Production

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
8

The average peep show booth has dimensions of about three by five feet.[2148] The booths are partitioned four-sided cubicles generally made out of wood or plastic.[2149] Often, a bench is built onto one of the walls. On the wall next to the bench is the coin or token-operated box.[2150] A customer places coins or tokens into the box and the movie inside the booth is activated.

If a film is shown, the booth is equipped with a movie projector.[2151] If a video is shown, the peep show booth is wired so that a selected video appears on the television screen.[2152] Sometimes, the video system in the booths is computer operated.[2153] If the peep show involves live performances, there is usually a clear partition between the performer and viewer.

Peep show movies come in eight millimeter, sixteen millimeter or VHS format.[2154] The eight millimeter films do not have sound and are shorter in length than the videos. The movies include homosexual, heterosexual and sadomasochistic sexual activities between two women, coprophilia, bestiality or simulated juvenile sexual activities.[2155]

Notes

  1. Washington, D.C., Hearing, Vol. II, Dennis DeBord, p. 9; Some booths are as large as four feet by eight feet. New York Hearing, Vol. I, Bookstore Operator, p. 127.
  2. Washington, D.C., Vol. II, Dennis DeBord, p. 99.
  3. Id., p. 97.
  4. Id., p. 99.
  5. Id.
  6. New York Hearing, Vol. I, William Kelly, p. 84.
  7. Washington, D.C., Hearing, Vol. II, Dennis DeBord, pp. 97-98.
  8. Id., p. 98