Sex in the Movies:
A Short Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries

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Journal articles
Gays and Lesbians in Motion Pictures
Women in Film and TV


Adams, Parveen.
"Of female bondage." In:Between feminism and psychoanalysis / edited by Teresa Brennan. London; New York: Routledge, 1989.
Moffitt BF175.4.F45.B47 1989

Atkins, Thomas R.
Sexuality in the movies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, [1975]
Main: PN1995.9.S45 A81 1975; Storage Info: C 2 986 981
Moffitt: PN1995.9.S45 A81 1975

Bateman, Geoffrey W.
"Pornographic Film and Video: Transsexual." In: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture

Berenstein, Rhona J.
Attack of the leading ladies: gender, sexuality, and spectatorship in classic horror cinema. New York: Columbia University Press, c1996.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 B48 1996; UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 B48 1996

Bier, Christophe.
Censure-moi: histoire du classement X en France / Christophe Bier. Paris: Esprit frappeur, 2000. Series title: Esprit frappeur (Series); no 88.
UCB Main PN1995.65.F8 B5 2000

The Body's perilous pleasures: dangerous desires and contemporary culture /
Editor, Michelle Aaron. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, c1999.
UCB Main PN1995.9.B62 B63 1999

Boyreau, Jacques.
Trash: the graphic genius of Xploitation movie posters San Francisco: Chronicle Books, c2002.
UCB Main PN1995.9.P5 B69 2002;

Briggs, Joe Bob.
Profoundly erotic : sexy movies that changed history New York : Universe, c2005.
PFA : PN1995.9.S45 B69 2005
MAIN: PN1995.9.S45 B75 2005

Bright, Susie
Susie Bright's sexual reality: a virtual sex world reader. 1st ed. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Cleis Press, c1992.
Main Stack HQ18.U5.B75 1992

Brode, Douglas
Sinema : erotic adventures in film New York : Citadel ; Partridge Green : Biblios, 2002.
Main StackMAIN: PN1995.9.S45 B76 2002

Butler, Judith P.
Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity / Judith Butler. New York: Routledge, c1999.
Educ/Psych HQ1154.B88 1999
Grad Svcs HQ1154.B88 1999 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack HQ1154.B88 1999 >
Califia, Pat.
Public sex: the culture of radical sex / Pat Califia. 2nd ed San Francisco: Cleis Press, c2000.
Main Stack HQ76.3.U5.C354 2000

Cante, Rich. Restivo, Angelo.
"The Voice of Pornography: Tracking the Subject Through the Sonic Spaces of Gay Male Moving-Image Pornography." In: Keyframes: popular cinema and cultural studies / edited by Matthew Tinkcom and Amy Villarejo. pp: 207-27. London; New York: Routledge, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.K49 2001

Carnal knowledge: essays on the flesh, sex, and sexuality in Hispanicletters and film
Pamela Bacarisse, editor. Pittsburgh: Ediciones Tres Rios, [1991?].
UCB Main PQ7081.A1 C37 1993

Case, Sue-Ellen.
"Toward a Butch-Femme Aesthetic." In: Making a spectacle: feminist essays on contemporary women's theatre / Lynda Hart, editor. pp: 282-299. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1989. Women and culture series.
Main Stack PS338.W6.M31 1989
Moffitt PS338.W6.M31 1989

Clark, Randall.
At a theater or drive-in near you: the history, culture, and politics of the American exploitation film. New York: Garland Pub., 1995.
Main: PN1995.9.S284 C63 1995
Moffitt: PN1995.9.S284 C63 1995

Clover, Carol J.
Men, women, and chain saws: gender in the modern horror film / by Carol J. Clover. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1992.
UCB Grad Svcs PN1995.9.H6 C53 1992
UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 C53 1992 *c2 copies
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 C53 1992

Davies, Jude.
Gender, ethnicity and sexuality in contemporary American film. Edinburgh: Keele University Press, 1997.
Main PN1995.9.M64 D38 1997

De Grazia, Edward
Girls lean back everywhere: the law of obscenity and the assault on genius / Edward de Grazia. 1st ed. N.Y.: Random House, c1992.
Main Stack KF4775.D44 1992
Moffitt KF4775.D44 1992

De Lauretis, Teresa.
The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire /Teresa de Lauretis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1994.
Main Stack HQ75.5.D45 1994

Denisoff, Dennis
Sexual visuality from literature to film, 1850-1950 New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
MAIN: PR878.S49 D46 2004

Dennis, Kelly.
"Playing with Herself: Feminine Sexuality and Aesthetic Indifference." In: Solitary pleasures: the historical, literary, and artistic discourses of autoeroticism / edited by Paula Bennett, Vernon ... New York: Routledge, 1995.
Main Stack HQ447.S73 1995

Doherty, Thomas Patrick.
Pre-code Hollywood: sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934 New York: Columbia University Press, c1999.
Main PN1995.62 .D65 1999

Durgnat, Raymond.
Eros in the cinema. London, Calder & Boyars, 1966.
Main: PN1995.5 .D8 1966

Durgnat, Raymond.
Sexual alienation in the cinema. London: Studio Vista, 1972.
Main: PN1995.9.S45 D8

Eberwein, Robert T.
Sex ed: film, video, and the framework of desire. Eberwein. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c1999.
Main HQ56 .E19 1999

Elias, James.
"A view of film and video as a genre." In: Porn 101: eroticism, pornography, and the First Amendment / edited by James Elias ... [et al.]. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1999.
Main Stack HQ472.U6.P67 1999

Enns, Anthony
"Sexual imagery and the space of love." In: Sexual rhetoric : media perspectives on sexuality, gender, and identity / edited by Meta G. Carstarphen and Susan C. Zavoina. p. 257-68 Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999. Contributions to the study of mass media and communications ; no. 57
Main Stack P96.S45.S49 1999

Eros in the mind's eye: sexuality and the fantastic in art and film. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, c1986.
PN1995.9.S45 E681 1986
Moffitt: PN1995.9.S45 E68 1986

Film Conference of Kent State University (2nd: 1984) Sex and love in motion pictures: proceedings of the Second Annual Film Conference of Kent State University, April 11, 1984
Edited by Douglas Radcliff-Umstead. [Kent, Ohio]: Romance Languages Dept., Kent State University, c1984.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S45 F551 1984

Flesh and blood: the National Society of Film Critics on sex, violence, and censorship. San Francisco: Mercury House, c1995.
Main: PN1995 .F56 1995
Moffitt: PN1995 .F56 1995

Flint, David.
Babylon blue: an illustrated history of adult cinema. [London]: Creation, 1999.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S45 F57 1999 Main Desk Collection

Ford, Luke.
A history of X: 100 years of sex in film. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1999.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S45 F67 1999

Forgacs, David
"Sex in the Cinema: Regulation and Transgression in Italian Films, 1930-1943." In: Re-viewing fascism : Italian cinema, 1922-1943 / edited by Jacqueline Reich and Piero Garofalo. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2002.
Main Stack PN1993.5.I88.R45 2002

Frank, Sam.
Sex in the movies. Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, c1986.
Main: PN1995.9.S45 F731 1986;

Frasier, David K.
Russ Meyer--the life and films: a biography and a comprehensive, illustrated, and annotated filmography and bibliography. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c1990.
Main: PN1998.3.M49 F7 1990

Fung, Richard.
"Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn." In: How do I look?: queer film and video / edited by the Bad Object-Choices. Seattle: Bay Press, 1991.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.H69 1991
Moffitt PN1995.9.H55.H69 1991

Fung, Richard.
"Shortcomings: Questions about Pornography as Pedagogy." In: Queer Looks: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Film and Video / editors Martha Gever, Pratibha Parmar, John Greyson. pp: 355-67. New York: Routledge, 1993.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.Q4 1993
Moffitt PN1995.9.H55.Q4 1993

Gibson, Pamela Church (ed.). Gibson, Roma (ed.).
Dirty Looks: Women, Pornography, Power London: BFI Publishing, 1993.
Main Stack HQ471.D57 1993
Moffitt HQ471.D57 1993

Gorfinkel, Elena.
"Radley Metzger's 'Elegant Arousal': Taste, Aesthetic Distinction and Sexploitation." In: Underground U.S.A. : filmmaking beyond the Hollywood canon / edited by Xavier Mendik & Steven Jay Schneider. pp: 26-39. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2002. AlterImage.
Main StackPN1995.9.E96.U34 2002

Hentges, Sarah
"Negotiating sex and sexuality." In: Pictures of girlhood : modern female adolescence on film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.
PFA PN1995.9.G57.H36 2006
MAIN: Ordered for Main Stack

Hogan, David.
Dark romance: sexuality in the horror film. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1986.
Main: PN1995.9.H6 H591 1986
Moffitt: PN1995.9.H6 H59 1986

Hsing, Chun.
Reversing the lens : ethnicity, race, gender, and sexuality through film Boulder : University Press of Colorado, c2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.M56 X56 2003
BANC: PN1995.9.M56 X56 2003; Storage Info: W 189 073 Non-circulating; may be used only in The Bancroft Library.

Hunter, Jack.
Eros in hell: sex, blood and madness in Japanese cinema. London; San Francisco: Creation Books, c1998.
Main: PN1993.5.J3 H85 1998

Jacobs, Lea.
The wages of sin: censorship and the fallen woman film, 1928-1942 Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, c1991.
Main PN1995.62 .J3 1991

Indiana, Gary
"The sex factory." In: Let it bleed : essays, 1985-1995 / Gary Indiana. p. 153-76. New York, N.Y. : High Risk Books/Serpent's Tail, c1996.
Main Stack PS3559.N335.L48 1996
Moffitt PS3559.N335.L48 1996

Jackson, Earl
Strategies of deviance: studies in gay male representation / Earl Jackson, Jr. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1995. Theories of representation and difference. Electronic location:
UC users only
Main Stack HQ76.J3 1995

James, David E.
"Hardcore: cultural resistance in the postmodern." In: Film quarterly : forty years--a selection / edited by Brian Henderson and Ann Martin, with Lee Amazonas. p. 224-38. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1999.
Main Stack PN1994.F439135 1999
Morrison Rm PN1994.F439135 1999

James, Darius.
That's blaxploitation!: roots of the baadasssss 'tude (rated X by an all-whyte jury) New York: St. Martin's Griffin, c1995.
Main: PN1995.9.N4 J35 1995

James, David E.
"Hardcore: cultural resistance in the postmodern." In: Film quarterly: forty years, a selection / edited by Brian Henderson and Ann Martin, with Lee Amazonas. p. 224-38. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1999.
UCB Main PN1994 .F439135 1999
UCB Morrison PN1994 .F439135 1999

Johnson, Eithne
"The "coloscopic" film and the "beaver" film: scientific and pornographic scenes of female sexual responsiveness." In: Swinging single: representing sexuality in the 1960s / Hilary Radner and Moya Luckett, editors. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1999.
Main Stack HQ18.U5.S95 1999

Juffer, Jane, 1962-
At home with pornography: women, sex, and everyday life / Jane Juffer. New York: New York University Press, c1998.
Main Stack HQ471.J83 1998

Kendrick, Walter M.
The secret museum: pornography in modern culture / Walter Kendrick. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1996.
Grad Svcs HQ471.K45 1996
Main Stack HQ471.K451 1987 [earlier edition
Moffitt HQ471.K45 1987 [earlier edition]

Kipnis, Laura.
Bound and gagged: pornography and the politics of fantasy in America / Laura Kipnis. 1st ed. New York: Grove Press, c1996.
Main Stack HQ472.U6.K56 1996
Moffitt HQ472.U6.K56 1996

Kipnis, Laura.
"Pornography." In: The Oxford guide to film studies / edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson; consultant editors, Richard Dyer, E. Ann . Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Main Stack PN1995.O93 1998

Kipnis, Laura.
"Pornography." In: Film studies: critical approaches / edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson; consultant editors Richard Dyer, E. A.. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Main Stack PN1994.F439138 2000

Koch, S.
"Blow-job and pornography." In: Movies and methods: an anthology / edited by Bill Nichols. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1976
Main Stack PN1994.M71 Library has: v.1-2 (1976-1985)

Koenigil, Mark.
Movies in society (sex, crime, and censorship) [1st ed.]. New York R. Speller [1962].
UCB Main PN1994 .K64

Koestenbaum, Wayne.
Cleavage: essays on sex, stars, and aesthetics / Wayne Koestenbaum. 1st ed. New York: Ballantine Books, 2000.
Main Stack PS3561.O349.C58 2000

Koestenbaum, Wayne.
Andy Warhol / Wayne Koestenbaum. New York: Viking, 2001. Penguin lives series.
Main Stack N6537.W28.K64 2001
Morrison Rm N6537.W28.K64 2001

Kroker, Arthur and Dorland, Michael
"Panic cinema: sex in the age of the hyperreal." In: Crisis cinema: the apocalyptic idea in postmodern narrative film / edited by Christopher Sharrett. Washington, D.C.: Maisonneuve Press, 1993. PostModernPositions; v. 6.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.C75 1993 Sex and the cinema / <2006> Author: Krzywinska, Tanya. Published: London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006. Location(s): MAIN: PN1995.9.S45 K79 2006; PFA : PN1995.9.S45 K79

Kuhn, Annette.
Cinema, censorship, and sexuality, 1909-1925 London; New York: Routledge, 1988.
Main: PN1995.65.G7 K84 1988

Kuhn, Annette.
The power of the image: essays on representation and sexuality / Annette Kuhn. London; Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.
UCB Main PN1995.9.W6 K79 1985
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 K79 1985 *c2 copies

Leach, Michael.
I know it when I see it: pornography, violence, and public sensitivity. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, [1975]
Main: PN1995.9.S45 .L41

Lenne, Gerard.
Sex on the screen: eroticism in film. Translated from the French by D. Jacobs. 1st ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, c1985.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S45 L4613 1985

Lewallen, Avis
"Lace: pornography for women?" In: The Female gaze : women as viewers of popular culture / edited by Lorraine Gamman and Margaret Marshment. p. 86-101. Seattle : Real Comet Press, 1989
Moffitt HQ1233.F46 1989

Limbacher, James L.
Sexuality in world cinema / by James L. Limbacher. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983.
Main PN1995.9.S45 L56 1983 v.1-2 (1983)

Loughlin, Gerard.
Alien sex : the body and desire in cinema and theology Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
MAIN: BT741.3 .L68 2004
Table of contents

MacDonald, Scott.
"Confessions of a feminist porn watcher." In: Film quarterly: forty years, a selection / edited by Brian Henderson and Ann Martin, with Lee Amazonas. p. 190-202. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1999.
UCB Main PN1994 .F439135 1999
UCB Morrison PN1994 .F439135 1999

Malone, Michael.
Heroes of Eros: male sexuality in the movies. 1st ed. New York: Dutton, c1979.
Main PN1995.9.M46 .M3 1979
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.M46 .M3 1979

McCumber, David.
X-rated: the Mitchell brothers: a true story of sex, money, and death / David McCumber. New York: Simon & Schuster, c1992.
Main Stack HV6248.M62.M33 1992

MacDonald, Scott
"Confessions of a feminist porn watcher." In: Film quarterly : forty years--a selection / edited by Brian Henderson and Ann Martin, with Lee Amazonas.p. 190-202 Berkeley : University of California Press, c1999.
Main Stack PN1994.F439135 1999
Morrison Rm PN1994.F439135 1999

McDonough, Jimmy.
The ghastly one: the sex-gore netherworld of filmmaker Andy Milligan. 1st ed. Chicago: A Cappella, c2001.
Main PN1998.3.M555 M49 2001

Mellen, Joan.
Women and their sexuality in the new film. New York, Horizon Press [1974, c1973]
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 M4

Men confront pornography
Edited by Michael S. Kimmel. 1st ed. New York: Crown Publishers, c1990.
Main Stack HQ471.M46 1990

Mercer, Kobena.
"Skin Head Sex Thing: Racial Difference and the Homoerotic Imaginary." In: How do I look?: queer film and video / edited by the Bad Object-Choices. pp: 169-222. Seattle: Bay Press, 1991.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.H69 1991
Moffitt PN1995.9.H55.H69 1991

Merck, Mandy.
Perversions: deviant readings / by Mandy Merck. New York: Routledge, 1993.
Main Stack HQ71.M45 1993

Merkin, Daphne
"Now, voyeur: the erotic life of movies." In: Dreaming of Hitler : passions & provocations / Daphne Merkin. 1st Harvest ed. p. 15-25. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1999. (Series: A Harvest book)
Main Stack PS3563.E7412.D74 1999

Moon, Michael
"Outlaw sex and the "search for America": representing male prostitution and perverse desire in sixties film (My hustler and Midnight cowboy)" In: A small boy and others : imitation and initiation in American culture from Henry James to Andy Warhol / by Michael Moon. p. 117-32. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1998. Series Q.
Main Stack HQ76.25.M66 1998

More dirty looks : gender, pornography and power
Edited by Pamela Church Gibson. 2nd ed. London : British Film Institute, 2004.
Main Stack HQ471.M66 2004

Muller, Eddie.
Grindhouse: the forbidden world of "adults only" cinema. 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1996.
Main PN1995.9.S45 M85 1996
UCB Bancroft PN1995.9.S45 M85 1996

Napier, Susan-Jolliffe
"The frenzy of metamorphosis: the body in Japanese pornographic animation." In: Word and image in Japanese cinema / edited by Dennis Washburn, Carole Cavanaugh. pp: 342-65. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Main PN1993.5.J3 W67 2001

Pajaczkowska, Claire
"Images and pornography." In: Explorations in film theory: selected essays from Cine-tracts / edited by Ron Burnett. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1991.
Main Stack PN1995.E98 1991

Patton, Cindy
"Safe sex and the pornographic vernacular." In: How do I look?: queer film and video / edited by the Bad Object-Choices. Seattle: Bay Press, 1991.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H55.H69 1991
Moffitt PN1995.9.H55.H69 1991

Penley, Constance
"Crackers and Whackers: The White Trashing of Porn." In: White trash: race and class in America / edited by Matt Wray and Annalee Newitz. pp: 89-112. New York: Routledge, 1997.
Main Stack E184.A1.W397 1997
Compar Ethn E184.A1.W397 1997

Penman, Ian
"Orgasm in the movies: ka-boom!" In: Vital signs : music, movies and other manias / Ian Penman.p. 267-71. London ; [New York] : Serpent's Tail, c1998.
Main Stack ML3534.P46 1998

Perspectives on pornography: sexuality in film and literature
Edited by Gary Day and Clive Bloom. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.
Moffitt PN56.S5 P47 1988

Pornography and censorship
Edited by David Copp and Susan Wendell. Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, [1983] New concepts in human sexuality.
Main Stack HQ471.P64 1983

Quarles, Mike,
Down and dirty: Hollywood's exploitation filmmakers and their movies. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, c1993.
PN1998.2 .Q37 1993

Rich, B. Ruby.
"Anti-porn: soft issue, hard world." In: Films for women / edited by Charlotte Brunsdon. p. 31-43. London: British Film Institute, 1986.
UCB Main PN1995.9.W6 F541 1986
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 F54 1986

Rich, B. Ruby.
"Sex and cinema." In: Chick flicks: theories and memories of the feminist film movement / B. Ruby Rich. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1998.
Grad Svcs PN1995.9.W6.R47 1998 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.R47 1998

Sargeant, Jack.
Deathtripping: [an illustrated history of the cinema of transgression / written, edited and compiled by Jack Sargent]. 2nd ed. London; San Francisco: Creation, 1999.
Main PN1995.9.S284 S27 1999

Schaefer, Eric.
"Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!": a history of exploitation films, 1919-1959 Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999.
Main: PN1995.9.S284 S33 1999

Sex and Buttered Popcorn [videorecording]
Examines the exploitation film genre in the United States. Includes interviews with some of the producers and directors of these films (known as Roadshowmen), along with scenes from and trailers for some of these films. Includes scenes from: Forbidden daughters, The road to ruin, Hollywood script girl, Maniac, They wear no clothes!, and others.
Media Center DVD 2547

Sex, Ties and Lots of Videotapes [Videorecording]
A look at the Los Angeles' most successful porn companies, including how highend porn is produced, how the business is carried out, both on the sets and at the distribution level, and how much money is spent and earned. Includes excerpts from such directors as Michael Ninn, Philip Mond and James Avalon, with a concluding statement by Larry Flynt.
Media Center Video/C MM1004

The Sexual subject: a Screen reader in sexuality. London: New York: Routledge, 1992.
Main: PN1995.9.S45 S485 1992
PN1995.9.S45 S485 1992

Shary, Timothy
"Youth in love and having sex." In: Generation multiplex: the image of youth in contemporary American cinema / by Timothy Shary; foreword by David Considine. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.S53 2002

Shipman, David.
Caught in the act: sex and eroticism in the movies. London: Elm Tree Books, 1985.
Main PN1995.9.S45 S541 1985

Silverman, Kaja.
Male subjectivity at the margins / Kaja Silverman. New York: Routledge, 1992.
Educ/Psych BF175.5.M37.S55 1992
Grad Svcs BF175.5.M37.S55 1992 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack BF175.5.M37.S55 1992

Sinclair, Marianne.
Hollywood Lolitas: the nymphet syndrome in the movies. New York: Henry Holt, c1988.
Moffitt: PN1995.9 .G57 1988

Slade, Joseph W.
"Inventing a sexual discourse: a rhetorical analysis of adult video box covers." In: Sexual rhetoric: media perspectives on sexuality, gender, and identity / edited by Meta G. Carstarphen and Susan C. Zavoina. p. 239-54. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999.
Main Stack P96.S45.S49 1999

Slade, Joseph W.
"Porn market and porn formulas: the feature film of the seventies." In: Movies as artifacts: cultural criticism of popular film / edited by Michael T. Marsden, John G. Nachbar, and Sam L. Grogg, Jr Chicago: Nelson-Hall, c1982
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.M67 1982

Sobchack, Vivian.
"The virginity of astronauts: sex and the science fiction film." In: Shadows of the magic lamp: fantasy and science fiction in film / edited by George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, c1985.
Main Stack PN1995.9.F36.S5 1985
Moffitt PN1995.9.F36.S5 1985p. 41-57.

Staiger, Janet.
Bad women: regulating sexuality in early American cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1995.
Main PN1995.9.W6 S73 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 S73 1995

Stoller, Robert J.
Coming attractions: the making of an x-rated video. New Haven: Yale University Press, c1993.
Main HQ471 .S75 1993

Stoller, Robert J.
Porn: myths for the twentieth century. New Haven: Yale University Press, c1991.
Main: HQ472.U6 S86 1991
Moffitt: HQ472.U6 S86 1991

Streitmatter, Rodger. Sex sells! : the media's journey from repression to obsession Cambridge, MA : Westview Press, 2004.
MOFF: P96.S45 S77 2004;

Strossen, Nadine.
Defending pornography: free speech, sex, and the fight for women's rights / Nadine Strossen. New York: Scribner, c1995.
Main Stack HQ472.U6.S87 1995
Moffitt HQ472.U6.S87 1995

Straayer, Chris.
Deviant eyes, deviant bodies: sexual re-orientations in film and video. New York: Columbia University Press, c1996.
Main PN1995.9.H55 S77 1996
UCB Law Lib K3242.3 .S77 1996

Suarez, Juan Antonio.
Bike boys, drag queens & superstars: avant-garde, mass culture, and gay identities in the 1960s underground cinema / Juan ... Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1996.
UC users only
Main Stack PN1995.9.E96.S82 1996
Moffitt PN1995.9.E96.S82 1996

The Subject is Sex[Videorecording]
Presents an extraordinary romp through the seamy side of sex in cinema in this compendium ranging from the 1920s through the late 1980s. Includes "home movies, hillbilly porn, cartoon smut, commercials, trailers, educationals, hygiene films, burlesque bits, peepshow loops" and more.
Media Center DVD 3322

Theophano, Teresa
"Pornographic Film and Video: Lesbian ." In: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture

Theophano, Teresa
"Pornographic Film and Video: Lesbian ." In: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture

Thomas, Joe A.
"Porn Stars." In: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture

Thomas, Joe A.
"Pornographic Film and Video: Bisexual." In: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture

Thomas, Joe A.
"Pornographic Film and Video: Gay Male." In: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture

Tisdale, Sallie.
Talk dirty to me: an intimate philosophy of sex N.Y.: Doubleday, 1994
Main Stack On order

Tohill, Cathal.
Immoral tales: European sex & horror movies 1956-1984. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1995.
Main: PN1995.9.H6 T64 1995

Turan, Kenneth.
Sinema: American pornographic films and the people who make them. New York, Praeger [1974].
UCB Main PN1995.9.S45T8

Turim, Maureen Cheryn
"The erotic in Asian cinema." In: Dirty looks : women, pornography, power / edited by Pamela Church Gibson and Roma Gibson. London : BFI Publishing, 1993.
Grad Svcs HQ471.D57 1993 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack HQ471.D57 1993
Moffitt HQ471.D57 1993 p. 81-89.

Tyler, Parker.
A pictorial history of sex in films. 1st ed. Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, c1974.
Moffitt PN1995.9 .S45T9

Tyler, Parker.
Sex psyche etcetera in the film. New York, Horizon Press [1969].
Main PN1995 .T83

Ullman, Sharon R.
Sex seen: the emergence of modern sexuality in America / Sharon R. Ullman. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1997.
UC users only
Main Stack HQ18.U5.U44 1997
Moffitt HQ18.U5.U44 1997

Ussher, Jane M.
Fantasies of femininity: reframing the boundaries of sex / Jane M. Ussher. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997.
Main HQ1075 .U87 1997

Vieira, Mark.
Sin in soft focus: pre-code Hollywood. New York: Harry N. Abrams, c1999.
Main PN1995.62 .V54 1999

Wagner, Geoffrey Atheling.
Parade of pleasure; a study of popular iconography in the U.S.A. New York, Library Publishers [1955].
Main E170 .W14

Walker, Alexander.
The celluloid sacrifice; aspects of sex in the movies, New York, Hawthorn Books [1967, c1966]
Moffitt: PN1995.5 .W25 1966

Waugh, Thomas. Waugh, Thomas, 1948-
Hard to imagine: gay male eroticism in photography and film from their beginnings to Stonewall / Thomas Waugh. New York: Columbia University Press, c1996.
Main Stack TR681.H65.W38 1996

Waugh, Thomas.
"Men's Pornography: Gay vs. Straight." In: Out in culture: gay, lesbian, and queer essays on popular culture / edited by Corey K. Creekmur and Alexander Doty. pp: 307-27. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.
Main Stack HQ76.2.U5.O98 1995

Waugh, Thomas.
"Queer Bollywood, or 'I'm the Player, You're the Naive One': Patterns of Sexual Subversion in Recent Indian Popular Cinema." In: Keyframes: popular cinema and cultural studies / edited by Matthew Tinkcom and Amy Villarejo. pp: 280-97. London; New York: Routledge, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.K49 2001

Whores and other feminists
Edited by Jill Nagle. New York: Routledge, 1997.
Main Stack HQ144.W544 1997
Bancroft HQ144.W544 1997 Non-circulatingWhores and other feminists / edited by Jill Nagle.

Williams, Linda
"Film body: an implantation of perversions." In: Explorations in film theory: selected essays from Cine-tracts / edited by Ron Burnett. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1991.
Main Stack PN1995.E98 1991

Williams, Linda.
Hard core: power, pleasure, and the "frenzy of the visible" Berkeley: University of California Press, c1989.
Main PN1995.9.S45 W5 1989
Moffitt PN1995.9.S45 W5 1989

Williams, Linda.
Hard core: power, pleasure, and the "frenzy of the visible" Expanded pbk. ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
Main PN1995.9.S45 W5 1999; Moffitt PN1995.9.S45 W5 1999; Grad Svcs PN1995.9.S45 W5 1999

Williams, Linda.
"Corporealized Observers: Visual Por-nographies and the "Carnal Density of Vision." In:Fugitive images: from photography to video / edited by Patrice Petro. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1995. Theories of contemporary culture: v. 16
Main Stack TR222.F78 1995

Williams, Linda.
"Second Thoughts on Hard Core: American Obscenity Law and the Scapegoating of Deviance." In: Dirty looks: women, pornography, power / edited by Pamela Church Gibson and Roma Gibson. London: BFI Publishing, 1993.
Grad Svcs HQ471.D57 1993 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack HQ471.D57 1993

Williams, Linda
"Pornographies on/scene, or 'diff'rent strokes for diff'-rent folks." In: Sex exposed: sexuality and the pornography debate / edited by Lynne Segal and Mary McIntosh. London: Virago Press, 1992.
Main Stack HQ471.S4 1992
Moffitt HQ471.S4 1992

Williams, Linda
"Sisters Under the Skin: Video and Blockbuster Erotic Thrillers." In: Women and film: a Sight and sound reader / edited by Pam Cook and Philip Dodd. pp: 105-14. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.W63 1993
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6.W63 1993

Williams, Linda Ruth.
The erotic thriller in contemporary cinema Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005
MAIN: PN1995.9.S87 W45 2005
PFA : PN1995.9.S87 W45 2005

Wood, Robin
Sexual politics and narrative film : Hollywood and beyond / Robin Wood. New York : Columbia University Press, 1998. Film and culture.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P6.W66 1998Wood, Robin, 1931-

Wyatt, Justin
"Selling 'atrocious sexual behavior': revising sexualities in the marketplace for adult film of the 1960s." In: Swinging single: representing sexuality in the 1960s / Hilary Radner and Moya Luckett, editors. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1999.
Main Stack HQ18.U5.S95 1999

The X-list: the National Society of Film Critics' movies that turn us on
Edited by Jami Bernard. Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo, 2005.
PFA : PN1995.9.S45 X55 2005

Young, Lola.
Fear of the dark: 'race', gender and sexuality in the cinema. London; New York: Routledge, 1996.
Main: PN1995.9.N4 Y68 1996

Journal Articles

Abramovitch, Ingrid.
"Looking for laughs between the sheets. (analysis of funny sex scenes in motion pictures). The New York Times Dec 17, 1995 v145 s2 pH11(N) pH11(L) col 1 (41 col in)

Abramson, Paul R.; Mechanic, Mindy B.
"Sex and the media: Three decades of best-selling books and major motion pictures." Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1983 Jun. 12 (3): p. 185-206

Achnas, Nan Triveni
"The Erotic, the Exotic: Sex in Indonesian Cinema." Cinemaya: The Asian Film Quarterly, vol. 51, pp. 36-38, Spring 2001.

Alexander, Shana
"Hanging out in sexual space." (sex, language, violence, theme) Newsweek v 82 Nov 12 1973. p. 48

Allen, M.
"Exposure to pornography and acceptance of rape myths." Journal of Communication; Vol.XLV nr.1 (Winter 1995); p.5-26 AB: Summarizes previous reports on the association between exposure to pornography (incl. films) and attitudes to rape.

"Baise-Moi." (for articles and reviews about Virginie Despentes' film, see MRC's French Cinema bibliography

Binfield, Marnie
"Desire and disguise: Femininity and sexuality in the work of Annie Sprinkle." Women & Language, 25 (1): 41(1), March 2002.
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Blouin, Patrice; Chauvin, Jean-Sebastien; Lalanne, Jean-Marc
"Le sexe, 7 facons de s'en servir." Cahiers du Cinema no. 574 (December 2002) p. 12-15
Part of a special section on sex in cinema. Seven ways in which sex has been portrayed in recent French films are explored. Filmmakers discussed include Catherine Breillat, Gaspard Noe, Claire Denis, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Claude Brisseau, and Cedric Klapisch.

Brigman, William E.
"Politics and the Pornography Wars." Wide Angle 19(3):149-70. 1997 July.
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Brosius, Hans-Bernd; Weaver, James B.; Staab, Joachim F.
"Exploring the social and sexual "reality" of contemporary pornography." Journal of Sex Research. 1993 May. 30 (2): p. 161-170

Brophy, Philip
"I Scream In Silence: Sex, Death and the Sound of Women Dying." Senses of Cinema (An excerpt)

Brown, Jane D.
"Mass media influences on sexuality." Journal of Sex Research 39 (1): 42(4), February 2002.
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Buckley, Peter.
"It's all in the mind. 2: A dirty movie is a dirty movie is a dirty movie is a…" Films & Filming Vol.XVIII nr.11 (Aug 1972); p.24-29
A look at the 'sexploitation' market, and an assessment of the quality of some of the films.

Bufkin, Jana; Eschholz, Sarah
"Images of sex and rape: A content analysis of popular film." Violence Against Women. 2000 Dec. 6 (12): p. 1317-1344
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Bull, Chris
"Cracking down." (gay pornographic films)(Special Report: Sex & Censorship) The Advocate August 22, 1995 N687-88 p32(3)

Callahan, Jean
"Women and pornography: combat in the video zone." American Film v 7 Mar 1982. p. 62-3

Cameron, Deborah.
"Discourses of Desire: Liberals, Feminists, and the Politics of Pornography in the 1980s." American Literary History. 2(4):784-798. 1990 Winter.

Cameron, Julia.
"Sex for kicks." (sexual violence in motion pictures) American Film Oct 1990 v15 n13 p44(4)
"The linking of sex and violence has long been a staple in pornography, but more and more mainstream and art films are employing the same formula. According to the National Coalition on Television Violence, one out of every eight movies today depicts a rape scene. Many filmgoers have become desensitized to media violence and seem attracted to sensational films. The United States may in fact be suffering from sex addiction. Patrick Carnes, author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, describes sex addiction as a progressive disorder and divides it into three escalating levels of behavior. Filmmakers have a right to explore whatever artistic territory they choose, but what they are choosing increasingly falls into Carnes's level-three category, where sex and violence meet to potentiate each other and create a volatile, highly addictive mix." [Art Abstracts]

Carr, Cindy.
"War on Art: The Sexual Politics of Censorship." Village Voice, June 5, 1990.

Cash, William
"James the porn." (pornographic filmmaker Dewi James) Spectator May 9, 1998 v280 n8857 p25(1)
"There is nothing shameful about making pornographic films, according to Dewi James, who co-heads Vivid Video, the world's leading adult film company, with Steve Hirsch. He feels that being a multimillionaire gives him a certain degree of respectability, especially in Wales, where he grew up. His company is the leading supplier of adult films for satellites, hotels and foreign video markets, and this means that he travels extensively. He has established himself as a very successful entrepreneur, and has been a pioneer in the use of advanced digital video technologies." [Expanded Academic Index]

Champagne, John.
"'Stop reading films!': film studies, close analysis, and gay pornography." Cinema Journal (36:4) 1997, 76-97. (1997)
"The writer discusses film studies and gay pornography. He argues that such films signify culturally and socially regardless of whether they are watched or not; how they do this has less to do with their individual content than with a broad range of forces beyond the reach of a discipline dedicated primarily to reading films. He suggests that film studies in the heteronormative academy relies on the practice of close analysis to contain the threat and promise of gay pornography and the space where it is shown. He calls for an analysis of the tactical responses of (homo)sexual subjects to the historical situation of the exhibition of gay pornography. He goes on to explore viewers' behavior inside the porno-arcade/theater, arguing that the exhibition of gay pornography makes possible a space in which dominant forms of sexual subjectivity can be (re)produced, challenged, countered, and violated." [Art Abstracts]

Chaumier, Serge
"Film Representations of Love Triads." Sociologie et Societes, 1997, 29, 1, spring, 157-166

Chute, David
"Hardcore porn video cassettes." Film Comment v 17 Sept/Oct 1981. p. 66+

Chute, David
"Wages of sin, II." (hardcore porn distributor David F. Friedman) . Film Comment Oct 1986 v22 p56(6)

"Cinema sex, from The kiss to Deep throat." Film Comment; Vol.IX nr.1 (Jan-Feb 1973);
Issue on sex in the cinema discussing the history of the genre.

Cohen, Brett; Waugh, Gordon; Place, Karen
"At the movies: An unobtrusive study of arousal-attraction." Journal of Social Psychology. 1989 Oct. 129 (5): p. 691-693

Conway, Mary
"Inhabiting the phallus: reading {Safe is Desire}" Camera Obscura no. 38 (May, 1996): 133-60 Journal Record
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Conway, Mary T.
"Spectatorship in Lesbian Porn: The Woman's Woman's Film." Wide Angle - Volume 19, Issue 3 1997
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Cook, Pam.
'Exploitation' films and feminism. Screen; Vol.XVII nr.2 (Summer 1976); p.122-127
The problem of the exploitation of women in the commercial cinema, incl. films directed by women.

Cook, Pam.
"The art of exploitation or how to get into the movies." Monthly Film Bulletin; Vol.LII nr.623 (Dec 1985); p.367-369
Considers the nature and function of low-budget exploitation films and how women filmmakers use them to get an opportunity to direct.

Corliss, Richard.
"Film and other four-letter words." National Review v 21 July 29 1969. p. 760-1

Corliss, Richard.
"In Defense of Dirty Movies." (The Arts/Cinema)(Brief Article) Time July 5, 1999 v154 i1 p74 (481 words)
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Corliss, Richard.
" Radley Metzger: aristocrat of the erotic." Film Comment; Vol.IX nr.1 (Jan-Feb 1973); p.18-29
R.M. discusses his films and the genre in general.

Corliss, Richard.
"Sex! Violence! Trash! The exploitation movies of a bygone era had everything but money. And talent. And scruples." Time July 7, 1997 v150 n1 p101(2)
UC users only
So-called exploitation movies, which flourished for decades, were low-budget compromises between stag films and major studio productions. These films were usually produced by amateurs, normally had sexual topics, and seem somewhat naive in the 1990s as they are enjoying revival as cult artifacts.

Curry, Ramona.
"Stepping across Broadway." 1996. Jump Cut 40: 114-118.

Czarnecki, M.
"Soft focus on erotica, a hard line on violence." Maclean's v 93 Nov 3 1980. p. 54-7

Dempsey, J. M.; Reichert, Tom
"Portrayal of married sex in the movies." Sexuality & Culture: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. 2000 Sum. 4 (3): p. 21-36

Denby, David
"Dirty movies: hard-core and soft." The Atlantic v 226 Aug 1970. p. 99-102

Denby, David; Dershowitz, Alan M; Donnerstein, Edward
"Midsection: twelve vital voices on the eighties' sexiest debate pornography." Film Comment v 20 Nov/Dec 1984. p. 29-49

Dennis, Kelly
"Leave it to Beaver: The Object of Pornography." Strategies: A Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics. 1991 6: 122-167.

Deocampo, Nick
"From Taboo to Genre: Sex in Philippine Cinema." Cinemaya: The Asian Film Quarterly, vol. 50, pp. 38-42, Winter 2000.

Derne, Steve
"Making sex violent: Love as force in recent Hindi films." Violence Against Women. 1999 May. 5 (5): p. 548-575
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Doherty, Thomas.
"The Black Exploitation Picture: Superfly and Black Caesar." Ball State University Forum. 24(2):30-39. 1983.

"Dorchen Leidholdt of Women Against Pornography." (Sex & Censorship)
Film Comment 20:6 (1984:Nov./Dec.) 37

Douglas, Melvyn; Eldridge, Florence; March, Frederic; and Wheeler, Harvey.
"On porno and violence. Center Report 1973 6(5): 28-30.

Duncan, David F.
"Violence and degradation as themes in "adult" videos." Psychological Reports. 1991 Aug. 69 (1): p. 239-240
"Videocassettes have become the dominant medium for pornography. One previous content analysis examined the prevalence of violence in such videos. The Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (1986) has asserted that nonviolent pornography depicting degradation produces harm similar to that from violent pornography. Content analysis of a 10% random sample (n = 50) of the videos displayed in the "adult" section of a video store showed that 13.6% of the scenes in the videos contained violent acts and 18.2% contained degrading acts." [Expanded Academic Index]

Durgnat, Raymond
"Skin games." Film Comment v 17 Nov/Dec 1981. p. 28-32

Dyer, Richard.
"Idol thoughts: orgasm and self-reflexivity in gay pornography." (gay porn star Ryan Idol) (Critically Queer) Critical Quarterly Spring 1994 v36 n1 p49(14)
" Gay pornography is interesting because of its self-reflexivity, which draws attention to sex as performance. The pornographic videos and photo spreads of the porn star Ryan Idol are examples of self-reflexivity. The viewer is never allowed to forget the presence of the camera. It is this very insistence of gay pornography on highlighting reality, rather than focussing on fantasy, that makes it effective." [Expanded Academic Index]

Dyer, Richard.
"Gay Male Porn: Coming to Terms." Jump Cut. 1985. 30: 27-29.

Dyer, Richard.
"Leave it to Beaver: The Object of Pornography." 1991. Strategies: A Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics. 6: 122-167.

Ebert, Roger.
"Russ Meyer: king of the nudies." Film Comment; Vol.IX nr.1 (Jan-Feb 1973); p.34-45
Career article on R.M. with special attention to 'Beyond the valley of the dolls' on which R.E. collaborated as scenarist.

Eberwein, Robert.
"The Erotic Thriller." Post Script: Essays in Film & the Humanities. 17(3):25-33. 1998 Summer.

Eberwein, Robert.
"'One Finger on the Pause Button': Sex Instruction Videos." 1977. Jump Cut 41: 36-41.

"Egalitarian romance" (initiation of sex in movies and novels; study by Paul R. Abramson and Mindy Mechanic)
Psychology Today v 16 Dec 1982. p. 75

"End of the foreplay flick?" Film Quarterly v 22 Summer 1969. p. 1-2

"Exploitation film."
Film History; Vol.VI nr.3 (Autumn 1994); p.291-404
Incl. articles on exploitation films of the 1930's and 1940's, and on 1960's and 1970's biker and 'blaxploitation' movies.

Falcon, Richard.
"The Limits of Sex." Sight & Sound. 11(7):20-24. 2001 July

Falcon, Richard.
"Reality is too shocking." (bold European films)(Cover Story) Sight and Sound Jan 1999 v9 i1 p10(4)
"A wave of films by young directors that boldly explore taboo subjects and include realistic sex scenes promises to rejuvenate the cinema of transgression in Europe. Films such as 'Seul Contre Tous (One Against All)' by Gaspar Noe, 'Idioterne (The Idiots)' by Lars von Trier and 'Sitcom' by Francois Ozon attempt to confront their audiences and to problematize the experience of spectators. They ignore audience comfort and demonstrate the creative delirium involved in their production. These films test the limits of audience's nostalgia for acceptance of transgression in cinema."

Faludi, Susan.
"The Money Shot." The New Yorker 1995.(Oct. 30):64-87.

Farrow, Boyd
"Porn again." Sight & Sound;Vol.X nr.8 (Aug 2000); p.27
On the increasingly explicit shots of heterosexual activity in cinema, and on Lars von Trier's launching of Pussy Power, designed to produce hardcore porn videos for female viewers.

Feaster, Felicia.
"The woman on the table: moral and medical discourse in the exploitation cinema." Film History; Vol.VI nr.3 (Autumn 1994); p.340-354
Explores the nature of the misogyny revealed in Hollywood films of the 1930's and 1940's which feature the medical treatment of women for venereal disease and childbirth.

Fischer, Craig.
"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and the Exploitation Genre." Velvet Light Trap. 30:18-33. 1992 Fall.
UC users only

Fithern, David L.
"Gay Pornography as Cultural Object: Homosexual Desire and the Transmission of Dominant Ideology." MAI, 35(06): p. 1622, December 1997

French, Michael R.
"Sex in the Current Cinema." Kansas Quarterly 1972 4(2): 39-46.
"Discusses pornographic films. Legitimate commercial films "have conspicuously less to do with idle nudity" than pornographic ones and their "sex is seldom in drooling quantity or offered simply for its own sake . . . . They find in sex a subject as profoundly disturbing as what pornographic movies find to be mindlessly pleasurable, which constitutes the most trustworthy distinction between the genres." Carnal Knowledge, Husbands, Five Easy Pieces, Diary of a Mad Housewife, Klute, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, The Devils, Taking Off, Making It, and Alice's Restaurant are discussed as filmmakers' attempts to appraise the sexual revolution of the sixties." [America History & Life]

Fuentes, A.; Schrage, M.
"Deep inside porn stars." Jump Cut; nr.32 (Apr 1986); p.41-43
Six actresses employed in making porn films discuss their work, the porn industry,etc.

Gabler, Neal
"A huge mainstream that feeds on fringe thrills." (release of 'Showgirls' motion picture indicates public acceptance of pornography into social mainstream) Los Angeles Times v114 (Sept 17, 1995):M1.

"Gay and lesbian film production and reception." Wide Angle; Vol.XIV nr.2 (Apr 1992); p.4-64
Homosexual representations in early stag films, the work of German director Ulrike Ottinger and Andy Warhol, esp. "My hustler".

Geuens, Jean-Pierre.
"Pornography and the Holocaust: the last transgression." Film Criticism; Vol.XX nr.1-2 (Fall-Winter 1995-96); p.114-130
"The writer discusses representations of the Holocaust in motion pictures. He observes that there are two approaches: the realistic and the metaphorical. The former, he continues, merely propel typical protagonists through the events of the times, reducing the Nazis to conventional movie villains and, because of their filmic style, making it possible for viewers to imagine that such films are true reflections of what took place. He offers others' arguments against the metaphorical approach, including the problem of placing the Nazis in the limelight. He then considers pornographic films set in concentration camps, discussing how they are Sadian scenarios, describing the SS's power over camp inmates, and examining how contemporary mass murderers regard their victims." [Art Abstracts]

Gitlin, T.; others.
"The left and porno." Cineaste; Vol.VII nr.4 (Winter 1976-77); p.28-31,53
Six left-wing film writers express their views on pornography and porno films.

Gitlin, Todd
"On Thrills and Kills: Sadomasochism in the Movies." Dissent, 1991, 38, 2(163), spring, 245-248

Goldman, David
"Gay Abduction Videos Push Adult Genre's Limits." Southern Voice, Vol 13(36), 1, 16-17; 2000

Goodale, Gloria
"Erotica Runs Rampant." Christian Science Monitor, 94 (48): 13+, February 01, 2002
UC users only
Discussion of how erotica and sexuality have entered the mainstream through profligate representation in mass media, particularly television

Goss, Fred.
"Making porn." (gay adult videos) The Advocate August 20, 1996 N713-14 p84(6)
"Gay adult videos have become a multi-million-dollar business in Hollywood. The cost of producing these sexual encounters is quite low, with actors getting a high of only $17,000 per movie. A former gay-porn actor believes, however, that the market has already reached its saturation point." [Expanded Academic Index]

Grana, Amelia M.
"Stepping out of Stilettos." Iris-A Journal About Women: 50+, Spring 2002.
UC users only
"Porn star Candida Royalle launched company that produces pornographic videos for women."

Hamilton, William L.
"The mainstream flirts with pornography chic; references to triple-X films are turning up in fine art, fashion photography and A-list movies." (Living Arts Pages) New York Times (March 22, 1999):B9(N).

Hampton, Howard.
"Whatever you desire: notes on movieland and pornotopia." Film Comment; Vol.XXXVII nr.4 (July-Aug 2001); p.36-45
Discusses the symbiotic relationship between Hollywood and the pornography industry.
UC users only
"The writer discusses the ways in which pornography and sex are presented by Hollywood films. From tongue-in-cheek film noir to the sleaziness of New Wave sex workers, Hollywood and its pornographic double have been locked in a secret embrace of voyeurism, role-playing, and twisted fantasy. Films examined include The Big Sleep, Boogie Nights, Hardcore, and Crash." [Art Index]

Hansen, Christian. Needham, Catherine. Nichols, Bill.
"Skin Flicks: Pornography, Ethnography, and the Discourse of Power." Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media & Culture. 11(2):65-79. 1989 Spring-Summer.

Harper, P.B.
"Playing in the dark: privacy, public sex, and the erotics of the cinema venue." Camera Obscura nr.30 (May 1993); p.92-111
'Public' and 'private' sexual activity in De Palma's "Dressed to kill" and Ripploh's "Taxi zum Klo".

Hartung, P. T
"Hex, on sex." Commonweal v 90 May 23 1969. p. 293-4

Hentzi, Gary.
"Little cinema of horrors." (exploitation, camp and cult films) Film Quarterly Spring 1993 v46 n3 p22(6)
Psychotronic films are a genre the encompasses exploitation films, bad science fiction movies, women in prison films, biker films and many other bizarre genres. Noted directors of this type of film include Russ Meyer, Edward D. Wood, Jr. and Ted V.Mikels.

Hoffman, Frank A.
"Prolegomena To A Study Of Traditional Elements In The Erotic Film." Journal of American Folklore 1965 78(308): 143-148.
Discusses the "thoroughly illegal pornographic" film, and suggests that "we must go on in our research to determine its extent, meaning, and function in ours and other cultures." Many such films use variations on simple, repeating themes. Traces the evolution of the erotic film over the last century, mentioning areas in which production techniques have improved. Discusses plot development (if any) of several films, considering actors, setting, and subject matter.

"Horror & exploitation." Velvet Light Trap; nr.30 (Fall 1992); p.3-75
Articles on machinery and the 'faceless' killer in "The terminator"; Russ Meyer's spell at a mainstream production company (Twentieth Century-Fox) for "Beyond the valley of the dolls"; a history of the sex hygiene film; murderers in the US cinema before and after "The honeymoon killers"; and the Italian horror cinema exemplified by the work of Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

Howton, F. William
"Pornography in Film." Film Comment 3:4 (1965:Fall) 73 spring 1962-summer 1962

Huffstutter, Ralph Frammolino And P.J.
"Cover Story; The Actress, the Producer and Their Porn Revolution; Steven Hirsch Recognized That VCRs Could Bring Adult Movies to a New Market--Couples. But First He Needed a Different Kind of Star." (Los Angeles Times Magazine) Los Angeles Times (Jan 6, 2002):10.

James , Caryn.
"Movies used to be really good by being bad." (the history of sex in motion pictures; includes related article) (Column) The New York Times May 30, 1993 v142 s2 pH20(N) pH20(L) col 1 (17 col in)

"Janella Miller of the Pornography Resource Center." (Sex & Censorship) Film Comment 20:6 (1984:Nov./Dec.) 40

Jansma, Laura L.; Linz, Daniel G.; Mulac, Anthony; Imrich, Dorothy J.
"Men's interactions with women after viewing sexually explicit films: Does degradation make a difference?" Communication Monographs. 1997 Mar. 64 (1): p. 1-24
UC users only
"Jansma et al tested whether men's viewing sexually explicit films affects their judgment of women in subsequent face-to-face interactions. Sex-typed and non sex-typed men viewed one of three equally stimulating film stimuli." [ProQuest]

Johnson, Brian D. and Joe Chidley.
"Reviewing new ways to sanitize smut." (evaluating pornographic videos; includes related article on sexually explicit computer bulletin boards) (Cover Story) Maclean's Oct 11, 1993 v106 n41 p62(2)
UC users only
" A film critic rented a number of sexually explicit videos and evaluated the quality of the films. He found that most adult videos plots are filled with cliches and are frequently boring and repetitive. He believes videos made during the 1970s are more interesting than those made in the 1990s." [Expanded Academic Index]

Johnson, Eithne
"The Business of Sex: Prostitution and Capitalism in Four Recent American Films." Journal of Popular Film and Television 12:4 (1984/1985:Winter) 148

Johnson, Eithne
"Excess and ecstasy: constructing female pleasure in porn movies." Velvet Light Trap; nr.32 (Fall 1993); p.30-49
UC users only
Takes issue with traditional feminist critiques of pornography, analysing pornography produced by women to consider the forms of pleasure it might offer female audiences. Argues the importance of the soundtrack for pleasure.

Johnson, Eithne; Schaefer, Eric.
"Soft core/hard gore: Snuff as a crisis in meaning." Journal of Film and Video; Vol.XLV nr.2-3 (Summer-Fall 1993); p.40-59
Details of the "Snuff" scandal of the 1970's, in which the murder of a woman was alleged to have been captured on camera; places this within the history of the exploitation film.

Johnson, Gary
"The Golden Age of Exploitation: n interview with Felicia Feaster and Bret Wood, authors of Forbidden Fruit." Images

Johnson, Gary
"Sinsational Sinema: Following the Grindhouse Circuit with Eddie Muller." Images

Joseph, Branden W.
""My Mind Split Open": Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable." Grey Room 2002Volume: 1 Number: 8 Pages: 80-107
UC users only

Joyard, Olivier
"Sexe: La prochaine frontiere du cinema." Cahiers du Cinema no. 574 (December 2002) p. 10-12
"Part of a special section on sex in cinema. These days, sex is increasingly prevalent in French cinema. In unison with the frightening social "debate" currently surrounding pornography and prostitution, French filmmakers are turning sex into a powerful formal and political tool. They are entering into a crucial relationship with pornography and pulling the strings on a new aesthetic struggle. The phenomenon left in the wake of Catherine Breillat's film, Romance, that is, a certain "authorization" of pornography, has been replaced today by a tendency to confront sex head-on, as though, like a question in an end-of-year exam, a modern filmmaker can be identified by the manner in which he films sex." [Art Index]

Juhasz, Alexandra
"It's about Autonomy, Stupid: Sexuality in Feminist Video." Sexualities, 1999, 2, 3, Aug, 333-341

Junker, Howard
"Smut hunters." (new jurisprudery) The Nation v 201 Nov 15 1965. p. 358-60

Kael, Pauline
"Pauline Kael talks about violence, sex, eroticism and women and men in the movies." Mademoiselle v 75 July 1972. p. 132-3+

Kauffmann, Stanley
"No more sex?." The New Republic v 164 May 22 1971. p. 24+

Keesey, Douglas
"They Kill for Love." (erotic thriller as a film genre)(Critical Essay) CineAction Summer 2001 p44 (6873 words)
UC users only

Keneas, A
"True blue." Newsweek v 76 July 13 1970. p. 91-2

Kelley, Kathryn; Byrne, Donn; Greendlinger, Virginia; Murnen, Sarah K.
"Content, Sex of Viewer, and Dispositional Variables as Predictors of Affective and Evaluative Responses to Sexually Explicit Films." Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 1997, 9, 2, 53-71

Kirkham, Pat; Skeggs, Beverley.
"Pornographer, pleasures, and pedagogies in U.K. and U.S." Jump Cut; nr.40 (Mar 1996); p.106-113
On feminist discourses on pornography in the UK and the USA focusing on the experiences of US academics Constance Penley, Adriene Jenik and Gloria-Jean Masciarotte who exemplify the 'pro-sex, anti-censorship' approach and who discuss their experiences teaching courses on straight and gay pornography and on the resulting issues of censorship.

Kiessling, Christine.
"Sex in the Subjunctive: Virtual Reality and Sex Toys." Threshholds: Viewing Culture 1993. Vol. 7. Spring. 40-46.

Kleinhans, Chuck; others.
"Contradictions of sexual representation." Jump Cut; nr.41 (May 1997); p.20-48
Dedicated to sexual representation, incl. articles on anti-pornography educational presentations, sexual self-help videos, the controversy over "The people vs. Larry Flynt", and book reviews on sexual politics and difference.

Kleinhans, Chuck
"Teaching Sexual Images: Some Pragmatics." 1996. Jump Cut 40: 119-122.

Knight, A.
"Dirty movies." Saturday Review v 55 Sept 30 1972. p. 84

Koch, Stephen
"Fashions in pornography." Harper's v 253 Nov 1976. p. 108+

Kovacs, S.
"Exploitation." Sight & Sound; Vol.LI nr.2 (Spring 1982); p.88-91
On the mechanics of production and the psychology of exploitation films.

Krafka, Carol; Linz, Daniel; Donnerstein, Edward; Penrod, Steven
"Women's Reactions to Sexually Aggressive Mass Media Depictions." Violence Against Women, 1997, 3, 2, Apr, 149-181

Kristin, Jack.
"The many faces of Eve." (sex in movies). American Film April 1989 v14 n6 p38(5)

Laan, Ellen; Everaerd, Walter; van Bellen, Gerdy; Hanewald, Gerrit J. F. P.
"Women's sexual and emotional responses to male- and female-produced erotica." Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1994 Apr. 23 (2): p. 153-169

Krzywinska, Tanya.
Sex and the cinema London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006.
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Lehman, Peter.
"Revelations about Pornography." Film Criticism (1995), 3-16.
"The writer discusses aspects of pornographic films in relation to Linda Williams's study Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the "Frenzy of the Visible." He considers such aspects as the humor of porn, what he regards as Williams's overemphasis on the importance of narrative structure, and her underestimation of the function of the porn star system. He argues that the hard-core theatrical feature upon which Williams concentrates is intensely and possibly even paradoxically contradictory by nature, torn apart by conflicting impulses that shatter even the strongest illusions of meaningful cohesiveness, for example, in the manner in which it treats time in relation to narrative."

Lehman, Peter.
"Revelations about Pornography." Film Criticism. 20(1-2):3-16. 1995 Fall-1996 Winter.

Lesage, Julia.
"Women and pornography." Jump Cut; nr.26 (Dec 1981); p.46-47,60
An introduction to the issue of women and pornography in sexual, social, historical and feminist terms.

Linz, Daniel; Donnerstein, Edward
"Sex and violence in slasher films: A reinterpretation." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 1994 Spr. 38 (2): p. 243-246

MacKinnon, Catherine.
"Turning Rape into Pornography." 1993. Ms. (July-Aug):24-30.

Marchetti, Gina.
"Readings on women and pornography." Jump Cut; nr.26 (Dec 1981); p.56-60
Lengthy annotated working bibliography on the subject of women and pornography.

Mark Norman; Gertz, N. Mark, E.
"Censorship: fanatics and fallacies." The Nation v 201 July 5 1965. p. 5-7

Marks, Laura U.
"Straight Women, Gay Porn, and the Scene of Erotic Looking." Jump Cut 40:127-36. 1996.

McClintock, A.
"Porn in the USA." Social Text no. 37 (Winter, 1993): 23-32

McDonough, Jimmy; Landis, Bill
"Hillbilly heaven." (exploitation, country music films, R-rated drive-in fare and softcore pornography) Film Comment v 21 Nov/Dec 1985. p. 55-9

McDonough, J.
"Sexposed." Film Comment; Vol.XXII nr.4 (July-Aug 1986); p.53-61
Part of a special section on exploitation films. Sexploitation, one of the most overlooked genres in film history, has its roots in the stag films of the 1930s and 1940s. The early makers of these suggestively titled, low-budget affairs worked their way around obscenity laws by presenting passionless sex scenes in a documentary context or by passing them off as "case histories." Most of the films were made from a male point of view and feature female characters with kinky sex habits who are at the mercy of angst-ridden men. The genre reached a level of legitimacy in 1959 with the release of Russ Meyer's film The Immoral Mr. Teas. Meyer went on to produce Lorna in 1964, a violent action picture with sex that started a deluge of lower-quality softcore films. The softcore boom ended with the advent of the hardcore genre in 1970. Four films representative of the sexploitation genre are described.

McGillivray, David.
"It's all in the mind. 1: Getting it together." Films & Filming; Vol.XVIII nr.11 (Aug 1972); p.18-23
The development of the 'sexploitation' market over the last 15 years.

McNeil, Legs.
The other Hollywood : the uncensored oral history of the porn film industry New York : ReganBooks ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2006.
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Meischke, Hendrika
"Implicit sexual portrayals in the movies: Interpretations of young women." Journal of Sex Research 1995. 32 (1): p. 29-36

Miner, V.
"Fantasies and nightmares: the red-blooded media." Jump Cut; nr.26 (Dec 1981); p.48-50
Discusses social and political aspects of pornographic imagery in the mass media. Also considers the issues of feminist activism and censorhip

Molitor, Fred; Sapolsky, Barry S.
"Sex, violence, and victimization in slasher films." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 1993 Spr. 37 (2): p. 233-242

Moon, Michael.
"Outlaw Sex and the "Search for America": Representing Male Prostitution and Perverse Desire in Sixties Film" ('My Hustler' and 'Midnight Cowboy'). Quarterly Review of Film and Video v15, n1 (Nov, 1993):27 (14 pages).

Moore, Suzanne
"Carry on petting." (soft-pornography) New Statesman & Society May 19, 1989 v2 n49 p50(2)

Morris, Bonnie
"Lesbian sex at the (straight) cineplex." Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 8, no. 2 (Mar, 2001)

Morris, Gary
"Betty Boop." Bright Lights
"With vast mascara'd eyes, too-kissable lips, and mere threads of a dress exposing miles of hot flesh, she was the perfect celluloid sex toy."

Morris, Gary
"Blaxploitation: A Sketch." Bright Lights

Morris, Gary
"A Sampling of European Sex and Horror Films: These seminal sleazefests - and a couple of arty classics - will make you twist and shout." Bright Lights

Morris, Gary
"Thoughts on Radley Metzger." Bright Lights

Morthland, J.
"Porn films: an in-depth report." Take One; Vol.IV nr.4 (July 1974); p.11-17
"A short history of pornographic films, from early stag films to sex documentaries, soft-core or sexploitation films and finally to the hardcore sex films such as "Deep throat", "Behind the green door", "Resurrection of Eve" and "The devil in Miss Jones"." [FIAF]

Munk, Erika. 1994.
"What's Wrong with this Picture?" Women's Review of Books. (July-August): 5-6.

Murray, William
"Porn capital of America (San Francisco) The New York Times Magazine Jan 3 1971. p. 8-9+

Ortiz, Christopher
"Hot and Spicy." Jump Cut /39, June 94; p.83-90.
On the representation of Chicano and Latino men in gay pornography. Ortiz, Christopher "Hot and Spicy." Jump Cut /39, June 94; p.83-90. On the representation of Chicano and Latino men in gay pornography.

Padgett, Vernon R; Brislin-Slutz, Jo Ann; Neal, James A.
"Pornography, Erotica, and Attitudes toward Women: The Effects of Repeated Exposure." Journal of Sex Research, 1989, 26, 4, Nov, 479-491

Pally, Marcia
"I witness, eye confess." (Voyeurism and film) Film Comment March-April 1985 v21 p60(2)
"Voyeurism, erotic or intellectual, has often been an implied, if not explicit, theme in movies. Contemporary films explore this theme in a more open manner than ever before. Brian De Palma's Body Double presents a peeping Tom who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation as a result of his snooping. Bette Gordon's Variety has its female voyeur enter the underworld. Woody Allen often has an interactive character in his films. In Allen's latest, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Mia Farrow gets involved with the characters on the movie screen, and in a twist, one of those characters comes off the screen into her life. Pornography, still under a veil of prohibition in our culture, represents a real risk for the voyeur who seeks it out. The element of risk is exciting, and it is that excitement that is at the heart of the voyeuristic film." [Art Abstracts]

Patton, Cindy.
"The Cum Shot: Three Takes on Lesbian and Gay Sexuality." Out/look 1988 (Fall) 72-77.

Patton, C.
"Hegemony and orgasm - or the instability of heterosexual pornography." Screen; Vol.XXX nr.1-2 (Winter-Spring 1989); p.100-112
A discussion of heterosexual pornography, prompted by the new home video market in the USA which has spawned a range of sub-genres, one of which is cine-realist.

Pearson, Sara E; Pollack, Robert H
"Female Response to Sexually Explicit Films." Journal of Psychology and Human Sexuality, 1997, 9, 2, 73-88

Pendleton, David.
"Obscene Allegories: Narrative, Representation, Pornography." Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media & Culture. 15(1):154-68. 1992 Fall

Pevere, Geoff.
"Ice sheets: sex in Canadian movies." The Canadian Forum Dec 1993 v72 n825 p25(2)

Pornography : film and culture
Edited and with an introduction by Peter Lehman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006.
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"Pornography and sexual representation." Journal of Film and Video; Vol.XLV nr.2-3 (Summer-Fall 1993); p.3-115
Articles on the role of female detectives in "The silence of the lambs" and "Blue steel"; the rejection of narrative and heterosexual romance in "Die Jungfrauenmaschine"; the rumours surrounding depiction of a real murder in "Snuff"; sexual advice given in tv programme 'Ask Dr. '; the pornographic past of ex-Pathé head Bernard Natan; reviews of the book 'How do I look? Queer film and video' and videos 'Dykeotomy' and 'Juggling gender'.

Prince, Stephen and Williams, Linda
"Dialogue on Film Pornography." Cinema Journal 27:3 (1988:Spring) 45
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Prince, Stephen.
"Power and pain: content analysis and the ideology of pornography." Journal of Film and Video; Vol.XLII nr.2 (Summer 1990); p.31-41
Ideological analysis of the content of pornographic films, esp. their portrayal of dominance and sexual violence.

Quandt, James
"Flesh & Blood: Sex and Violence in Recent French Cinema." Artforum International v. 42 no. 6 (February 2004) p. 126-32
"There has been a growing vogue for shock tactics in French cinema over the past ten years. Images and subjects that were once the provenance of splatter films, exploitation flicks, and porn proliferate in the high-art environs of a national cinema whose provocations have historically been political, formal, or philosophical, or, at their most immoderate, assimilable as emanations of an artistic movement (Surrealism, mostly). One suspects that this recent tendency toward the willfully transgressive, by directors like Francois Ozon, Gaspar Noe, Catherine Breillat, Philippe Grandrieux, and Bruno Dumont, is a narcissistic response to the collapse of ideology in a society traditionally defined by political polarity and theoretical certitude." [Art Index]

Radel, Nicholas F.
"The Transnational Ga(y)ze: Constructing the East European Object of Desire in Gay Film and Pornography after the Fall of the Wall." Cinema Journal - Volume 41, Issue 1 2001
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"Gay pornography employing men from formerly Communist Eastern Europe, including My Polish Waiter (1994), can be seen as acculturation narratives in which the Eastern European acts as a marker in the construction of American gay identities. These films thus formulate contemporary gay culture at the center of post-Cold War political and economic relations."[MUSE]

Reich, June.
"Genderfuck: The Law of the Dildo." 1992 Discourse 15.1 (Fall):112-127.

Reed, Lori
"Beyond the (Gender) Bend: Sexual, Gender, and Bodily Transgression in Film and Culture." Discourse, 1997, 18, 2, Aug, 279-299

Rich, Frank
"Movie sex: whatever happened to the good parts?" Ms v 5 Nov 1976. p. 51-4+

Richie, Donald
"Sex and Sexism in the Eroduction." Film Comment 9:1 (1973:Jan./Feb.) 12

Rieser, Klaus
"Masculinity and Monstrosity: Characterization and Identification in the Slasher Film." Men and Masculinities, 2001, 3, 4, Apr, 370-392

Robinson, David
"When is a dirty film...?" Sight and Sound v 41 no1 Winter 1971/1972. p. 28-30

Rollin, R.B.
"Triple-X: Erotic movies and their audiences." Journal of Popular Film and Television; Vol.X nr.1 (Spring 1982); p.2-21
"Attendance at hard-core erotic films challenges legal codes and religious and ethical standards; movie attendance usually has been a social ritual that unites all attendees "into a kind of community"; attendance at "Triple-X" films, a subversive and solitary experience usually socially frowned upon, fulfills the same function as other films." [America History and Life]

Schaefer, Eric.
"Gauging a revolution: 16mm film and the rise of the pornographic feature." Cinema Journal, Spring 2002; Vol. 41, Iss. 3; pg. 3, 24 pgs
"This article suggests that during the late 1960s the introduction of 16mm film technology into an adult film marketplace dominated by 35mm production and exhibition precipitated a series of industrial adjustments that resulted in the development of the hardcore narrative feature." [ProQuest]

Schaefer, Eric.
"Of Hygiene and Hollywood: Origins of the Exploitation Film." Velvet Light Trap. 30:34-47. 1992 Fall.
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Schechner, Richard
"Pornography and the new expression." The Atlantic v 219 Jan 1967. p. 74-8

Schickel, Richard
"Porn and man at Yale. (Russ Meyer films) Harper's v 241 July 1970. p. 34+

Schlosser, Eric.
"The Business of Pornography." U.S. News and World Report. 1997 (Feb. 10): 43-52.

Scott, Robert
""I Am Curious (Yellow)": Pornography As Technique." Western Humanities Review 25:3 (1971:Summer) 263

See, Fred G.
"'Something reflective'. Technology and visual pleasure." Journal of Popular Film and Television; Vol.XXII nr.4 (Winter 1995); p.162-171
Analyses Hollywood's voyeurism and eroticism, in the relationship between a feminine erotic object and a masculine panoptic super/vision. Discusses voyeuristic technology in "Rising sun".

Shortes, Connie.
"Cleaning up a sewer": the containment of S/M pornography." Journal of Popular Film and Television; Vol.XXVI nr.2 (Summer 1998); p.72-79
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"Part of a special issue on violence in film and television. The writer offers an industrial and sociohistorical account of sadomasochistic (S/M) pornography. She first sketches the history of this kind of pornography from 1975 to today. She looks at such issues as the conversion from film to video, the ongoing development and interpretation of obscenity laws, and sociopolitical discourse and feminist activism with regard to the genre. She also investigates the alleged ubiquitousness of representations of S/M in pornography, its functions, and even the existence of an S/M pornography genre." [Art Abstracts]

Slade, Joseph W.
"Bernard Natan: France's Legendary Pornographer." Journal of Film and Video 1993 45:2-3 (Summer-Fall): 72-90.

Slade, Joseph W.
"Flesh Need Not be Mute: The Pornographic Videos of John Leslie." Wide Angle e 193 [July 1997] 114-148

Slade, Joseph W.
"The Porn Market And Porn Formulas: The Feature Film Of The Seventies." Journal of Popular Film 1977 6(2): 168-186.
With pornography films glutting the market in the 1970's, producers are finding that quality, presentation, and scenario play a large part in successful film promotion.

Slade, Joseph W.
"Pornographic theaters off Times square." Trans/Action v 9 Nov 1971. p. 35-43+

Slade, Joseph W.
"Pornography in the Late Nineties." Wide Angle - Volume 19, Issue 3 1997
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Slade, Joseph W.
"Violence In The Hard-Core Pornographic Film: A Historical Survey." Journal of Communication 1984 34(3): 148-163.
Surveys the production of pornographic films from the beginning of moviemaking; while pornographic films have rejected violence almost entirely, they reflect only male attitudes and ignore feminine sensibilities.

Smyth, Cherry
"The Pleasure Threshold: Looking at Lesbian Pornography on Film." Feminist Review 34 (1990:Spring) 152

Sobchack, Vivian.1990.
"Toward a Phenomenology of Cinematic and Electronic Presence: The Scene of the Screen." Post Script. Vol. 10, n. 1 (Fall):50-59.

Sperling, Valerie
"Peeking Behind the Celluloid Curtain: Glasnost and Explicit Sex in the Soviet Union." Journal of Popular Film and Television 18:4 (1991:Winter) 154

Springer, Claudia.
"The Pleasure of the Interface." 1991 Screen 32:3. 303-323.

Stein, Joel.
"Porn goes mainstream." (Adult videos and mainstream entertainment). Time Sept 7, 1998 v152 n10 p54(2) (1503 words)
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Stern, Lesley.
"The body as evidence." Screen; Vol.XXIII nr.5 (Nov-Dec 1982); p.38-60

Stevenson, Jack
"From the bedroom to the bijou: A secret history of american gay sex cinema." Film Quarterly Fall 1997 v51 n1 p24(8)
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"Homosexual sex cinema has played a role in filmmaking since the stag films of 1915, remaining underground until the 1960's when it became a more acceptable form of media to the 1990's gay film festivals. The history of gay film is chronicled in this article." [Expanded academic index]

Stewart, Steve
"Bisexual chic at the Bijou." (Cinema). The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide Sept-Oct 2002 v9 i5 p50(1)
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Taylor, John Russell.
"Beyond the taste barrier." Sight & Sound; Vol.XLVI nr.1 (Winter 1976-77); p.37-39
Definition and discussion of the trash movie.

Ten top celluloid sex scenes: these steamy moments leave us breathless every time we pop in the video." Advocate (The National Gay & Lesbian Newsmagazine) August 20, 2002
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Testa, Bart
"Soft-Shaft Opportunism: Radley Metzger's Erotic Kitsch." Spectator - The University of Southern California Journal of Film and Television 192 [Spring-Summer 1999] 40-57

"That's exploitation!" [Adult films; 6 article special section] Film Comment v 22 July/Aug 1986. p. 31-73
A special section on exploitation films features an interview with legendary exploitation filmmaker David F. Friedman and overviews of sexploitation and girls-in-gangs films.

"Ten top celluloid sex scenes: these steamy moments leave us breathless every time we pop in the video." Advocate: The National Gay & Lesbian Newsmagazine: 74(2), August 20, 2002.
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Trocki, Karen F., Andrew Thompson.
"Alcohol and sexual encounters in recent American cinema." Contemporary Drug Problems Spring 1993 v20 n1 p65-85

Tucker, Scott.
"Gender, Fucking, and Utopia." 1990 Social Text 27 (Vol.9, no.2):3-34.

Vance, Carol.
"Misunderstanding Obscenity." Art in America. 1990.(February):49-55.

Vogel, Amos
"Missionary positions." (sexually explicit educational films) Film Comment v 18 May/June 1982. p. 73-5

Wolcott, James
"Deep thought on porno." Esquire v 94 Oct 1980. p. 19-20

Waldman, Diane.
"Midnight shows to marriage vows: women, exploitation and exhibition." Wide Angle Vol.VI nr.2 (1984); p.40-48
On Hollywood film publicity and exploitation primarily aimed at women.

Waller, Gregory A.
"An Annotated Filmography of R-Rated Sexploitation Films Released during the 1970's." Journal of Popular Film & Television. 9(2):98-112. 1981 Summer.
A listing of "softcore sexploitation" films, which received an R-rating primarily on the basis of sex and nudity; these films constitute one of the major areas of truly popular filmmaking with their low budgets and unabashedly commercial intentions.

Waller, Gregory A.
"Auto-Erotica: Some Notes On Comic Softcore Films For The Drive-In Circuit." Journal of Popular Culture 1983 17(2): 135-141.
German and Scandinavian sex farces were well represented at American drive-in movies in the 1970's. These low-budget "softcore sexploitation" films were formulaic and episodic in nature, as were American sex comedies, and were directed largely at American teenage audiences.

Ward, Robert
"Pornography and politics." (effects of sex in movies and plays on our standards of personal privacy and political freedom) National Review v 23 Oct 22 1971. p. 1178-9+

Waugh, T.
"Homoerotic Representations in Stag Film, 1920-1940: Imagining an Audience" Wide Angle 1992 14:2 April, pp: 15-19

Waugh, T.
"Homosociality in the Classical American Stag Film: Off-Screen, On-Screen." Sexualities 2001 Volume: 4 Number: 3 Pages: 275-291
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Weaver, James B.
"Are "slasher" horror films sexually violent? A content analysis." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 1991 Sum. 35 (3): p. 385-392

Welkos, Robert
"Hard-core sex films - does casting constitute pandering?" Los Angeles Times v104, secII (May 20, 1985):1.

West, Dennis, Joan M. West.
"Women making porno: feminism's final frontier? An interview with Marielle Nitoslawska." Cineaste Summer 2002 v27 i3 p9(6)
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"Bad Girl, director Marielle Nitoslawska's Tele-Quebec documentary on pornography made by women, has stirred controversy. In large part, this controversy has arisen due to the director's relentlessly provocative use of explicit clips that well illustrate, no holds barred, the hugely different approaches taken by the women working as producers, directors, and businesspersons in the production and marketing of explicit art-house fare, as well as the many subgenres of pornographic film and video. The documentary functions best as a concise, provocative, and thoughtful introduction to this subject. In an interview, the director discusses a range of topics regarding her work, including the research she carried out for the documentary, its approach, its distribution, and various issues relating to pornography and sexuality." [Art Abstracts]

Wilkins, Mike
"Jail birds." (girls-in-gangs film genre; pornography; includes article on girl gang films) Film Comment July-August 1986 v22 p62(8)

Williams, Linda.
"Cinema and the Sex Act." Cineaste 271 [Winter 2001] 20-25
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"The writer discusses five sexually explicit European films that were recently released: Patrice Chereau's Intimacy, Catherine Breillat's Romance and Fat Girl, Lars Von Trier's The Idiots, and Baise-Moi, by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi. Sexually explicit sex acts are once more making an appearance in aesthetically ambitious films that portray complex and explicit sexual relations that are neither the whole point of the film (as in pornography) nor tacked on gratuitously (as in soft-core "exploitation"). Defying the soft-focus erotic prettiness that has marked the "sex scene" of mainstream Hollywood, this new European cinema is breaking down the firewall between philosophy, politics, and emotion on the one hand, and "pure" pornography on the other, in the process forging new ways of presenting and visually experiencing sex acts." [Art Abstracts]

Williams, Linda and Prince, Stephen.
"Dialogue on Film Pornography." Cinema Journal 27:3 (1988:Spring) 45
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Williams, Linda.
"Erotic Thrillers and Rude Women." Sight & Sound. 3(7):12-14. 1993 July.

Williams, Linda.
"Fetishism and the visual pleasure of hard core: Marx, Freud, and the "money shot."" Quarterly Review of Film and Video August 1989 v11 n2 p23(20)

Williams, Linda.
"Film bodies: gender, genre, and excess." Film Quarterly; Vol.XLIV nr.4 (Summer 1991); p.2-13
Examines the film genres of pornography, horror and melodrama for their uninhibited portrayal of the body in 'excessive' situations.

Williams, Linda. "The Oldest Swinger in Town." Sight & Sound. 10(8):24-27. 2000
Just Jaeckin's "Emmanuelle" (1974) is revisited and its appeal, which lead to a whole series of 'Emmanuelle films' is discussed.

Williams, Linda.
"Power, Pleasure, and Perversion: Sadomasochistic Film Pornography." Representations. 27:37-65. 1989 Summer.
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Wilson, Jake
"Distrusting Desire: The Money Shot: Sex, Cinema and Censorship." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 17, pp. (no pagination), November 2001.

Zita, Jacquelyn N.
"Pornography and the Male Imaginary." Enclitic. 9(1-2):28-44. 1987.
Feminist analysis of "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" as an example of pornography permeating much of Hollywood mainstream cinema.

Zizek, Slavoj
"Looking awry." (The status of the gaze qua object in relation to pornography, nostalgia, and montage) October no50 Fall 1989. p. 31-55

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