A Free Ride , also known as A Grass Sandwich ,  is a stag film of the silent era , considered the earliest extant American hardcore pornographic movie. It depicts a motorist who picks up two women from the roadside and later engages in several sex acts with them. Although most scholars consider A Free Ride a film, some sources claim that it was produced later. The film's director used a pseudonym and the cast remained anonymous. The filming location is not known, although it may have been produced in New Jersey.
The Oldest Known Porno Movie Prominently Features A Car
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One of the most historically significant films in the development of the American cinema is also one of the most mysterious and obscure. Indeed, we have no clue who made this film, where or when it was made, or which actors appeared on camera. And the fact the film survived is a minor miracle, considering that the vast majority of films made during the silent cinema era are considered hopelessly lost. A man in an automobile — a Haynes Model Y Touring Car with the steering wheel on the right-hand side, to be precise — pulls up and offers to give the women a lift. He goes into the bushes, unbuttons his fly and urinates. The man returns to the car and the women then excuse themselves, going into the bushes to pull up their dresses for a pee session. He then offers them a bottle of booze and everyone enjoys a gulp.
A moustachioed wise guy in a Model-T picks up two girls, one of who wears a Mary Pickford wig, along the side of the road, and drives them out to the desert. Parking the car, he goes behind a bush to relieve himself. One girl follows him, and feels compelled to urinate as well. He is taken my seeing her there, crouched over the ground and defenceless, and forces himself on her.
Reportedly the earliest-known US silent stag or pornographic film, A Free Ride includes explicit sex scenes of a wealthy man having sex with two female hitchhikers by the side of the road. Because these kinds of films with increasingly explicit amounts of nudity and sexuality were completely illegal, they were shown in all-male locations like clubs , not in mainstream theaters. View Edit History.