Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Ed Wood Summit Podcast #20 by Greg Dziawer and Joe Blevins

Did Ed Wood write Sex Salvation (1975)? The answer may surprise you.

I'm always on the hunt for books written by Edward D. Wood, Jr. in the 1960s and '70s. You never know quite where they'll turn up, which is part of what makes the hunt so fun. A few months back, while I was scanning through some vintage adult paperbacks published by Eros Goldstripe, one title immediately jumped out at me as having been written by Ed Wood: 1975's Sex Salvation, credited to Raoul Woody. Eros Goldstripe was the company behind such Wood paperbacks as Diary of a Transvestite Hooker (1974), Forced Entry (1974), and TV Lust (1977), so it seems likely that they would have handled more of Eddie's work during this era. 

Sex Salvation proved quite a find, and I knew I wanted to share it with other Wood fans. This week on The Ed Wood Summit Podcast, I talked with Joe Blevins about this remarkable novel, which is striking for its graphic depictions of sex and violence as well as its sincere spirituality. Could Sex Salvation be an unknown paperback written by Ed, or maybe even a known paperback that has thus far gone without notice? Tune in to find out!

You can grab your own scan of Sex Salvation for a mere couple of bucks here and draw your own conclusions. Be sure to note your order that The Ed Wood Summit Podcast sent ya!

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