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Author Hines, Claire.
Title Hard to Swallow : Hard-Core Pornography on Screen.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2012.

Author Hines, Claire.
Subject Pornographic films.
Pornography -- Social aspects.
Sex in motion pictures.
Mass media and sex.
Sex in mass media.
Gay erotic films.
Sex (Psychology)
Alt Name Kerr, Darren.
Description 1 online resource (495 pages)
Summary 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 pornogra.
Contents Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Dedication; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Is Hard-core Hard to Swallow?; Part 1. Turned On: Hard-core Screen Cultures; 1. Pornography in the Multiplex; 2. The Dark Side of Hard-core: Critical Documentaries on the Sex Industry; 3. Art School Sluts: Authenticity and the Aesthetics of Altporn; 4. Pornogogy: Teaching the Titillating; Part 2. Come Again? Hard-core in History; 5. 'White Slavery', Or the Ethnography of 'Sexworkers': Women in Stag Films at the Kinsey Archive.
6. Lost in Damnation: The Progressive Potential of Behind the Green Door7. The Limits of Pleasure? Max Hardcore and Extreme Porn; 8. Playmates of the Caribbean: Taking Hollywood, Making Hard-core; Part 3. Fluid Exchanges: Hard-core Forms and Aesthetics; 9. Fashionably Laid: The Styling of Hard-core; 10. Shortbus: Highbrow Hard-core; 11. Homespun: Finnporn and the Meanings of the Local; 12. Reel Intercourse: Doing Sex on Camera; 13. Power Bottom: Performativity in Commercial Gay Pornographic Video; 14. Interrogating Lesbian Pornography: Gender, Sexual Iconography and Spectatorship.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780231850155 (electronic bk.)
0231850158 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 861537810
Additional Format Print version: 9780231162135

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