Price of pleasure

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Main contributors
Picker, Miguel; Sun, Chyng-Feng; Wosnitzer, Robert; Open Lens Media
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.
Tennie, Matthew; McDonough, Tim, 1942-; Kaempfer, Andy; Dines, Gail; Jensen, Robert, 1958-; Wolff, Richard D.; Bridges, Ana; Levy, Ariel, 1974-; Paul, Pamela; Stagliano, John; Angel, Joanna; Greene, Ernest; Lewis, Sarah Katherine; Chomsky, Noam
Media Education Foundation
Documentary films
Broadcasting, Communications; TV, Film; American Culture, History; Pornography -- United States; Pornography -- Social aspects -- United States; Pornography in popular culture -- United States; Sex in popular culture -- United States
North America; United States; Massachusetts; Northampton
Distinctive Media Collections
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In Copyright
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Physical Description
56 minutes; color
Films @ UM


Access condition: campus-only.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090497; Fedora 2 PID: umd:77880; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/11191; Catalog Key: alephsys003884897; OCLC: ocn663976128

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