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Still 'Fashionably Laid'? Costume and Contemporary Pornography

Kirkham, Neil and Dirix, Emmanuelle (2017) Still 'Fashionably Laid'? Costume and Contemporary Pornography. Film, Fashion and Consumption. ISSN 20442823

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Kirkham, Neil and Dirix, Emmanuelle
Description:

This article analyses the role of costume in contemporary heterosexual hard-core moving-image pornography. Building upon a previous study (Church Gibson and Kirkham 2012), it focuses on the representation of youth in a sub-site of the American website Reality Kings (2000–present). By drawing on an emergent yet fragmented body of work in this field, it situates the importance of costume and dress in communicating aspects of gendered identity and debates pornography’s use of ‘authentic’ visual strategies. In addition, it problematizes the much-discussed concept of ‘pornification’, arguing for the recognition of an inverse effect in pornographic texts.

Official Website: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/ffc/2017/00000006/00000001/art00005
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Intellect
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 1 September 2017
Digital Object Identifier: https://doi.org/10.1386/ffc.6.1.49_1
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 11:04
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 13:28
Item ID: 12368
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/12368

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