BOOTLEG FILES 706: “El Sartorio” (1907 Argentine porn film).
LAST SEEN: On YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: I have no idea – maybe in an anthology of old smut flicks.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: The underground nature of early 20th century porn resulted in endless bootlegging.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Not as a standalone, and probably not in a documentary on Argentine cinema.
The most widely seen film produced in Argentina was not one of Leopoldo Torre-Nilson’s political dramas or the Oscar-winning gems “The Official Story” and “The Secret in Their Eyes.” Instead, it is a smutty silent short of a mysterious origin that has gained contemporary notability for being among the oldest surviving examples of pornographic cinema.