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The End Of Sexual Taboos: Erotic and Pornographic Cinema
February 26, 2005 8:46 PM   Subscribe

The End Of Sexual Taboos: Erotic and Pornographic Cinema. Not safe for work.
posted by nthdegx (9 comments total)

 
I'd like to see a taboo on centered text on a black background. Can Rick Santorum take care of that one, please?
posted by matildaben at 8:59 PM on February 26, 2005


you kids and your hormones are soooo cute!
posted by quonsar at 9:10 PM on February 26, 2005


Interesting to hear about the efforts of directors to make their sex scenes censor-proof by working them into the plot. And - this is a nice counterpoint to all the hooplah about how "Deep Throat suddenly made plotted sex movies possible." (Anthony Lane pretty much sums up my take on that whole thing.)
posted by soyjoy at 9:34 PM on February 26, 2005


That Anthony Lane Deep Throat review made me laugh out loud in a restaurant. I usually hate the guy. He manages to bring up New York in every single review and comes across as a crotchety 60 year old -- I was surprised to find out how young he actually is (although there are plenty of MeFites who could give him a run for his money in this respect). But when I agree with his snark, it's really, really good.

This list of proto-erotic movies is helping me fill up my Netflix queue to an even more disgusting length. Thanks, nthdegx.
posted by painquale at 10:25 PM on February 26, 2005


On the one hand, this is a fantastic academic analysis.

On the other hand, I now have new wank movies.

Metafilter: Induce cognitive dissonance.
posted by NickDouglas at 11:48 PM on February 26, 2005


The one thing we can say for certain of "adult" entertainment is that it is never adult; in its very eagerness to fence off sexual abandonment from other forms of lived experience, it betrays its origins in the hearts of the perpetually and perspiringly adolescent.

Oh, how I love thee, Anthony Lane.
posted by jokeefe at 12:01 PM on February 27, 2005


Oh, just to followup-- he's talking about Deep Throat and the porno industry in general, not serious works of art, as some of the movies listed on this site most certainly are.
posted by jokeefe at 12:03 PM on February 27, 2005


nthdegx, great post. Just thought I would point out that this same site also has a really awesome page about the most incredible movie that was never released, The Day the Clown Cried a holocaust picture starring Jerry Lewis. There are copies of two different scripts for the legendary picture as well as articles about it. The main page also has many other links to odd and ridiculous cinema.
posted by mokujin at 1:49 PM on February 27, 2005


"The man's balls are startling additions to the repertory of commercial cinema."
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:34 PM on February 27, 2005


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