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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Research Center postdoctoral fellow and a research associate in the Department of Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University. © 2011 by Camera Obscura Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape (2007) DVD menu The Black Visual Experience: Hendrix, Porn, and Authenticity Ariane Cruz Since 29...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the present. The masturbatory quality of performance documentation and porn is characterized by self-pleasure and a plentitude of affect. It also involves the structuring of a present performance in relation to the fantasy of a previous performance that is viewed in a technologically mediated form of...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Emily Shelton A Star Is Porn: Corpulence, Comedy, and the Homosocial Cult of Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy Emily Shelton In a 1995 episode of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, “Career Day,” the eponymous, flatulent, nose-picking adolescent duo take their usual spot on the couch and watch...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jennifer Moorman The seemingly paradoxical phenomenon of mainstream alt-porn belies ostensible distinctions between industrial pornography and its alternatives. These corporate iterations of alt-porn—an initially grassroots, oppositional, community-based form of adult filmmaking—tend to interweave...
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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...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ecological crisis at the hands of deforestation and porn studies with two aims. First, it highlights the fraught relationship a pornographic video aggregator like Pornhub might share with feminist and queer epistemologies. Second, it emphasizes the ecosexual nature of environmental justice by way of...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... opens a window onto the interconnections and adaptations that live between friends, sex, technology, illness, feminism, and representation. © 2020 by Camera Obscura 2020 cyberpunk digital media feminist porn Shu Lea Cheang queer media AIDS media Figure 1. FLUIDØ (dir. Shu Lea Cheang...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 132–160.
Published: 01 May 1996
...-forwarding through the formulaic pretenses to narrativity (that is, fast-forwarding to find the "good parts") is not unusual behavior for the porn viewer/critic. But the scene described above, unfolding with the opening credits, indicates the degree to which Safe Is Desire (BlushlFatale Video 1993) is...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 187.
Published: 01 May 1996
... Contributors 187 Mary T. Conway is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at Temple University. She is the author of "Spectatorship in Lesbian Porn: The 'Woman's Woman's' Film," forthcoming in Wide Angle. Ramona Curry, Associate...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... content as “hardcore without nudity,” a “real face having a real orgasm — it’s the opposite of porn.”5 If what hard core typically defines itself through — the display of nudity and real sex acts — is absent on the Web site, why does Lawrence insist on the designa- tion hard core ? More...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Scene and Showtime began broadcasting the ceremony —  the AVN awards have gone increasingly mainstream. The show’s website boasts a who’s who, not of porn stars but of mainstream celebrities: “Viewed by millions, the show has included perfor- mances by Grammy-­nominated artist Flo Rida, Baby Bash...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Not a Porn Star”18 Las Vegas, ever the fabled home of scandal and sin, has a new feather in its cap: it has become the putative place where female reality celebrity goes to renew itself — or die trying. Head toward the airport on I-­115 south of the strip, and your attention will be arrested...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... filmmakers that a lesbian number “is a major turn-on to a large portion of your heterosexual audience” and thus integral to a suc- cessful porn production.32 Paradoxically, the inception of feature-length porn poten- tially changed the dynamic of the heterosexual audience by thema- tizing female...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 1988
... provisionally- away from the phallus. Porn Pornography is often understood, as much in recent feminist theory as in the juridical arena, to be in some sense a generalizable instance of masculine sexuality at work through cultural representations. That is, pornography often seems to act as the...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... — provocatively mixes the documentary 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...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 183–186.
Published: 01 December 1989
... video porn among women-point to the prob- lems inherent in theorizing the female spectator as “difference.” In Diane Waldman’s words, “by emphasizing the differences in male and female spectatorship and by attributing those differences to the manner in which we take on...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 120–131.
Published: 01 September 1983
... Waugh (Concordia University) presented "Gay Pornography as Cultural History" in which he argued for the political significance of gay male porn. Waugh demonstrated how por- 130 nography has been historically caught at various junctures between art and commodity to signify differentials of...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the 1980s and 1990s, gay and lesbian studies of sex and film spearheaded by B. Ruby Rich, Vito Russo, Alexander Doty, Dyer, and Waugh, among others, were then joined by what would be called porn studies. Linda Williams’s Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the “Frenzy of the Visible”  became the...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
... obtain in the porn-theater context before we throw it out entirely. In order to do this, it might be helpful to recall a key element of my experience in the YMCA. Having summarized and adopted Humphreys’s conception of social 105 visibility for use in my consideration...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 157–187.
Published: 01 May 2003
... outrage and pain by proxy. Assaulted by lurid depictions, disgusted by the seamy decadence of the underground porn business, Welles becomes increasingly appalled by his second-hand knowledge both of the decadent desires of the wealthy and of the eager complicity of greedy, mur...