David Grant

David Grant (1937–1991) sometimes billed as David Hamilton Grant was an English porn producer during the late 1960s and 1970s. Originally a photographer, Grant first entered the film world with Love Variations (1969) a sex education film that was based on a ‘marriage manual’ Grant had photographed/published a year earlier. Grant’s sex film empire grew in the 1970s, he opened up a number of adult cinemas, distributed foreign sex films through his "Oppidan" company, and produced his own British sex comedies (Girls Come First, The Office Party, Under the Bed) that were also filmed in hardcore versions for overseas release. Grant liked to refer to himself as the ‘King of Porn’, or the ‘King of Sexploitation’, people who worked with him however would come to nickname the bearded, diminutive Grant ‘The Poison Dwarf’ or 'The Gnome'. Grant enjoyed giving himself Hitchcock cameos in his own films, as well as personally supervising the hardcore scenes for his films. During the making of The Office Party, Grant got into a furious row with actor Johnny Briggs, after Briggs refused to bare all for the film.


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