Monday, January 18, 2010

Hot and Bothered: Feminist Pornography, a film by Becky Goldberg: Wednesday, February 10

Hot and Bothered: Feminist Pornography
a film by Becky Goldberg
Film Screening
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 7:00pm in the Women's Resource Center, LA3-105

For years, the world of pornography has been the domain of men, both as consumers and purveyors — and women were simply objects to be exploited. In recent years, however, more women have taken a greater role in this multi-billion dollar industry, claiming a stake in pornography by “infiltrating the misogynist, old boy network.”

Hot and Bothered: Feminist Pornography profiles several women who are committed to making and supporting pornography, while maintaining their feminist values — as they take on the entire industry, fight sexism, and challenge stereotypes.

This candid, provocative and enlightening film features interviews with feminists who have made names for themselves through all aspects of the business — from former performers, who now work behind the camera as directors and producers, to magazine editors and a retail operator, whose million dollar business sells high quality sex items with an eye towards women. Their collective goal is to produce and distribute products that don’t degrade, objectify, or humiliate women.

Hot and Bothered: Feminist Pornography takes a rare and empowering look into the pornography industry and feminist community to see how they intertwine within the politics and poetics of female sexuality. This film shows how feminist pornography demands to be recognized by the male dominated porn industry, its consumers, and the public, because it allows women to talk about sex publicly and explicitly.

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