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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Özgür Yaren This article explores trash erotic productions in 1970s Turkish cinema. What was popularly referred to as the “sex influx” ( seks furyası ) was the result of persistent economic and political crises and symptomatic of the ends of certain cultural and economic modes dominant in film...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 101–127.
Published: 01 May 2015
... at Seaside Heights, NJ,” by Flickr user NVS_Inc., www.flickr .com/photos.68135844@N00/4826995594/. Both images Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 Generic, creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode Sex on the Shore: Care and the Ethics of License in Jersey Shore Misha Kavka...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shilyh Warren This article analyzes Performing the Border (dir. Ursula Biemann, Switzerland and Mexico, 1999), Señorita extraviada ( Missing Young Woman , dir. Lourdes Portillo, Mexico, 2001), and The Price of Sex (dir. Mimi Chakarova, US, 2011), three documentaries that focus on the ways that poor...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Anne McKnight This essay considers how ideas about liberation flourished in Japanese sex films in the 1970s by exploring the genre of the housewife film as it traverses industrial contexts. Liberation was abandoned by melancholic male intellectuals after the 1970 failure to halt Japan's military...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., their sex, and their sound tracks; it would seem that the footage in both films might have been shown in any order, that anyone on-screen might have sex with anyone else, and that any ambient sound might score any image. In cinema, synchronization takes disparate image and sound tracks and fixes them...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a director humiliates her at an audition by demanding the right to inspect her body, she begins disembodied phone sex work. Most critics of the film either emphasize the main character's growth or observe that her interiority remains unavailable to viewers despite the film's extensive use of close-ups...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Phillip Brian Harper Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980) Playing in the Dark: Privacy, Public Sex, and the Erotics of the Cinema Venue Phillip Brian Harper I. Toilet Public sex loomed large in the popular consciousness in late 1991, for in July of that year, Paul Reubens-“Pee...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Scott D. Paulin Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 Sex and the Singled Girl: Queer Representation and Containment in Single White Female Scott D. Paulin The title of Barbet Schroeder's 1992 film Single White Female im- mediately suggests...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Bill Nichols; Gerald Peary Jennifer Montgomery at the 1995 Toronto Festival of Festivals. Photo by Karen Schmeer. Children, Art, Sex, Pornography: Jennifer Montgomery's Art for Teachers of Children Bill Nichols and Gerald Peary...
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 3. The staging by Kouzuki (Cho Jin-woong) of Hideko's sex act with a wooden mannequin in The Handmaiden ( Ah-ga-ssi , dir. Park Chan-wook, South Korea, 2016) recalls a shot in a controversial Japanese New Wave classic. More
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 86–100.
Published: 01 September 1983
...Luli McCarroll © 1983 by Camera Obscura 1983 The Body Human: The Sexes (CBS) Dissecting The Body Human: The Sexes Luli McCa1ioll The Body Human: The Sexes is but one episode of a prestigious prime time CBS series called The Body Human. As its title suggests, it investi• gates...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ariane Cruz Reading Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape and the dialogue surrounding it as a most fecund site for the collaborative laboring of black male sexuality, authenticity, and spectatorship, this article reveals the constitutive relationship between authenticity and spectatorship in the production...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Huike Wen Dwelling Narrowness ( Wo ju , translated literally as “snail dwelling”) became Chinese netizens' “favorite TV drama” in 2009. In this paper, I focus on a complex of issues in contemporary Chinese society about which Dwelling Narrowness provoked extensive discussion: love, sex...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Heather Davis Plastic is a seemingly ubiquitous material, one that is both all too visible and, as such, opaque. Beginning with the use of plastic for sex toys, this essay tracks some of the strange convergences between plastic, as a material, and queer theory. In particular, it follows how...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
.... It represents a failed work of mourning for a lost lover of the same sex or perhaps for same-sex desire itself—a destructive relationship to a form of desire he can scarcely acknowledge. Camera Obscura 2008 David Copenhafer teaches literature and film at the University of Pennsylvania and at Bard High...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the classic romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle (dir. Nora Ephron, US, 1993), this article suggests that in fact romantic comedy may itself be considered a melancholy genre. Insofar as the heterosexual coupling that typically ends romantic comedies forecloses same-sex desire, the foreclosed objects exist...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
... photographs, seen as the public culmination of Jenner’s gender transition, and Almodóvar’s fictional film, centered on the forced surgical sex reassignment of one of its characters, both comment on the role of technically produced images in constructing visually articulated bodily materiality as central...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by Breillat's portrayal in À ma sœur! ( Fat Girl , France, 2001) and her other films of nonnormative, even taboo subjects—the depiction of childhood and adolescent sexuality, of unsimulated sex, and of statutory rape—writings on her work have focused largely on the director's public persona and the polemics...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Douglas S. Ishii The “ Modern Family effect,” a reference to the ABC family sitcom that premiered in 2009, first emerged to describe the program’s ratings success and then shifted in meaning to discuss its seemingly bipartisan depiction of same-sex marriage. This convergence of television’s...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to bring longings for collectivity, without an identitarian focus, to the foreground of political consciousness. These filmic examples thus struggle to find a space for the queer collective in place of more traditional modes of coupled romance and sex. They reexamine naturalized and commonplace narratives...