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Sexy Thrills.

Sexy Thrills

Nina K. Martin

University of Illinois Press

1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6975

0252074378, $20.00 1-800-545-4703

Written by Nina K. Martin (assistant professor of film studies, Emory University), Sexy Thrills: Undressing the Erotic Thriller is a close examination of direct-to-video erotic thriller films--which unlike most soft-core pornography, are usually made specifically for female viewers. Chapters examine how the erotic thriller has refashioned the gothic and film noir genres, the subtle and not-to-subtle messages these films convey concerning female sexuality, subjectivity, and gender construction, and much more. Scrutinizing the almost contradictory tendency of these films to elevate an empowered, sexually experienced heroine ("sexy bad girl") and emphasize standards that strictly limit acceptable expressions of female sexuality, Sexy Thrills provides an expert-level measured discourse of this pop culture phenomenon. Highly recommended especially for cinematic studies shelves.
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Date:Jun 1, 2007
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