Setting the ‘Standard’: ’80s Classics Come to Adult Empire VOD

In the current age of gonzo porn, 4K cameras, HD mastering, and tube sites, it’s easy to forget that adult entertainment didn’t spring fully formed into existence in the 2000s. There’s a vast library of classic films that approach sex in a decidedly different but equally alluring way, movies that appeal to fans both for value in nostalgia and their longstanding ability to deliver erotic excitement. Standard Digital (formerly Standard Video), now available for instant VOD streaming on Adult Empire, boasts an impressive library of adult movies that lay a legitimate claim to being adult film classics. For many porn fans, Standard’s famous Taboo series was their introduction to the world of adult entertainment, retaining a thrill just as compelling as that first glimpse of a Playboy centerfold or the recollection of early intimate experiences.

“[Taboo] is a true adult classic in every sense of the word and that continues to be a title that flies off the shelves,” said Standard Digital’s Steve Stevens at the time of Taboo‘s re-release in 2006. “Anyone who knows adult movies knows about Kay Parker and her amazing performance in Taboo.Nina Hartley, Ginger Lynn and many more also have appeared in the studio’s movies, which present a provocative series of taboo storylines that still can raise eyebrows — and increase temperatures — even in the anything goes “Rule 34” environment of modern erotica. The original Taboo was arguably ahead of its time in some respects, anticipating the flowering of the Family Roleplay genre nearly three decades before it became a mainstay of the industry. It also was one of the first adult films to turn into a franchise, spawning a series of Taboo sequels that continued through the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. The films were discussed in Showtime’s recent documentary, X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time, a testament to their continuing influence.

“This line was without a doubt one of the most controversial and best selling at the same time,” Exile Distribution’s Howard Levine told XBIZ in January. “In the era of VHS, the number one selling tape was Jane Fonda’s Workout. Taboo was number two.”

In addition to the high-profile Taboo movies, the Standard Digital library includes such other well-regarded ’80s classics The Animal In Me and Playing with Fire.

Browse Standard Digital on VOD here.

Taboo Porn Video

The Animal In Me Porn Video

Taboo 5 Porn Video