Graduation Year

2016

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-6-2016

Major Department or Program

Gender Studies

Advisor(s)

Professor Melissa Wilcox

Abstract

This thesis analyzes the role that gender performativity plays in two pornographic films--Hello, Pool Boy! and Jean Fucking--and hypothesizes about possible effects of these films on the gender enactment of their viewers. In doing this, it seeks to challenge the notion that feminist pornography necessarily avoids the citation of restrictive gender norms apparent in mainstream pornography.

Page Count

65

Subject Headings

Feminsm and the arts -- Exhibitions, Pornography -- Marketing, Pornographic films-- Hello‚ Pool Boy!, Pornographic films -- Jean Fucking, Gender‚ sexuality & culture, Sex role in motion pictures, Whitman College 2016 -- Dissertation collections -- Gender Studies

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http://hdl.handle.net/10349/201608111259

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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