The Price of Pleasure

Sub-title: 

Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships

Date & Time: 
02/11/2009 - 7:30pm
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FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

Film Data: 

Dirs. Miguel Picker & Chyng Sun | 2008 | 55 mins | Documentary

Teaser: 

Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has become one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries in the United States...

Description: 

Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has become one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries in the United States. It is estimated that the pornography industry's annual revenue has reached $13 billion. At the same time, the content of pornography has become more aggressive as well as more overtly sexist and racist. Going beyond the debate of liberal versus conservative, the film features the voices of consumers, critics, and pornography producers and performers. It paints a nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, and liberty and responsibility are intertwined in the most intimate parts of our sexual identities and relationships.

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