You’ve seen the banner ad here for the Pornography: The Secret History of Civilization DVD. Some of our readers already know it’s the six-part documentary series that ran on Channel 4 in the UK. World of Wonder’s landmark series, produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, took six years to make and did some deep probing into the history of porn, from the art of Pompeii to the stuff you’re looking at (and making) these days. For at least 2,000 years, sexual images have been a mainstay of art, literature, and culture and it wasn’t until the Victorians locked it all away in secret museums that the word pornography was coined. Now the series – six shows, five hours – has become available in a two-disc DVD package.
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