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From Deep Throat to Don Jon: The Pornographication of Cinematic Entertainment

  • Brian McNair
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Part of the Palgrave Entertainment Industries book series (PAEI)

Abstract

This chapter reviews the rise of porno chic in cinema, as a case in the broader pornographication of entertainment. It describes how pornography has been the subject of the full range of film genres from full on slapstick and gross-out comedy, to the intimate human drama of Don Jon, and the dark auteurism of A Hole in My Heart. It examines how cinematic entertainment has grappled with current debates on the societal impact of pornographication, such as the sex selfie/DIY sex tape phenomenon, and porn addiction.

Filmography

  1. Deep Throat (Gerard Damiano, 1972).Google Scholar
  2. Behind the Green Door (Mitchell Brothers, 1973).Google Scholar
  3. Emmanuelle (Just Jaekin, 1974).Google Scholar
  4. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (Val Guest, 1974).Google Scholar
  5. Hardcore (Paul Schrader, 1979).Google Scholar
  6. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Andersen, 1996).Google Scholar
  7. The People Versus Larry Flynt (Milos forman, 1996).Google Scholar
  8. X-Rated (Emilio Estevez, 1998).Google Scholar
  9. 8 mm (Joel Schumaker, 1998).Google Scholar
  10. Baise-Moi (Virginie despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi, 2000).Google Scholar
  11. Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006).Google Scholar
  12. 9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom, 2004).Google Scholar
  13. The Notorious Bettie Page (Mary Harron, 2006).Google Scholar
  14. A Hole in My Heart (Lukas Moodysson, 2004).Google Scholar
  15. Zak and Miri Make a Porno (Kevin Smith, 2008).Google Scholar
  16. The Look of Love (Michael Winterbottom, 2013).Google Scholar
  17. Lovelace (Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein, 2013).Google Scholar
  18. Middle Men (George Gallo, 2010).Google Scholar
  19. Nymphomaniac (Lars Von Trier, 2014).Google Scholar
  20. Sex Tape (Jake Kasdan, 2014).Google Scholar
  21. Don Jon (Gordon-Levitt, Joseph, 2013).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian McNair
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  1. 1.Journalism, Media and CommunicationQueensland University of TechnologyQueenslandAustralia

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