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Lasse Braun, rape scenarios, and Swedish censorship: a case study of two 8-mm porn films featuring rape
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature. Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7696-2095
2017 (English)In: Porn Studies, ISSN 2326-8751, E-ISSN 2326-8743, Vol. 4, no 1, 23-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines rape scenarios in two pornographic 8-mm films by Lasse Braun: White Fantasies/Black Power (1969) and Cerimony (1971). Furthermore, it begins an exploration of Lasse Braun, an important figure in late-1960s and early-1970s pornography. Finally, because both films were censored by the Swedish National Board of Film Censors, the article considers their specific national-historical contexts including the legal situation for pornography in Sweden and the shifting discourses on rape in the 1970s, to open up a discussion of whether the elimination of violence in pornographic representations actually makes them less misogynist. The censorship decisions clearly echoed anxieties about race and gender provoked by these two films. A closer look at the films reveals a knowing approach, not only to sexual fantasies, but also to contemporary political and aesthetic movements.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 4, no 1, 23-34 p.
Keyword [en]
8mm pornography, Lasse Braun, rape, violence, censorship, Sweden
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Studies on Film
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Humanities, Film Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60342DOI: 10.1080/23268743.2016.1240949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60342DiVA: diva2:1069822
Available from: 2017-01-30 Created: 2017-01-30 Last updated: 2017-02-23

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