Alex de Renzy
- Gender: Male
- Birthday: 1935-08-13
- Day of Death: 2001-06-08 ( 66 years old )
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
- Also Known As: Alex deRenzy / Rex Borsky / Rex Borski / John Silver / Alexander E. de Renzy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Alexander de Renzy (August 13, 1935 – June 8 , 2001) was an American director and producer of pornographic movies. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Alex de Renzy served in the United States Air Force, serving as a Survival Instructor. Back in the United States, he began making documentary films in San Francisco. In October 1969, deRenzy went to Denmark to attend Sex 69, the first porn trade show hosted in Copenhagen after the legalization of adult pornography there. This resulted in his first movie, Pornography in Denmark, which was released the following year. Alex de Renzy not only filmed hot sex scenes, but endeavored to tell a story. He was the editor on Sexual Encounter Group (1970), was cinematographer on seven movies and wrote five screenplays. His production Lady Freaks (1973) introduced porn star legend Annette Haven. His films also include the two 1970s porn classics Babyface (1977) and Pretty Peaches (1978). Another de Renzy discovery was Desireé Cousteau. She won the Adult Film Association of America award in 1978 for ‘Best Actress’ for her starring role in Pretty Peaches and became an international sex star. The plot of Pretty Peaches derives from Voltaire’s literary classic Candide about a naive young woman undergoing a series of hardships which constitute the satire. But de Renzy’s film is more high camp than high art. Peaches contains a notorious enema scene (and for a time censored from the VHS release, restored in Alpha Blue’s DVD release) in which the powerful jet-spray from Cousteau’s hindquarters knocks the administering physician to the bathroom floor, to which Peaches bemoans “I don’t think he could cure anything!” A third actress de Renzy introduced to adult films was Juliet Anderson, better known as “Aunt Peg”. He won the Adult Film Association of America award in 1977 for ‘Best Director’ for ‘Babyface’, and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame. After filming his final story-driven works, ‘Slave to Love’ and ‘Two Women’, d eRenzy reinvented himself as Rex Borsky in 1991. He churned out video quickies, shooting over 200 hardcore videos, with a special emphasis on anal action. With titles like ‘Anal Siege,’ Anal Madness’ and ‘Anal Sluts and Sweethearts,’ it was clear what Rex Borsky’s intentions were. Alex de Renzy suffered a fatal stroke and diabetic attack while in his hotel room in Los Angeles during the production of his last video.
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