Title

Sex: What's Love Got to do With It?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

University of Queensland

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Arts

RAS ID

602

Comments

This article was originally published as: Green, L. R. (2002). Sex: what's love got to do with it?. M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, 5(6). Original article available here

Abstract

This paper addresses that natural consort of love: sex. It particularly considers the absence of actual sex from mainstream popular culture and the marginalisation of 'fun' sex as porn, requiring its illicit circulation as ‘illegitimate’ videos. The absence of sex from films classified and screened in public venues (even to over-18s) prevents a discourse about actual sex informing the discourse of love and romance perpetuated through Hollywood movies. The value of a variety of representations of sexual practice in the context of a discussion of love, sex and romance in Western cinema was briefly illuminated for the few days that Baise-moi was legitimately screened in Australia.

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