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Smutty Little Movies : The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video, Hardback Book

Smutty Little Movies : The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 22 b-w
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780520291706

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