Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

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Univ of California Press, Aug 23, 2016 - Performing Arts - 334 pages
In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories and contexts. In so doing, the book argues that the struggles to contain and regulate pleasure represent a primary starting point for situating adult video’s place in a larger history, not just of pornography, but of media history as a whole.
 

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In Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video, Peter Alilunas argues, “Pornography was not just part of the story of home video’s early years; it was a crucial part. The move of ... Read full review

Contents

Adonis Cinema Club advertisement 1971
7
Memories within Miss Aggie advertisement 1975
10
Cal Vistas catalogue 1979
12
Time cover April 5 1976
26
The Origins of Adult Video
40
Video cassette rentals advertisement 1977
41
George Ponser Company advertisement 1943
44
AutoLodge Motel Los Angeles circa 1970
57
Adult Video News Video advertisement 1986
110
Vivid Video and Femme Productions
117
Blue Magic poster 1981
138
Femme video box cover 1984
147
Video Rental Stores and the Toxicity
158
Antipornography protestors Clinton Township Michigan 1980
164
Final Report July 9 1986
173
Video stores back room in Roseanne aired 1997
190

AutoLodge Motel advertisement 1972
58
Home Theater Systems advertisement 1975
69
Sweethearts Home Video Centers advertisement 1978
76
Love TV advertisement 1979
79
Selling XXX without the Sex
84
VideoXPix advertisement for The Erotic World of Angel Cash 1983
107
Credits in On the Prowl 1989
203
Notes
209
Selected Bibliography
283
Index
303
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Peter Alilunas is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Oregon.

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