Selling Sex On Screen: From Weimar Cinema To Zombie Porn by Karen A. RitzenhoffSelling Sex On Screen: From Weimar Cinema To Zombie Porn by Karen A. Ritzenhoff

Selling Sex On Screen: From Weimar Cinema To Zombie Porn

EditorKaren A. Ritzenhoff, Catriona Mcavoy

Hardcover | July 16, 2015

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Whether in mainstream or independent films, depictions of female prostitution and promiscuity are complicated by their intersection with male fantasies. In such films, issues of exploitation, fidelity, and profitability are often introduced into the narrative, where sex and power become commodities traded between men and women. In Selling Sex on Screen: From Weimar Cinema to Zombie Porn, Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Catriona McAvoy have assembled essays that explore the representation of women and sexual transactions in film and television. Included in these discussions are the films Breakfast at Tiffany's, Eyes Wide Shut, L.A. Confidential, Pandora's Box, and Shame and such programs as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gigolos. By exploring the themes of class differences and female economic independence, the chapters go beyond textual analysis and consider politics, censorship, social trends, laws, race, and technology, as well as sexual and gender stereotypes.By exploring this complex subject, Selling Sex on Screen offers a spectrum of representations of desire and sexuality through the moving image. This volume will be of interest not only to students and scholars of film but also researchers in gender studies, women's studies, criminology, sociology, film studies, adaptation studies, and popular culture.
Karen A. Ritzenhoff is professor in the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University. Ritzenhoff is the coeditor of Heroism and Gender in War Films (2014) with Jakub Kazecki; Border Visions: Diaspora and Identity in Film (2013) with Jakub Kazecki and Cynthia J. Miller; Screening the Dark Side of Love: From Euro- ...
Title:Selling Sex On Screen: From Weimar Cinema To Zombie PornFormat:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 9.28 × 6.3 × 1.05 inPublished:July 16, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPreface: Deborah JermynIntroductionKaren A. Ritzenhoff and Catriona McAvoyChapter 1: The Sexual Economy and the New Woman: Images of Prostitution in Weimar CinemaTom SaundersChapter 2: Early representations of female prostitution in Pandora's Box (1929)Clémentine Tholas-DissetChapter 3: How the Production Code Tapped Out the Mother Lode: Women, Sex, and Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers FilmsTiel LundyChapter 4: "Birdie, don't I get something for my dollar?" The "Tutor-Code" of Sex Trade in the Golden Age of Television WesternsGaylyn StudlarChapter 5: Economics, Empathy, and Expectation: History and Representation of Rape and Prostitution in Late 1980s Vietnam War FilmsAmanda BoczarChapter 6: She Wolves: The Monstrous Women of Nazisploitation CinemaBrian E. CrimChapter 7: Delicate Reports: Prostitution in Sergio Martino's mondo film Wages of Sin (Mille peccati.nessuna virtù, 1969)Andreas EhrenreichChapter 8: Cha Ching!: Getting Paid in Breakfast at Tiffany's and Showtime's GigolosJanet RobinsonChapter 9: Machines, Mirrors, Martyrs, and Money: Prostitutes and Promiscuity in Steve McQueen's Shame (2011) and Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999)Catriona McAvoy and Karen A. RitzenhoffChapter 10: "They're Selling an Image:" "Hookers Cut to Look Like Movie Stars" in L.A. Confidential (1997)Rochelle Sara MillerChapter 11: Selling Sex, along with everything else: "Darla" as Mark(et)ed Woman in Joss Whedon's Buffy, the Vampire SlayerWendy SterbaChapter 12: What Happens to the Money Shot? Why Zombie Porn Can't Get the Audience to BiteJames J. WardIndexAbout the Editors and Contributors

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From Weimar-era street films to zombie porn, this fascinating, provocative, and highly readable volume tracks a neglected figure in film and TV studies: the "marked" woman. Surveying streetwalkers, saloon girls, sex addicts, and strippers, the essays collected by Ritzenhoff and McAvoy chart with nuance and precision the shifting intersections between sex, money, gender, and power on screen in a variety of cultural contexts. Selling Sex on Screen is guaranteed to get readers thinking about the "world's oldest profession" in new ways, and to put familiar movies and television programs in a fresh and surprising light.