Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Wood Magazine Odyssey, Part 18 by Greg Dziawer

Things are getting dirty this week.

This series has previously ventured into unsavory territory, discussing Ed Wood's possible involvement writing for pornographic Swedish Erotica magazines in the latter half of the 1970s. This week, it's time to analyze another clipping from such a publication.

Rather than repeating the gory details about this final, sordid phase of Eddie's career, let's allow this text—which accompanied a photo feature in Swedish Erotica Film Review Magazine #2, circa 1977—to do all the talking.

The photos accompanying this text are from the set of a Swedish Erotica short called "Three Way Split" (#60 in this series of loops), featuring the notoriously well-endowed porn star "Long John" Holmes. This 8mm silent film was released with subtitles that are highly characteristic of Ed Wood's style.

Am I implying that Ed wrote this text for Swedish Erotica magazine? More than implying. In fact, I can't imagine the author being anyone else. With Ed Wood being so insanely prolific as a writer, it makes me wonder just how much he wrote in the last few years of his life that went uncredited and may never be properly attributed to him. By this point in his career, he was working exclusively in hardcore pornography during that industry's Golden Age.

Dare I say he was one of its pioneers? More about that in future installments of this series.