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The Transsexuals

Movie Poster and Catalog Ad


With the immense success of the home market of erotic films in the 1970s and early 1980s, erotica dealers began offering products for more and more “specialized” tastes.  Within this expanding adult market, transsexuality often was fetishized as an arousing yet bizarre sexual oddity, as demonstrated by the catalog advertisement for The Transsexuals, which combines highly gendered terms such as “Studs with big boobs.”  Catalog or adult bookstore shoppers could also buy other transgender-themed items, such as The Transsexual Phenomenon Vol. II book, which is advertised alongside the film in both the poster and the catalog ad. 

Ad for The Transsexuals in an adult catalog


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