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Hard to Swallow: Hard-Core Pornography on Screen

edited by Claire Hines & Darren Kerr
London ; New York : Wallflower Press, c2012.
9780231162104 (cloth : alk. paper), 0231162103 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780231162135 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0231162138 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780231850155 (ebk.)
"Even in our increasingly sexualized culture, hard-core pornography and the representation of explicit sex is still 'hard to swallow'. This lively and provocative new collection of essays by leading scholars explores screen representations of pornography and sex in a variety of cultural, historical, and critical contexts. Contributions cover a wide range of topics from sex in the multiplex to online alt-porn, from women in stag films to the excesses of extreme pornography, and a variety of contemporary case studies including porn performance, fashion in hard-core, and gay and lesbian pornography."--Page [4] of cover.
  • Introduction: Is hard-core hard to swallow? / Claire Hines and Darren Kerr
  • Part I Turned on : hard-core screen cultures
  • Pornography in the multiplex / Brian McNair
  • Dark side of hard-core : critical documentaries on the sex industry / Karen Boyle
  • Art school sluts : authenticity and the aesthetics of altporn / Feona Attwood
  • Pornogogy : teaching the titillating / Mark Jones and Gerry Carlin
  • Part II Come again? Hard-core in history
  • "White slavery", or the ethnography of "sexworkers" : women in stag films at the Kinsey Archive / Linda Williams
  • Lost in damnation : the progressive potential of Behind the green door / Darren Kerr
  • Limits of pleasure? Max Hardcore and extreme porn / Stephen Maddison
  • Playmates of the Caribbean : taking Hollywood, making hard-core / Claire Hines
  • Part III Fluid exchanges : hard-core forms and aesthetics
  • Fashionably laid : the styling of hard-core / Pamela Church Gibson and Neil Kirkham
  • Shortbus : highbrow hard-core / Beth Johnson
  • Homespun : Finnporn and the meanings of the local / Susanna Paasonen
  • Reel intercourse : doing sex on camera / Clarissa Smith
  • Power bottom : performativity in commercial gay pornographic video / John Mercer
  • Interrogating lesbian pornography : gender, sexual iconography and spectatorship / Rebecca Beirne.
xi, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references, filmography (p. 244-246) and index.
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