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us: Pornographic films


  • When subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions, this heading is used for works about pornographic films.

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    • us: Adult films (Pornographic films)
    • us: Blue movies
    • us: Porn films
    • us: Pornies (Pornographic films)
    • us: Porno films
    • us: Sex films (Pornographic films)
    • us: Sex exploitation films
    • us: Sexploitation films
    • us: Skin flicks
    • us: Stag films
    • us: XXX films
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  • Sources

    • found: Moving image genre-form guide online, Jan. 7, 2009 (pornography: Work representing persons engaged in explicit, usually unfaked, sexual acts with a primary intent of arousing viewers; RT erotic)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 7, 2009 (pornographic film: older names for a pornographic movie include adult film, stag film, and blue movie; pornographic works often refered to as porno; xxx: identifier for pornography, especially x-rated movies)
    • found: LaRue, C.C. Making it big : sex stars, porn films, and me, 1997.
    • found: Enforcing condoms in porn films won't be easy, L.A. supervisors say, in Los Angeles times online, July 11, 2012, viewed on July 13, 2012 (the San Fernando Valley, where many porn films are produced)
    • found: Medina, J. Los Angeles vote to decide on condoms in sex films, in New York times online, Dec. 28, 2011, viewed on July 13, 2012 (pornographic films; adult film)
    • found: Mandatory condoms for sex films in Los Angeles, via YouTube, viewed on July 13, 2012.
    • found: Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993 (Sex exploitation film (Porn film/Pornie/Porno film/Pornographic film/Skin flick/Skinpic/Sexploitation film/Sexploiter). The sex exploitation film is a type of exploitation movie that, as the name indicates, exploits the subject of sex for monetary gain)
    • found: Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993 (Sex film (Sex-oriented film). A film whose main theme is the presentation of sex on the screen. Sex movies are classed under two general headings: Erotic film and Sex exploitation film)
  • LC Classification

    • PN1995.9.S45
  • General Notes

    • When subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions, this heading is used for works about pornographic films.
  • Change Notes

    • 2009-01-07: new
    • 2014-08-12: revised
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