Smutty Little Movies

The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video
by Peter Alilunas
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Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

ISBN: 9780520965362

Binding: Kobo eBook

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In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories and contexts. In so doing, the book argues that the struggles to contain and regulate pleasure represent a primary starting point for situating adult video’s place in a larger history, not just of pornography, but of media history as a whole.