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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 12–19.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Constance Penley Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 Pornography, Eroticism Constance Pen 1e y Near the beginning of Sauve pipeut (la vie), in a scene that has been singled out for accusations of pornography (specifically, pedophilia), “Paul Godard” drops by a sports...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... ecosexuality environmental justice masturbation Pornhub pornography queer © 2020 by Camera Obscura 2020 Figure 1. Pornhub s Arbor Day 2014 Celebratory Tree Counter Nature is so full of sensual delights. It s so erotic. It s so beautiful. It s so fulfilling. There s so much pleasure to be had...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Bill Nichols; Gerald Peary Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Jennifer Montgomery at the 1995 Toronto Festival of Festivals. Photo by Karen Schmeer. Children, Art, Sex, Pornography: Jennifer Montgomery's Art for Teachers...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of black manhood. That is, the tape facilitates our understanding of how performances of race, gender, sex, and sexuality are equally induced by subject as by spectator. The tape not only speaks to the constitutive links between authenticity and spectatorship that pornography reveals but also...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Shu Lea Cheang; Alexandra Juhasz “Digital nomad” Shu Lea Cheang and friend and critic Alexandra Juhasz consider the reasons for and implications of the censorship of Cheang’s 2017 film FLUIDØ , particularly as it connects to their shared concerns in AIDS activism, feminism, pornography, and queer...
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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 (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... liminal. Through close readings of The Seven Year Itch, Blue Velvet, Three Little Pigs , and The Empire Strikes Back , I track the range of meaning found in cinematic breathing, from the figurative presence of erotic breath in pornography to the literal associations of air and environment in animation...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
... a fundamental shift in the older conception of the performance artwork as a unique event. The article explores the way in which both reperformance and pornography are characterized by a mode of reception in which a document of a past performance becomes the occasion for the creation of new affect in the present...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that these filmmakers exploit what I term the audience's cruel knowledge about actresses in order to position the films in relation to the other art forms associated with their actresses (ballet and pornography). Building from the premise that spectacle and excess are necessary to both celebrity and cruelty, I argue...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., pornography) with New Wave cinematic aesthetics (jump cuts, an interrupted sound track, a revealed apparatus). It is a remarkable film for its sexual forthrightness as well as the value Vallois places on cinematic form. Johan is a dynamic text particularly when read through the contemporaneous political...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Alexia Smit Critical accounts of plastic surgery television tend to explain women viewers' engagement with it either through comparisons to pornography and in terms of visual pleasure or by figuring the viewer as a docile, disciplined subject who reproduces the values espoused by the format...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 154–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Institute of Chicago, where they collaborated on Chingari chumma ( Stinging Kiss , 2000)—a short video that turns a cliched Bollywood ending into a queer fairy-tale phantasy— as an experiment in post-pornography. In this conversation, the artists reflect on the beginnings of their collaboration, giving...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 89–117.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Finley Freibert Abstract Pat Rocco's ONE Adventure , a promotional film for a gay men's nonprofit's tourism subsidiary, documented early 1970s US‐Europe homophile coalitions but also incorporated softcore sequences for commercial appeal to a gay male market. Yet Rocco's disavowal of pornography...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of contemporary pornography as compensatory fantasy, the article suggests that the actions of the working-class heroes of exploitation films symbolize revenge for powerless masses of the working class and underclass. It also argues that sex films, which started out as exclusively sexist and misogynistic...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the historical and contextual significance of these questions, I situate Benglis' video at the intersection of three visual histories in the US: that of early video art, seventies feminist art, and mass culture pornography. Although Benglis is primarily a sculptor, she turned increasingly to video in the early...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
... physical appearance, pose critical challenges to the current discourse on pornography in film and media studies, in particular, the assumption that pornography is generically moti- vated by the desire to arouse male viewers by the objectification of the woman’s body. Like Hollywood, the adult film...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... push, fueled in part by technological and cultural developments, away from the highly polished and routinized representations found in traditional pornography. Video and Web technologies have significantly chal- lenged the assumption of who controls the production, distribu- tion...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 120–131.
Published: 01 September 1983
... Studies," "Dimensions of Pornography," "Approaches to a Gay Film History." In retrospect, one could reformulate these areas along two major axes, theoretical and historical, which cut across the somewhat arbitrarily constructed boundaries for discussion. Up until now, most...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 1988
... were pulled- heuristically 103 and 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...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 139–140.
Published: 01 May 1992
... of California Press, 1993. $25.00. No End to Her: Soap Opera and the Female Subject by Martha Nochimson. University of California Press, 1993. $15.00. The Invention of Pornography: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1 800 edited by Lynn Hunt. The MIT Press, 1993. $26.95. Dirty Looks...