Italian comics and cinema: forms and functions of pornographic parody

Mauro Giori

Abstract


This essay aims at analyzing an aspect of pornography as notorious as neglected by scholars: that of parodying a text of some sort. The article focuses on porn comics, which in Italy, between the 1960s and the 1980s, bloomed and contributed to prepare the way to the emergence from clandestinity of film porn industry. Considering the different relationships established between mainstream cinema and pornographic, from giving the face of a well known actor to a character to conceiving a proper film spoof, this essay will enlighten forms, characteristics and functions of parody which are specific to pornography.

Keywords


comics; pornography; cinema; parody

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