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Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-6-2016

Major Department or Program

Gender Studies


Professor Melissa Wilcox


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.

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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 -- Dissertation collection 2016 s -- Gender Studies

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