Off/Scene Representation: On the Construction of Sexuality in Pornographic Cinema

Julia Kratje


Various manifestations of pornography have
been emphatically addressed by feminist studies and critique.
In that context, the pornographic movie genre and erotic
cinema are often considered part of a phallogocentric universe
of meaning. Some dissonant views exist, however, relative to
the conception of pornography as a clear reproducer of
women’s sexual oppression. Bearing in mind the
aforementioned debates, this work analyzes the
representational dimension of pornographic films from a
socio-cultural standpoint, focusing on the rhetoric of
pornography and on its effects on the construction of the
contemporary socio-sexual universe.


Cinema, Feminism, Pornography, Representation

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