'A Labor of Love' peeks behind the scenes of a Chicago porn film

November 1, 2011

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(Photo courtesy of Dan Goldman and Robert Flaxman)
'A Labor of Love' documents the making of a porn film in Chicago in the mid-1970s.

Last week, Eight Forty-Eight looked at the business end of modern pornography by taking the pulse of Playboy Enterprises. Tuesday, Eight Forty-Eight revisited a conversation about some pornography closer to home. Back in 1976, Robert Flaxman and Daniel Goldman released the film A Labor of Love. Labor is not a porn flick, but a documentary about the making of one called The Last Affair. So how did two filmmakers, not at all involved in porn, end up making a documentary about one? Flaxman and Goldman discussed the project with Eight Forty-Eight.