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The price of pleasure : pornography, sexuality & relationships

Author: Miguel PickerChyng-Feng SunRobert WosnitzerMatthew TennieTim McDonoughAll authors
Publisher: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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"Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film places the voices of critics, producers, and performers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Documentary
Feature films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel Picker; Chyng-Feng Sun; Robert Wosnitzer; Matthew Tennie; Tim McDonough; Andy Kaempfer; Gail Dines; Robert Jensen; Richard D Wolff; Ana Bridges; Ariel Levy; Pamela Paul; John Stagliano; Joanna Angel; Ernest Greene; Sarah Katherine Lewis; Noam Chomsky; Open Lens Media.; Media Education Foundation.
ISBN: 1932869263 9781932869262
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 250669273
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary in 2008.
Special features: "blurred" version of the film (edited for the classroom); "Chomsky on pornography" featurette (4 min.); "Donkey punch" featurette (2 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Miguel Picker ; edited by Miguel Picker ; original music & sound design, Miguel Picker.
Performer(s): Narration, Matthew Tennie, Timothy McDonough, Andy Kaempfer ; interviewees: Gail Dines, Robert Jensen, Richard Wolff, Ana Bridges, Ariel Levy, Pamela Paul, John Stagliano, Joanna Angel, Ernest Greene, Sarah Katherine Lewis, Noam Chomsky.
Target Audience: "Viewer discretion is advised, contains violence, nudity & sexual imagery"--Container.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Introduction (12:15 min.) --
Porn stars : myths and realities (6:31 min.) --
Just a fantasy? (15:32 min.) --
Empowered by porn? (7:46 min.) --
Harder and harder (11:48 min.).
Other Titles: Chomsky on pornography.
Donkey punch.
Pornography, sexuality & relationships
Pornography, sexuality and relationships
Responsibility: Open Lens Media presents ; produced and directed by Miguel Picker & Chyng Sun ; written by Chyng Sun & Robert Wosnitzer.

Abstract:

"Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film places the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. [The film] moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate areas of our lives"--Container.
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The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships

(EMRO user published 2009-01-29 ) Very Good Permalink
Once restricted to plain paper-wrapped mail delivery and questionable “art house” distribution in the most dubious parts of town, pornography has rapidly spread through mainstream popular culture in the last few decades to emerge as a multi-billion dollar industry. Its surprising corporate partners...
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