Color Climax Corporation ApS (CCC) is a Danish pornography company founded in 1969. It has its headquarters in Copenhagen. It had been one of the leading producers of European pornography up until the 1990s. Since then CCC has recessed most of its assets, but because its earlier works attract admirers of so-called "classic pornography", CCC still functions today via the Internet.
Color Climax corporation (CCC) began in 1967  with the publication of the porn magazine ColorClimax, despite pornography being illegal in Denmark until 1969.
In 1969 Denmark legalized the production of all kinds of pornography. In the 1970s, CCC began to produce 8 mm pornographic film loops. By the 1980s, video tape had replaced the film loops, sometimes as compilations of previously released material. CCC films usually had a wider range of contents including bestiality (some of them starring Bodil Joensen), she-males, and other content not widely available at the time. Watersports were displayed as conventional sexual acts. By 2004 Color Climax had many popular European filmstars such as Anna Marek, Tove Jensen (stage name Tiny Tove), Rocco Siffredi, Tiffany Towers and John Holmes in their archives on their website.
Color Climax was one of the only large-scale commercial producers of child pornography to openly advertise the fact. It produced the first European commercial child pornography films. From 1969 to 1979, Color Climax was responsible for the relatively large-scale distribution of child pornography. Between 1971 and 1979 the company produced 36 or more 10-minute films for its Lolita series. The films featured young girls, mainly with men, but sometimes with women or other children. The girls were mainly aged 7–11, however some were younger. Titles included Incest Family, Pre-Teen Sex, Sucking Daddy and Child Love. Though participation by such a mainstream studio was unique to Denmark, it generally did not reflect a widespread societal acceptance of child pornography in the country at the time.
CCC was also known for its magazine series with titles such as Color Climax and Rodox. In their day these were regarded as some of the best quality pornographic magazines in Europe. This was the case particularly in the UK, where prior to the year 2000 the sale of hardcore porn was illegal. Before this date some British sex shops sold softcore British magazines in plastic packaging, with a Rodox or Color Climax front cover on the outside. The same shops sometimes sold watered-down reproductions of CCC titles, with any hardcore images removed. CCC magazines presented a wide variety of European and American stars. Photo-sets typically began with the models fully-clothed, and ended with an image of male ejaculation, a storyline shared with other Danish magazines of the period such as Fucking and Con Amore. Many of those photos are still available today via the Color Climax website and also circulate widely (though in violation of copyright) around the Internet via file-sharing networks and other sources. Still photographs from the Lolita film series were also published in Color Climax magazines. By 2006 the company had published over 3,000 different books and magazines with a total of over 140 million editions; 8.5 million films, and almost a million video cassettes.
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