Critical Writing Index

Straight women, gay porn, and the scene of erotic looking

by Laura U. Marks

Jump Cut, Mar. 1996, no. 40, pp. 127-136

"Gay porn offers me a way to look at men, overtly sexually, without being looked back at, or in the process pulled into a heterosexual power relation that would inevitably disadvantage me."

Looking at independent filmmakers and 'alternative pornography'. Arousal / provocation, spectatorship / spectacularity, subjectivity and gender, race, classical vs. radical representations of sexuality. Experimental queer film, psychoanalysis, feminism. Analysis of 5 new works [Katherine Hurbis-Cherrier, Curt McDowell, Greta Snider, Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Karim Ainouz].

ITEM 1996.058 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Gom (1994)Kobena Mercer

Flesh of Morning (1956)Julien Mercer

You(r) Sex and Other Stuff (1993)Tom Waugh

1972 RonnieKirby Hsu

Shred of Sex (1991)Stan Brakhage

Slanted Vision (1996)Katherine Hurbis-Cherrier

Paixao Nacional (1994)Curt McDowell

Those Fluttering Objects of DesireGreta Snider

Let's Just Kiss and Say Good-Bye (1995)Ming-Yuen S. Ma

Sex Bombs! (1987)Karim Ainouz

The Yo-Yo Gang (1992)Lawrence Brose

Orientations (1984)Jurgen Bruning

Chinese Characters (1987)Shu Lea Cheang

Seven Questions for Sticky Rice (1994)Thom Chomont

Cathy Cook

John Di Stefano

Shari Filot

John Greyson

Thomas Allan Harris

Mike Hoolbom

Isaac Julien

Bruce la Bruce

Karethe Linaae

Wrik Mead

Steve Reinke

Marlon Riggs

Philippe Roque

Carolee Schneeman

Chick Strand

Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey

Robert Blanchon

Candyland Productions

G.B. Jones

Richard Fung

Richard Fung

Hong Nguyen