Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the "Frenzy of the Visible", Expanded Edition
In this now-classic study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does—as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality. For the 1999 edition, Williams has written a new preface and a new epilogue, "On/scenities," illustrated with 25 photographs. She has also added a supplementary bibliography.
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Williams argues that filmed pornography went through a trajectory in the twentieth century of increasing attention to the problem of women’s pleasure (or of how to represent women’s pleasure), which ... Read full review
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Hard Core traces ". . . the changing meaning and function of the genre of pornography. . . .'' As a scholarly study of "`mainstream,' heterosexual, hard-core pornography,'' that is, as a specific film ... Read full review
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