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Smutty Little MoviesThe Creation and Regulation of Adult Video$
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Peter Alilunas

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520291706

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520291706.001.0001

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Smaller Than Life

Smaller Than Life

Adult Video, Pleasure, and Control

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(p.5) Introduction Smaller Than Life
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Smutty Little Movies
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Peter Alilunas

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0002

This introduction offers an overview of relevant literature, a brief trajectory of the history of pornography before the video era, and an analysis of why the topic has not received much attention. Additionally, it offers one of the central arguments in the book, that the industry’s quest for respectability by foregrounding quality (both aesthetically and narratively) had critical ramifications in terms of gender and sexuality—particularly for women—that have been previously overlooked.

Keywords:   Pornography, Home Video, Film History, Sexuality Studies, Film and Media Studies, Cultural Studies

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