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Pornographic Film and Video: Lesbian  
 
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Despite continuing debates over pornography within the feminist and lesbian communities, lesbian indie-porn companies have emerged to enjoy considerable success. SIR envisions creating a lesbian porn empire, and in 2001 Fatale Video--which is also launching an erotic book imprint--released a collection of shorts entitled Afterschool Special.

Groups such as Feminists for Free Expression and Feminists Against Censorship continue to fight for the right of women to make and watch pornography. It seems that more than ever, lesbians are seizing that right.

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social sciences >> Overview:  Computers, the Internet, and New Media

Since the advent of the Internet, lesbians, gay men, and sexual and gender nonconformists of all kinds have been able to use a variety of computer-mediated communications to meet and network both on- and offline.

arts >> Overview:  Erotic and Pornographic Art: Lesbian

Considering the unique set of problems facing lesbians who want to produce erotic art for the enjoyment of other lesbians, it is remarkable that so much lesbian erotica has been produced in so brief a time.

literature >> Overview:  Erotica and Pornography

Erotic and pornographic works have been written in many cultures since ancient times and recently have flourished with the relaxation of censorship.

arts >> Overview:  Pornographic Film and Video: Bisexual

Bisexual pornography began in earnest during the mid-1980s, but the quality and number of bisexual videos has decreased dramatically since their heyday in the 1980s.

arts >> Overview:  Pornographic Film and Video: Gay Male

Gay male pornographic film and video, which dates from the release of Wakefield Poole's The Boys in the Sand in 1971, has provided gay men an all-too-rare positive image of gay sexuality.

arts >> Overview:  Pornographic Film and Video: Transsexual

Most of the pornography that features transsexuals is neither made by nor for them, but in recent years trans porn activists have began to produce pornography for transsexual and other queer audiences.

social sciences >> Overview:  Sex Work and Prostitution: Female

Sex work has long been the last resort of desperate women and girls, but more recently some women--including some lesbians--have been drawn to the profession by a renegade ideology of sexual liberation.


    Bibliography
   

Bleu Productions website: www.bleuproductions.com.

Califia, Pat. Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2000.

Fatale Media website: www.fatalevideo.com.

Henderson, Lisa. "Lesbian Pornography." New Lesbian Criticism. Sally Munt, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. 173-191.

Milliken, Christine. "Eroticizing Safer Sex: Pedagogy and Performance in Lesbian Video." Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities, and Politics. Dawn Atkins, ed. Binghamton, N. Y.: Harrington Park Press, 1999. 93-102.

SIR Video website: www.sirvideo.com.

Taormino, Tristan. "Desperately Seeking Dyke Porn." The Village Voice 45.17 (April 26-May 2, 2000): 142.

 

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    Author: Theophano, Teresa  
    Entry Title: Pornographic Film and Video: Lesbian  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
    Publication Name: glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, and Queer Culture
 
    Publication Date: 2002  
    Date Last Updated March 14, 2005  
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