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Alternate title:Pornography, sexuality & relationships
Summary:Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film places the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. [The film] moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate areas of our lives.
Description:Contents: Introduction -- Porn stars : myths and realities -- Just a fantasy? -- Empowered by porn? -- Harder and harder.
Creator:Picker, Miguel
Sun, Chyng-Feng
Wosnitzer, Robert
Open Lens Media
Contributor:Tennie, Matthew
McDonough, Tim, 1942-
Kaempfer, Andy
Dines, Gail
Jensen, Robert, 1958-
Wolff, Richard D.
Bridges, Ana
Levy, Ariel, 1974-
Paul, Pamela
Stagliano, John
Angel, Joanna
Greene, Ernest
Lewis, Sarah Katherine
Chomsky, Noam
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Century:2001-2100
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Pornography -- United States
Pornography -- Social aspects -- United States
Pornography in popular culture -- United States
Sex in popular culture -- United States
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:TV, Film
American Culture, History
Collection:Films@UM
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