memoir and found the author to be quite humorous. It's a pretty quick read. My only disappointment is not knowing more about her suicide attempts and what her family thought of her career choice.
I was very curious about this book because I've been a fan of Georgina's for a long time. She is bar none the best actress ever to appear in adult films and this autobiography shows her to be a master storyteller as well. The pages fly by as she recounts the making of the 1973 adult classic (and made me go back to watch it again for all the little details she brought to light), her childhood, her early stage career and the alcoholism that she ultimately conquered in 1980. I can't the buillion and vodka combo she used to calm herself during stripping jobs out of my head.