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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 52111–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.111
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ryan Powell During the early to mid-1970s, when feature-length hardcore films became a popular cultural phenomenon in the United States, hardcore came to designate more than just a genre or an industry—it became a ubiquitous mode of performance, an ethos, and a style. This article explores how...
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Published: 01 April 2019
FIGURE 4. Dana Gillespie and “Number 14” share a hardcore embrace on the cover of After Dark , July 1975. FIGURE 4. Dana Gillespie and “Number 14” share a hardcore embrace on the cover of After Dark, July 1975.
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Published: 01 April 2019
FIGURE 9. Chita Rivera and Clive Clerk take up hardcore positions and the erotic messaging of “playsuits” and “Loveshirts.” After Dark , December 1975, 62. FIGURE 9. Chita Rivera and Clive Clerk take up hardcore positions and the erotic messaging of “playsuits” and “Loveshirts.” After Dark
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5219–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.19
Published: 01 April 2019
... seen in theaters. Gone from both straight and gay films were many transgressive sex acts that had frequently been staples of the genre, affecting the perceived oeuvre of nearly every hardcore filmmaker of the era. This article recovers the lost history of sexual media editing, arguing for a more...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 521–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.1
Published: 01 April 2019
... definitionally and physiognomically male viewer. Alternately, the rhetorical valence of the definitions of “softcore” and “hardcore” as genre markers discursively index the kinds of bodies—erect or flaccid, rigid or lax—that these films expose, anatomize, put to work, and produce. Via arousal, disgust, residue...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 52181–210 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.181
Published: 01 April 2019
... pleasure and danger from a gay context. The 1980s were a fraught period for feminism, during which time the anti-pornography faction caricatured hardcore media (with scant consideration for its multiplicity of forms) into a monolith of misogyny, violence, false consciousness, and alienation. These sweeping...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5249–82 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.49
Published: 01 April 2019
... clear demarcation of boundaries and consent, as opposed to the casting-couch narratives that usually surround the imagination of soft porn. 24 Marking its distinction from hardcore pornography has always been central to the soft-porn industry. The soft-porn filmmakers and production personnel I...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5283–110 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.83
Published: 01 April 2019
... the soundtracks that privilege women's cries and pants of pleasure. The “semen return” unpopular with Hamano's actors likewise works to refashion the grammar of the money shot. 45 Where hardcore takes great pains to visualize the explosive ejaculation from the penis, Hamano developed a...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 52240–254 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.2.240
Published: 01 April 2019
... pornography sought to cultivate an aesthetic of authenticity that would differentiate it from “faux” lesbian scenes in heterosexual hardcore film. As a result, some of the most revealing historical documents in the Bright Papers are not institutional records but rather eclectic assemblages of the material and...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2018; 4184–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2018.4.1.84
Published: 01 January 2018
... bringing grief upon themselves through their narrow-minded, queer cryptographic standpoint. Once again, female viewers were ridiculed for their “hardcore” spectatorial investment in representations of same-sex intimacy, their labor elided under claims of compulsory heterosexuality and accusations of...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 145–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.4.5
Published: 01 October 2015
... America, 1870–1945 (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1999), 18. 56. Ibid., 14, 51–52. 57. Ibid., 109. 58. Steve Waksman, “Tinkering with Hardcore and Heavy Metal in Southern California,” Social Studies of Science 34, no. 5 (2004): 677–78. 59. Ibid., 675. 60. See ibid...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2015; 1366–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2015.1.3.66
Published: 01 July 2015