Last fall we alerted you to a documentary in the works about the history of San Francisco as a pioneering capital of porn cinema. That documentary short, Smut Capital of America, by filmmaker Michael Stabile, has since had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and will be part of Frameline this month, screening on June 19 at one of the very same theaters mentioned in the film, the Victoria.
Now, please enjoy this awesome, rare interview clip from the film of Senator Dianne Feinstein who, in case you didn't know, launched her local political career as a concerned housewife who campaigned against the scourge of pornography overtaking S.F. movie houses standing outside the First International Erotic Film Festival at the Presidio Theater in the Marina, in December 1970. Yes, folks, the Marina was once the home of a porn festival. Also, see the Facebook page for the film, where they'll be uploading new clips all next week.