Baltimore or Less honors National Women’s History Month by profiling the remarkable Suzi Suzuki, the San Francisco-based singer and retired adult film star who was featured in one of the most popular episodes of Atomic TV in the late ’90s. Following is a reprint of Tom Warner’s 2007 Accelerated Decrepitude blog post about Ms Suzuki.
A REMEMBRANCE OF PORN STARS PAST
A Journey Down Mammary Lane with My Fave Retired Sex Stars
by Tom Warner (Accelerated Decrepitude, October 2, 2007)
The Internet truly traverses time, its information shifting effortlessly from the present to the past and the future with a few clicks of a mouse. For example, I’ve been reading a lot of Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami‘s work of late, so I Googled him and, inexplicably, came across the name Suzi Suzuki. Yes, that Suzi Suzuki (aka Cherry Blossom), the now retired Japanese pornstar I met years ago at the 1998 East Coast Video Show (ECVS) when Scott “Unpainted” Huffines and I were in Atlantic City to shoot an episode of our defunct public access TV show, Atomic TV.
It’s Cherry Blossom Time
Turns out the Tokyo-born Suzi Suzuki has read every one of Murakami’s books, so she turns up in a Google search (honest, I wasn’t looking up porn when I ran across her name! Well, not this time…). (A Google search also turns up a German music DJ named Suzi Suzuki, which is yet another odd coincidence.) It shouldn’t have surprised me that she was familiar with the quirky writer many call a literary David Lynch, as I remember that Suzi was one of the most intelligent and culturally sophisticated women I had ever met (plus both are considered “outsiders,” Suzi for being an adult film star and Murakami for being a Westernized pop writer living apart from the Tokyo writers clique). For that reason alone, aside from her “body” (34C-24-36) of work, she is my all-time fave pornstar – and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, period.
Continue reading “A Remembrance of Porn Stars Past” at Accelerated Decrepitude.