Censure and Sensuality

Gerard Damiano passed away today. Damiano is best known for directing the X rated film Deep Throat, a pornographic tale of a woman in search of an orgasm of her very own. Her doctor tells her that she is a unique creature, that her clitoris is located in throat. There's some fellatio and then the heroine goes off on her quest to achieve sexual satisfaction and love (fellatio).

Deep Throat opened in theaters to controversy which focused such a spotlight on the movie that it became a cultural icon. The phrase deep-throat inserted itself into our vocabularies for good but the controversy stayed with the film’s creator for years until charges of “obscenity” were fired.

The aim to obscure erotic and pornographic literature and film ironically fosters conversation and attention. The conversation has many branches from repression to subversion, topics which have been relevant to all forms of entertainment, art, and artisanship. Underground culture thrives and is embodied under the shadow of censorship. From those shadows emerged sadomasochism, and role-play.

Surprisingly in many ways sexual discourse is as defined by the censure as it is by its aesthetic rebellion. The paths of opposition are so well defined that anarchy has become its own brand or institution. That’s why designers like Betony Vernon fascinate because they rupture bifurcation between sex and fashion. Vernon creates jewelry with erotic functions, rings that tickle and that absorb body heat for pleasure’s purpose which defy the singular operation that fashion has come to embody. So few have taken a route like this that it proves censorship is more powerful than the old punk reactionaries anticipated. Censure defined the avenues of rebellion.

Porn has of course degenerated in the past three decades in part due to the democratization of the industry by video tape. The look and quality of the works have become largely disposable. The function of porn to stimulate is often radically separated from its ability to amuse and entertain. Its more obvious effect of arousal has become its only product where in the past erotica and pornography were also cozy with talented illustration and interesting filmmaking techniques. To build a spine between sense and thought allowing some humor and intelligence into the fold once again is the difficult task of the new pornographers. Pornographers such as Alan Moore and Melinde Gebbie who authored the graphic novel Lost Girls a grown up perversion of the Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz, Wendy from Peter Pan, and Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Alternative Porn tries to inject different looks and more sophisticated framing devices for raunch. Ultimately, all mediums deserve a good shake down. Even the dirty ones which play their own special part in our lifestyles deserve to be treated with some care.

1 comment:

joecoles said...

Do you want a longer and thicker penis without expensive surgery, extenders or suction devices that just don't work?

Introducing the Penis Enlargement Bible, a 94 page downloadable e-book that has an exclusive two step system that can growth your penis by between 2 and 4 inches within 89 days using safe natural methods.

===> Get BIGGER and LONGER Without Surgery <=====

The methods and techniques in the PE Bible are exclusive to this unique program. The two step system involves low cost off the shelf natural supplements and a specially designed exercise program. Many users experience gains of almost an inch within just a few weeks of starting this unique program!

Imagine having 2-4 inches of extra length and girth added onto your penis size, this Penis Enlargement Bible makes it possible. Over 5000 copies of this product have already been sold, and unlike most products on the market there is real video proof from actual users that show REAL results. You can see the video here: ===> Forget Surgery, Pills And Extenders <=====

Forget about surgery, pills and weights, they DONT work! This DOES work, but you need to follow the methods contained in the guide.

But don't take my word for it, click here to see actual video proof and testimonials from REAL users:

===> DON'T Do This To Make It Bigger <=====