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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 240–254.
Published: 01 May 2020
... acquisition of Yahoo's internet business in 2017, Tumblr was sold in August 2019 for less than $3 million. This article reviews the factors that led to the adult content ban, including Verizon's plan to eliminate pornography to attract more advertisers to Tumblr, heightened concern about sexual harassment...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 152–171.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Sophie Pezzutto; Lynn Comella Abstract This article introduces the field of trans pornography studies and makes a case for why studying it matters. We locate trans pornography within the broader field of porn studies, while also pointing to its importance to transgender studies. We map the history...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2014
... .” Parallax 14 , no. 1 : 105 – 17 . Steinbock Eliza . 2013 . “  ‘Look!’ but Also, ‘Touch!’: Theorizing Images of Trans-Eroticism beyond a Politics of Visual Essentialism .” In “Porno-Graphics and Porno-Tactics: Desire, Affect, and Representation in Pornography.” Special issue, Re-public: Re...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 174–191.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Whitney Strub Abstract While placing transgender pornography under the sign of queerness has been a necessary feature of queer politics, much of the genealogy of trans porn falls more within the orbit of heteronormative capitalism and was enacted through the problematic figure of the “she-male...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 274–287.
Published: 01 May 2020
... vision of straight male sexual cosmopolitanism, the feminist porn movement, and sex worker politics. In this article, the exhibit's curator discusses the importance of pornography to trans cultural production, the limits of the archive (especially when researching pornography), and the ethics...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 237–239.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Valentina Mia Abstract In this essay, now-retired performer Valentina Mia talks about her experiences transitioning and the conditions that led her to join the pornography industry. She interrogates the role of the Trump administration's SESTA/FOSTA legislation and calls for the full...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 192–207.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the possibility for Black collective and self-transformation. The author offers an analysis of these films as an example of softcore pornography affirming Black womanhood and focuses on what this process of self-making has to offer Black trans and queer feminist thought. Ajita Wilson Black womanhood...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 222–236.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Aster Gilbert Abstract Available scholarship on trans* pornography has favored mainstream studio and alternative/queer productions. Relatively little work has examined the phenomenon of trans* micropornography: user-made remixes of copywritten source material that are shared online within networks...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 268–271.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Geoffrey H. Nicholson Abstract This first-person account discusses relationships between trans women and cis men in an effort to normalize transamory. It also considers the role of trans pornography as a vehicle to learn about trans women and their bodies. From my observations, Western society...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Rae Threat; Lynn Comella Abstract In this essay adult industry photographer Rae Threat explores issues of race, representation, and body politics in the context of queer and trans pornography. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 trans pornography race representation body...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 149–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
... could be part of saving the planet? Given its prominence in the sexual practices of so many people who view it, how lucrative it can be for those who produce it, how simultaneously exploitative and validating it can be for those who perform it, pornography is a drastically understudied topic—trans...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 595–606.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Love Story . New York : AJA Video . Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 transgender LGBT archives sex-positive pornography From Magnus Hirchfeld's Institute for Sexology in Berlin, tragically destroyed in a public ransacking and burning by the Nazis in 1933, to more...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 208–221.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of trans experience than to Sprinkle's interpretation of it—the more erotic it becomes, as if the film had to break with generic limitations of pornography to be something other than just titillating. Cary Cronenwett's 2003 film Phineas Slipped begins in the middle of a high school class roll call...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (4): 443–461.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Distributors . Johnson David K. 2019 . Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement . New York : Columbia University Press . Kaplan Morris . 1972 . “ Pornography and Pirated Stereo Tapes Seized in Raid on Mob-Linked Operation .” New York Times , December 12...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 262–267.
Published: 01 May 2020
... fantasies. She also considers issues of consent and physical and mental health. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 trans pornography consent fantasy professionalism gig economy I was doing really well as a bartender until I got fired because I started transitioning. I went from...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 345–352.
Published: 01 May 2015
... pornography. My search for what one might transpose as “money shots”—moments that made me cry—reveals a parallel with online pornography that augments my explanation of the affects involved in my spectatorship. Paasonen argues that the notion of “affective resonance” is key to understanding viewers...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 674–682.
Published: 01 November 2020
... reaction to the tape, clapping and writhing. In this scene, the rise of pornography viewable in private domestic settings situates the viewer in relation to Reagan-era neoliberalism. Davis tells Fertile, “You're a rich Black girl honey, now you can afford to have a VCR.” The video also cites the 1970s...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 272–273.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Skylar Adams Abstract In this essay, Skylar Adams highlights the ways in which porn has provided her with not only economic stability but also a creative outlet and a sense of belonging and community. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 trans pornography sex work sexual...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 112–127.
Published: 01 February 2017
... proliferated beyond their origin in the popular press: Most popular images and impressions of trans women revolve around sexuality: from “she-male” and “chicks with dicks” pornography to media portrayals of us as sexual deceivers, prostitutes, and sex workers. And of course, there are the recurring themes...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 86–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
...-masculine subjects. Morty Diamond's Trans Entities: The Nasty Love of Papì and Wil (2008) is a form of “docu-porn” that redresses mainstream pornography's exploitative representation of trans people while challenging the absence of sexuality in the documentary genre. Kimberly Reed's Prodigal Sons (2008...