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Real Sex FilmsThe New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema$
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John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190244606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190244606.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.xi) Introduction
Source:
Real Sex Films
Author(s):

John Tulloch

Belinda Middleweek

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190244606.003.0001

This introduction traces the book’s origins across three significant dialogical moments. First is the mediated moment of television producer Middleweek interviewing the 7/7 survivor Tulloch, followed by their intertextual engagement with two texts of intimacy, Chéreau’s film and Giddens’s book. Second is an interdisciplinary dialogue employing feminist mapping theory to forge a “bridging” and “rainbow” scholarship between disciplinary fields that provide ways of seeing real sex films, including risk sociology, feminist psychoanalytical theory, and critical geopolitical theory, in combination with concepts of genre, authorship, production, stardom, social audience, and spectatorship. Third is a dialogue within theories of risk modernity exploring the tension between the “demand for constant emotional closeness” and the quest for “confluent love” in real sex film as the utopia and dystopia of love are played out through cinema.

Keywords:   feminist mapping theory, risk sociology, critical geopolitical theory, genre, authorship, stardom, social audience, spectatorship, Anthony Giddens, intimacy

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