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Why Do Porn Films Suck?

Petra Van Brabandt and Jesse Prinz

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

There are some striking similarities in medium, form, content, and emotional impact between canonical works of art and porn films. Nevertheless, the latter are rarely regarded as art. This chapter ... More


Hard to Swallow: Deep Throat

Ellen Willis

in Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author’s reflections about the porn film Deep Throat. Throat was the first porn movie to become a cultural event. Besides being a huge money-maker, it was widely acclaimed ... More


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