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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... women filmmakers interracial porn experimental film alternative pornographies Figure 1. Production still from Honey Bunny (2008). © VIVID Entertainment LLC. Photo by WinkyTiki Selling a Rebellion: The Industrial Logic of Mainstream Alt-Porn Jennifer Moorman On 13 November...
Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
...: The Sex Tape and its reciting of similar tropes of overabundant black masculin- ity and sexuality. Yet the former, as a feature film, functions slightly differently in the realm of porn than does the latter, as a sex tape. While both interracial texts are legible in and through the con- comitant...
Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
... framed images of Gooding’s body that offer the switchpoint between multiple trajectories of desire, some of which are directly pursued in the flm while others are left for the viewer to imagine. Writing about heterosexual interracial porn, Linda Wil- liams argues that “different interracial...
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ara Osterweil In an era of motion picture history that forbade the representation of explicit adult sexuality and interracial romance, the appeal of Shirley Temple's innocent yet erotic persona was instrumentalized by the film industry as an important box office draw and powerful ideological weapon...
Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 139–159.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Benjamin Balthaser In both art and politics, the deindustrialized city would seem to have taken on the qualities of the “unrepresentable,” a traumatic experience that can only be recorded by its attendant silence, or of depoliticized representation in genres such as “ruin porn.” Despite or perhaps...
Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... injustice, uncertainty over interracial alliances, and disorientation in the face of globalization. Far from challeng- ing conventional racial iconographies, then, the ﬂashback scene simply announces a new and more intricate set of strategies for managing US race relations in an age of increasing...
Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and heterosexual pornography genres.8 Davy’s film follows porn star Claudine Beccarie as she works on set and attends to her otherwise banal daily routine. Vallois succinctly recalls the effect Exhibition had on him: “After that, I said to myself, why not show the [gay sex] life too?”9 Johan’s generic...
Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
... mulatto’ persona that has always characterized sexually desirable mixed-Black female characters in Hollywood films.”11Jordan portrays aborted, interracial, polymorphic sexual love stories in which “straight” white, male characters befriend and fall for “queer” black, female characters. Breaching...
Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 151–159.
Published: 01 May 2008
... is graced with a stunning cover photograph of Davis as the Hungarian-Italian porn star – politician La Cicciolina — José Muñoz describes the process by which queer performers of color seize on toxic images of racialized, sexualized, and gendered others and often take them on as descriptive...
Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... market share. The videos for Houston’s first album are nota- ble for eschewing “soft porn” and gimmicks such as blue hair. In the video, “I want to dance with somebody,” frequent costume changes present her as a mannequin, whose well-proportioned physique and 141 dancer’s posture...
Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of authority, and the socially marginal is a trademark of the prison genre. Even exploitation prison ﬁlms entice viewers by revealing what typically goes unseen in main- stream cinema, especially graphic violence, homosexuality, and eroticized interracial relations. Prominent themes of the genre...
Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in contrast to the first sex scene inGirls , in which Hannah and Adam’s sex acts appear similar to a stale porn film. The unflat- tering camera angles and their performance of rote porn language in flat tones suggest no real desire on Hannah’s part. At one point, Adam calls Natalia a “dirty little...
Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... from conventional expectations: the two parents are both women, and they are an interracial couple,36 signaling the ways that migration creates new family structures and further connecting queerness to diaspora. Ma’s own sexual identity is explicitly referenced in the video, in his voice...
Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 157–185.
Published: 01 December 2004
... in a more positive way in order to articulate their social and political identities.23 The seduction fantasy, the basis for most gay porn scenarios, is a near cultural imperative for 178 • Camera Obscura gay men, rather than an evitable and undesirable traumatizing event. Haynes negotiates...
Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 124–159.
Published: 01 September 1999
..., and comes close to being an all-out love scene. Classically-in terms of lesbian porn for straight males-the two women are rescued from the "mess" of their same-sex love by a man, in this instance, Grady, the sheriff. Throughout the film, such extreme close-ups of non-human objects...