Abstract William Johnson: "A New View of Porn: The Films of Tatsumi Kumashiro." Tatsumi Kumashiro (1927-1995) became a leading maker of Japanese soft-core porn films in the 1970s and 1980s. Because he aimed to make films whose interest ranged beyond sexual arousal, his work sheds new light on the debate over screen pornography. This study examines several of his films and shows the distinctiveness of his approach.

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