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Spanish Erotic Cinema, Paperback / softback Book


The first comprehensive scholarly study of Spanish erotic cinema, this book covers a significant part of the history of Spanish film, from the 1920s until the present day.

Starting with a study of the kiss in silent films, the volume explores homoerotic narratives in the crusade films of the 1940s, the commodification of bodies in the late Franco period, and the so-called destape (literally 'undressing') period that followed the abolition of censorship during the democratic transition.

Reclaiming the importance of Spanish erotic cinema as a genre in itself, a range of international scholars demonstrate how the explicit depiction of sex can be a useful tool to illuminate current and historic social issues including ageism, colonialism, domestic violence, immigration, nationalisms, or women and LGBT rights.

Covering a wide range of cinematic genres, including comedy, horror and melodrama, this book provides an innovative and provocative overview of Spanish cinema history and society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 516 pages, 29 B/W illustrations
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781474440967



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