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What was "Behind the Green Door?"

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Date Issued:
2007
Summary:
This project focuses on, Behind the Green Door, a film that inaugurated and in many ways defined the genre of hard-core pornography. I will examine the subversive modes of sexual behavior created and promoted by society and will argue that pornographic films actively attempt to redefine socially created notions of sexual comportment. I will then examine the notion of sexual fantasy and behavior as represented in two pornographic films, The Masseuse and The Fashionistas, in relation to the models of sexual comportment present in Behind the Green Door. Specifically, I will study the work of two female pornographic stars, Jenna Jameson and Belladonna, and discuss the manner in which their work has reclaimed the notion of femininity and the necessity for female sexual pleasure by presenting women as sexually empowered beings able controlling and creating sexual scenarios specifically designed to garner physical pleasure.
Title: What was "Behind the Green Door?": reclaiming femininity and sexual pleasure within pornography.
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Name(s): Williams, Faith Abigail.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
electronic resource
Extent: v, 48 leaves.
Language(s): English
Summary: This project focuses on, Behind the Green Door, a film that inaugurated and in many ways defined the genre of hard-core pornography. I will examine the subversive modes of sexual behavior created and promoted by society and will argue that pornographic films actively attempt to redefine socially created notions of sexual comportment. I will then examine the notion of sexual fantasy and behavior as represented in two pornographic films, The Masseuse and The Fashionistas, in relation to the models of sexual comportment present in Behind the Green Door. Specifically, I will study the work of two female pornographic stars, Jenna Jameson and Belladonna, and discuss the manner in which their work has reclaimed the notion of femininity and the necessity for female sexual pleasure by presenting women as sexually empowered beings able controlling and creating sexual scenarios specifically designed to garner physical pleasure.
Identifier: 309292090 (oclc), 40974 (digitool), FADT40974 (IID), fau:1467 (fedora)
Note(s): by Faith Abigail Williams.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Honors College, 2007.
Bibliography: leaves 43-48.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Behind the green door (Film)
Sex differences (Psychology)
Pornography -- Social aspects
Feminism
Sex role
Held by: FBoU FAUER
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/40974
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Host Institution: FAU

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