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Porn. Do you think of it as a dirty word, a taboo topic, something you associate with cheesy films with bad plots? Filmmaker and author Erika Lust is here to change all that. With the goal of making porn more accessible to women, Good Porn examines the films, the industry, and the phenomenon. It breaks away from any assumptions you may have about porn, opening the door for ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Seal Press (first published 2008)
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Yessica
May 06, 2014 Yessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Okay I didn't really finish the whole thing but that's because a last section of the book is mostly a list of types of porn and revolutionary porn films made in the modern era. I was really interested in her arguments on feminism and pornography as that is more rare and we need more women to write about these issues. She breaks down a lot of terms that are pretty well known and if you have ever visited a porn site you would probably already know. This book is best for someone who is completely i ...more
Teresa
Jul 10, 2012 Teresa rated it liked it
This book shows how the porn industry is centered in the male figure, and how it diminishes the female figure. Through a feminist approach, the author proposes how we, as women, can regain our space in society and reclaim our sexuality through a so-called 'feminist pornography'. Interesting, though I did mind the mild slut shaming and the lack of inclusion of the asexual community.
Beatriz
Jul 04, 2013 Beatriz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha parecido un libro muy interesante en el que se critica el porno de hoy en día, predominado por hombres a los que no les importa el placer femenino ni su punto de vista (la mayoría de las veces) y con un claro toque machista.

La primera parte del libro fue la que me gustó más ya que, como he mencionado, se critica el cine porno predominante desde el punto de vista feminista y se anima a las mujeres a experimentar con su sexualidad, de forma sana y segura, para conocerse mejor sin sentirse a
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Laura
Jun 14, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
Feminist porn director Erika Lust says "enough" on the so-called mainstream porn. She does not call for the institution of a "feminist censorship", but rather very colloquially explains what is wrong in the industry's current state of affairs about sexism, women erasure and rape culture (hell, with the whole cinematographic production complex, not only the sexually explicit one) and advocates a new, "women friendly" approach. Part feminist manifesto, part film guide (while it briefly mentions to ...more
Harirari
Aug 29, 2014 Harirari rated it really liked it
Me ha encantado pero no le doy 5 estrellas porque gran parte del libro son recomendaciones de películas y se centra demasiado en la cantidad de subgéneros de porno que hay. Pero lo que más me ha gustado es su crítica al porno que se hace hoy en día, muy pobre en calidad y con una originalidad nula, además del punto de vista tan machista que podemos apreciar en este tipo de porno.
La verdad es que es un libro bastante completo, coincido con la mayoría de las opiniones de Erika.
Melissa
Nov 26, 2010 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: feminism
Good Porn: A Woman’s Guide is written by feminist porn director/producer Erika Lust. In her introduction, Lust discusses one of her biggest qualms with mainstream porn: “the women in those movies existed for one reason alone–to pleasure the men.” In response, Lust offers readers a feminist alternative, discussing the porn industry from a female porn director’s perspective and offering suggestions so that people can locate women- and LGBTI-friendly pornography.

The book starts out strong. The firs
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Pat
Jun 01, 2016 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Toda persona deberia leer este libro, divertido, didáctico...es una gran guía para introducirse en el mundo del porno.
Paolo
Jun 09, 2013 Paolo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Erika Lust è sostanzialmente una regista di film porno. Per marketing, o per convinzione personale, o per entrambe le cose, posiziona il suo prodotto nella nicchia di mercato delle donne che guardano il porno(sono probabilmente più degli uomini, ormai, almeno per quanto riguarda i film veri e propri). Stando a quel che si legge in questo libro piuttosto confuso, disordinato, deve trattarsi di un porno noiosissimo. Una corazzata Potemkin in sedicesimo, applicata alla camera da letto.
Laura Cáceres
Nov 25, 2012 Laura Cáceres rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me encantó, sobre todo pese a que estoy en un ambiente de mucha represión sexual y social, esta es toda una guía para adentrarte en el buen cine erótico, y lo mejor es que toma en cuenta la percepción femenina, sobre la cual poco se ha hablado.

¡A ver porno y a hacer porno para mujeres, las que quieran!¡y a disfrutar de nuestra sexualidad!
Robert Fornes
Un buen libro de referencia para seguir la pista al nuevo género porno, que muestra más estilo, sofisticación, mejores guiones, fotografía e interpretación. Sin valor narrativo alguno, es meramente una guía de contenidos.
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Erika Lust (Stockholm, Sweden, 1977) is a filmmaker, journalist, and founder of Lust Films of Barcelona. She is the director of award-winning adult films. Five Hot Stories for Her (2007) won Best Movie of the Year at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto and Barcelona Sex Project (2008), an experimental independent documentary, won Best Erotic Documentary at the E-Line Awards in Berlin.

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“Linda Williams dice algo muy interesante en su libro Hard Core. Afirma que una de las fantasías más tradicionales de la pornografía masculina es la violación que se convierte en éxtasis, y en que la mujer acaba disfrutando. Los hombres siempre fantasean sobre la débil frontera entre el 'no' y el 'sí' de una mujer. Este es el clásico dilema de la violación en nuestra sociedad sexista: la sospecha de que la víctima quiere ser victimizada. Esta es la razón por la que la violación en los juzgados siempre es un tema difícil, y sigue siendo uno de los crímenes donde más se desconfía de la veracidad de las víctimas.” 5 likes
“Todavía siento que en muchos ámbitos de nuestra sociedad, si no eres santa y sumisa, si protestas, reivindicas, si molestas y te revelas, te señalan indicando que eres conflictiva, que eres peligrosa. (...) Ser feminisita me parece tan lógico como ser antiracista o antihomófobo.” 5 likes
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