There are two edges of pornography. One is the slightly sick-making extreme porn you can only buy from men who look a bit like Jimmy Saville. The other is glimpses of female presenter side-breast on holiday programmes. Marthas Girls falls distinctly closer to the latter extreme; it is a collection of antique pornography from around the turn of the century. Frankly the only people I can imagine getting off on this type of thing are men who wear three piece suits 24 hours a day and smoke a pipe.
It is not, however intended for your cheap masturbatory pleasure. One could almost imagine turning up to the Antiques Roadshow with these pictures and stories that make up the beginning of the porn industry. In that sense they are mildly interesting; though why you would subscribe to see them is beyond me. I’d just tape ‘Wish You Were Here’ instead.