THE MITCHELL BROTHERS

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Jim and Artie Mitchell had a lot of claims to fame. They ran a San Francisco strip club/ adult theater/ massage parlor/ live peeps palace that standardized the lap dance.. (Hunter S. Thompson once worked there.) The discovered Marilyn Chambers and made BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR, second only to DEEP THROAT in the early commercial history of the XXX feature film. And, of course, Jim Mitchell shot Artie dead in 1991... the subject of the Emilio Estevez / Charlie Sheen movie RATED X. (Estevez and Sheen are also brothers, despite the different surnames.)

What is less well known is that the Mitchells had artistic aspirations, and dreamed of making the adult film something more. And you know what? Mitchell Brothers movies really are better than average. Jim went to film school before becoming a porn-meister, and some talent shows through in glimpses. BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR is very "real movie." RESURRECTION OF EVE has some real emotional/narrative content. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FLEA was universally recognized as pushing the genre forward toward some sort of legitimacy, and GRAFENBERG SPOT is one of the most technically impeccable American adult productions. (I say American because even the most run-of-the-mill French XXX movie from 1975-1985 is usually of solid B-movie technical quality.) And, like so many eccentric directors, the Mitchells had their artistic Waterloo... the big ambitious movie that just doesn't quite work and bankrupts everybody. (Like Coppola's ONE FROM THE HEART.) In their case, SODOM & GOMORRAH, a trippy sex sci-fi mutation that just kind of wiped them out. After that, Jim used to say, "The only Art in this business is my brother." (The filming of S&G is covered in RATED X) So that's Jim and Artie Mitchell. Despite being some of the grungiest flesh peddlers of their time, they left just a little bit of art behind.  

     

Autobiography Of A Flea  1976  DVD / All Regions

One of the super classy productions the Mitchell Brothers were able to do after the runaway success of Behind the Green Door. "This is the official Mitchell Brothers version - the most complete version sold. Set in 1810. A flea, who inhabiting the pubic hair of a young woman narrates the erotic adventures of his host, including some pretty wild stuff with a couple of lascivious priests who seduce virgins  Full Description >>>
Annette Haven  Jean Jennings           
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Autobiography of a Flea (Arrow)  1976  DVD / All Regions

 DVD $16.98 SALE $8.49

Excellent classic starring Jean Jennings, John Holmes, Paul Thomas, Annette Haven, Joanna Hilden, John Leslie, Dale Meador, Mitch Mandell.  Full Description >>>
Annette Haven  Jean Jennings           
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Behind The Green Door  1972  DVD / All Regions

After DEEP THROAT (also 1972), probably the most famous and historically noteworthy adult film, a star-making role for Marilyn Chambers, and the only XXX film that has a review quote from Saturday Review (!) "It is sex as ritual, sex as fantasy, sex as it could be only in the movies."  Full Description >>>
Marilyn Chambers              
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Behind The Green Door: The Sequel  1986  DVD / All Regions

One and only adult film role for its star, big breasted Missy Manners, who was a former page for a very conservative, anti-porn US Senator (Missy was Artie Mitchell's girlfriend at the time and reportedly demanded to be given the role). Co-directed and featuring Sharon McKnight (non-sex), who went on to earn a Tony nomination, and even appeared in an episode of Seinfeld  Full Description >>>
Marilyn Chambers              
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Grafenberg Spot, The  1985  DVD / All Regions

Highest recommendation. Stunning cast, gorgeous photography, a spectacular sharp looking DVD and some thrilling sexual content. With the excellent photography and the many scenes of manipulation with fingers, you will never see a more beaut  Full Description >>>
Annette Haven  Ginger Lynn  Amber Lynn        
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Resurrection Of Eve  1973  DVD / All Regions

 DVD $23.98 SALE $11.99

A Mitchell Brothers presentation, directed by Artie Mitchell. Decent attempt at "something more" featuring as emotionally complex a story as any adult film. The concept is good, the script isn't the worst, and the acting is well, at least  Full Description >>>
Marilyn Chambers              
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