January 2018 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s Elena Gorfinkel


Paperback | Jan 2018 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517900175 | 352pp | 216x140mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$41.99, NZD$47.99

Elena Gorfinkel examines the social and legal developments that made sexploitation films possible: their aesthetics, their regulation, and their audiences. Recovering a lost chapter in the history of independent cinema and American culture, she explores the ways sexploitation films changed how spectators encountered and made sense of the sexualized body and set the stage for the adult film industry of today.