Red Shoe Diaries and sex on TV in the 90s. (Erotic 90’s, Part 9)

Red Shoe Diaries and sex on TV in the 90s. (Erotic 90’s, Part 9)

Red Shoe Diaries and sex on TV in the 90s. (Erotic 90’s, Part 9)

You Must Remember This - May 23, 2023 - 1:05:16

While the MPAA’s confusing and hypocritical ratings decisions were leaving filmmakers flummoxed in the early 90s, cable TV was opening up new possibilities for erotic content. Today we will offer a brief history of sex on TV, and then focus on Red Shoe Diaries, the cheesy-but-charming late night softcore soap that was the brainchild of 9 ½ Weeks writers/producers Zalman King and Patricia Knop.

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You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.