Farewell, Marilyn Chambers
Marilyn Chambers was only 56 when she died this past weekend. When she was young, she was an Ivory Snow girl. Squeaky clean and wholesome. Then she was one of the first big porn stars in 1972’s BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR, during that brief period of time in the early 70s when porn actually seemed capable of becoming mainstream. But she didn’t just do porn. She also starred in David Cronenberg’s second film, RABID (1977), a horror classic.
In her later years, she appeared in lots of those softcore movies that air late at night on Cinemax. But she certainly did enough early in her career to make herself an icon in alternative cinema.
We’ll miss you, Marilyn.