Best of British (English Erotica)

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Best of British (English Erotica)

Best of British (English Erotica)

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Driving through gray Glasgow streets under leaden skies, Laura (Scarlett Johansson), an alien disguised as a human, lures men back to a dank house, strips down to her underwear then beckons them forward until they sink into black goop, where their bodies will soon be transformed into meat. We publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide.

Gertrude Stein's experimental book of poetry Tender Buttons renders a series of domestic still lives in Stein's delightfully coded language of taste, touch, smell, and sound; of love between women,” says Emre. Her novel Equal Opportunities is about a female sadist who sexually dominates a man left wheelchair bound .When the British Board of Film Censors (as was) agreed to pass a serious documentary about naturism in the mid-1950s, this gave an immediate green light to numerous similar “documentaries’ by shamelessly opportunist producers who took care to adhere to BBFC guidelines (“Breasts and buttocks, but not genitalia [would be accepted] provided that the setting was recognisable as a nudist camp or nature reserve”). As the male victims willingly sink into black goop, their helplessness at the hands of a beautiful woman offers a twisted form of sexual release.

I love you, Therese wanted to say again, and then the words were erased by the tingling and terrifying pleasure that spread in waves from Carol's lips over her neck, her shoulders, that rushed suddenly the length of her body. Throughout the '80s, '90s and ’00s, British auteurs began creating stylish films that used sex as part of the narrative, rather than the overly prescriptive (and slightly disappointing) main course itself. While laws and public sensibilities certainly hampered the production of gay and lesbian erotica, that doesn’t mean there wasn't any in circulation: directors circumnavigated censorious backlash through subversive means, or distributed more explicit offerings underground.Most were neither sexy nor funny, and this one isn’t particularly erotic either, but it does cast a keenly satirical eye on how the sex-film business was run at the time, with wide-eyed ingénues on both sides of the camera and a plot that contrives multiple adaptations of the notoriously filthy poem to please different backers: hardcore porn, a gay western, a kung-fu musical and a family-friendly compromise.

The story follows the titular character’s (played by James Wilby) formative years as a young adult attending the University of Cambridge, where he befriends, then falls in love with Clive (Hugh Grant). In 1920, British filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed a model gracefully posing in and out of her translucent shift in Nude Woman by a Waterfall. Given the lack of reliable background information, it’s impossible to say whether this coyness was intended to be erotic or whether a beady eye was being kept on obscenity laws so strict that the philosopher Bertrand Russell once complained that it was impossible to campaign against them without breaching them. So how do filmmakers create genuinely erotic works now, when we’ve seen it all, and almost everything is permissible?

There’s also the question of sexual orientation and gender, and the freedoms (or lack thereof) provided by certain privileges. They found a compromise, with a few feet of film being snipped without any noticeable effect, and the picture darkened, so that the men’s genitals were less visible. During the 1940s and ’50s, films had to rely on subversion to pass the censors, or package their sexual themes more discreetly.

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