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Bill Osco (born as William Osco) is a film producer and director whose 1970 film Mona was one of the first erotic art films, after the 1969 film Blue Movie by Andy Warhol, to receive a national theatrical release in the United States. The theatrical release of Mona is considered one of the watershed events that helped inaugurate the Golden Age of erotic art films in the United States. The film is one of the paradigms for theatrically released erotic art films.

In 1970, Osco directed the documentary Hollywood Blue with Michael Benveniste (as Mike Lite) and Howard Ziehm and, in the same year, the film Mona. Later, in 1971, Osco produced another erotic art film, Harlot. In 1974, he produced a sci-fi spoof of Flash Gordon, Flesh Gordon. In 1976, Osco produced the musical comedy Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Comedy, which, in a softcore version, received an R-rating from the MPAA. The film was released in mainstream theaters and grossed over $90 million globally. Starting in 1987, Osco directed an additional six movies and shorts, only two of which had erotic themes.

In 2007, an Off-Broadway musical based on his Alice in Wonderland was staged at the Kirk Theatre in New York City. Osco was credited with writing the book. The show was entitled Alice in Wonderland: An Adult Musical Comedy and flyers advertising it were designated "For Mature Audiences Only". The show was set in a trailer park in Weehawken, New Jersey.

See also

The following listing includes directors also known for adult erotic films:




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