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Title
Sexplosion Sexplosion :
Type
Text
Genre Form
History. fst01411628 (Source: OCoLC)
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: E169.12 .H636 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 306.0973 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2014498240
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
An exploration of the origins of sexual expression in popular culture from 1968 to 1973 places the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these controversial works within their cultural and social frameworks.
"After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion. The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in our pop culture: Portnoy's Complaint, Myra Breckinridge, Hair, The Boys in the Band, Midnight Cowboy, Last Tango in Paris, and Deep Throat. In Sexplosion, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking many of the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these and other controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. During the time the Stonewall Riots were shaking Greenwich Village and Roe v. Wade was making its way to the Supreme Court, a group of daring artists was challenging the status quo and defining the country's concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences upon one another and the rest of entertainment. Always colorful and often unexpected, Sexplosion is an illuminating account of a generation of sexual provocateurs and the power their works continue to hold decades later."--Dust jacket.
Table Of Contents
Winter 1968, guts
Spring 1968, partners
Summer 1968, politics
Autumn 1968, revelry
Winter 1969, bonanza
Spring 1969, fetishes
Summer 1969, revolution
Autumn 1969, trauma
Winter 1970, outrage
Spring 1970, kisses
Summer 1970, retreat
Autumn 1970, arrests
1971, fatigue
1972, frenzy
Winter 1973, backlash.
Authorized Access Point
Hofler, Robert, Sexplosion