Pornography in contemporary author cinema

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Rafał Syska | Krakow


Pornography in contemporary author cinema
The text employs the evolving phenomenon called by author as “art-hard core”, what means the tendency in contemporary art cinema where there are scenes and tolls so far reserved for pornographic films. The author presents the evolution of the phenomenon and some most important or groundbreaking works characteristic for “art-hard core” as well as reasons for the use of such scenes (in plot, ideology and reception terms). In this context, he stresses the theme of psycho-sexual experiments undertaken by the protagonists, the problem of loneliness and communication limitation only to his/her own body, as well as feminist and gay discourse, where the “anti-conventions” in body representation are important factors of artistic strategy.

Keywords: Contemporary cinema, auteur cinema, pornography, feminism, gay movie

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