Hardcore from the Heart: The Pleasures, Profits and Politics of Sex in Performance
Pornography, on or off the stage, is an inflammatory issue, and one which is deeply linked to theatrical representation throughout history. But what happens to the notions of the pornographic when a female performer subverts the conventional models of pornographic representation by reclaiming the agency of her own body?
This is exactly what sex industry worker and performa...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 7th 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published June 2001)
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Someone who had been within the industry confronting the stigma against it. Annie playfully gives more light to another way of viewing sexuality, though I think there is a blind spot around the area of actual abuse of many sex workers. To be taken seriously on such issues, they must not be ignored. I must say though, in a conversation between Annie and an anti-porn feminist, Annie certainly comes through as more educated on the issues as seen by the people on the inside of the industry. It's tim...more