Smutty Little Movies (Paperback)

The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

By Peter Alilunas

University of California Press, 9780520291713, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

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In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories and contexts. In so doing, the book argues that the struggles to contain and regulate pleasure represent a primary starting point for situating adult video’s place in a larger history, not just of pornography, but of media history as a whole.

About the Author

Peter Alilunas is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Oregon.

Praise For Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

"Alilunas explores the complex route adult video took from taboo suburban scourge to a fixture of neighborhood video boutiques . . . Summing up: Highly recommended."