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Making Sex Public and Other Cinematic Fantasies


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Acknowledgments ix
Introduction. Making Sex Public 1
Part I. Women
1. Autonomous Pleasures: Bardot, Barbarella, and the Liberal Sexual Subject 21
2. Facing the Body in 1975: Catherine Breillat and the Antinomies of Sex 54
Part II. Criminals
3. The Form of the Social: Heterosexuality and Homo-aesthetics in Plein soleil 95
4. Cruising and the Fraternal Social Contract 122
Part III. Citizens
5. Word Is Out, or Queer Privacy 159
6. Sex in Public: Through the Window from Psycho to Shortbus 187
Epilogue. Postcinematic Sexuality 215
Notes 239
Bibliography 279
Index 295

About the Author

Damon R. Young is Assistant Professor of French and Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley.

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