Dad Made Dirty Movies: The Erotic World of Stephen C. Apostolof


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McFarland & Company
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6.8 X 9.8 X 0.4 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Jordan Todorov is a journalist and a filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany who directed Dad Made Dirty Movies (2011), a documentary about Stephen C. Apostolof. He writes for Atlas Obscura--an online compendium of "The World's Wonders, Curiosities, and Esoterica." Joe Blevins is a freelance writer in Arlington Heights, Illinois. His work has appeared in The A.V. Club, Splitsider, Weekly Humorist, and Crooked Marquee, as well as his blog, Dead 2 Rights.


"I enjoyed the hell out of this book. It's just great! Delightfully informative, ripely hilarious--and sleazy! I gobbled up everything on Orgy of the Dead, one of cinema's truly strange masterpieces!"--Filmmaker Guy Maddin
"If you've never heard of Stephen Apostolof (aka A.C. Stephen) buckle in for one hell of a ride that takes readers from Bulgaria to Hollywood where Apostolof made some of the wildest films you've (probably) never seen. Blevins and Todorov have given proper scholarly attention to a pillar of the sexploitation genre!"--Mike White, The Projection Booth
"An unashamed peek behind the faded, and often stained, velvet curtain that separates the shiny gloss of mainstream Hollywood and the smoky backrooms of exploitation cinema."--Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray.
"a great (cult) filmmaker's biography" --Plan 9 Crunch
"Great book. Full of stories and memories from Apostolof's family and friends and those who knew Ed Wood too."--Little Shop of Horrors
"The definitive source of information on this unheralded sexploitation pioneer."--Bookgasm