Blue Movie (Paperback)

Terry Southern

Terry Southern is the most profoundly witty writer of our generation.

In Blue Movie, King B. is the Oscar winning director who has filmed everything, Sid Krassman is the producer who has never underestimated the lowest tastes of the American public and Angela Sterling is the sex symbol who wants to do something 'serious'. Together they are determined to film the dirtiest and most expensive pornographic movie ever.
Monstrous egos battle enormous libidos, the Vatican send in their flying God squad and production is moved to Liechtenstein.
Fuelled by drugs, monstrous egos and rampant libidos, Blue Movie is hilarious, wildly erotic and a biting satire on Hollywood; Terry Southern's revenge against the madness of Hollywood which he had already endured for a decade.

Publication date: 30/09/2010


ISBN: 9780285638815

Imprint: Souvenir Press


Reviews for Blue Movie

'Terry Southern is the most profoundly witty writer of our generation.'

Gore Vidal 

'The best Hollywood novel.'

Pauline Kael 

'Terry Southern writes a mean, coolly deliberate, and murderous prose.'

Norman Mailer 

'An authentic artist, a true original.'


Terry Southern

Terry Southern

Terry Southern (May 1, 1924 – October 29, 1995) was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style. Part of the Paris postwar literary movement in the 1950s and a companion to Beat writers in Greenwich Village, Southern was also at the center of Swinging London in the 1960s and helped to change the style and substance of American films in the 1970s. He briefly wrote for Saturday Night Live in the 1980s.

Southern's dark and often absurdist style of satire helped to define the sensibilities of several generations of writers, readers, directors and film goers. He is credited by journalist Tom Wolfe as having invented New Journalism with the publication of "Twirling at Ole Miss" in Esquire in February 1963. Southern's reputation was established with the publication of his comic novels Candy and The Magic Christian and through his gift for writing memorable film dialogue as evident in Dr. Strangelove, The Loved One, The Cincinnati Kid, and The Magic Christian. His work on Easy Rider helped create the independent film movement of the 1970s.