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Trouble Ahead: Pleasure, Possibility and the Future of Queer Porn
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film (2012)
  • Shawna Lipton, Portland State University
Abstract
This article provides a genealogy of a recent wave of cinematic pornography and situates ‘queer porn’ at the nexus of subversive art practice, hardcore pornography and sexual and body politics. The analysis is rooted in a close reading of Courtney Trouble’s film Nostalgia (2009), contextualized within the discourses of porn studies (an area of academic focus in film studies and visual cultural studies), feminism and queer theory. The four ultimate claims are that queer porn is characterized by (1) citationality (i.e., playful references to previous porn films); (2) multiplicity and variety of bodies and genders (trans, genderqueer, modified, fat bodies); (3) perverse and alternative pleasures (e.g., female ejaculation); and (4) queer audience address and community formation.
Publication Date
September, 2012
DOI
10.1386/ncin.10.2-3.197_1
Publisher Statement
At the time of publication Shawna Lipton was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Citation Information
Lipton, S. (2012). Trouble Ahead: Pleasure, Possibility and the Future of Queer Porn. New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, Volume 10, Numbers 2-3, pp. 197-207(11).