Author Archive for: ‘Hilary Bergen and Sandra Huber’

Pornography, Ectoplasm and the Secret Dancer: A Twin Reading of Naomi Uman’s Removed

Seeing/Believing In pornography – a genre that Linda Williams has defined as “obsessed with visible proof” – bodies are spectacles, displayed and dissected by the camera in pursuit of pleasure’s physiological truths. [1] In Naomi Uman’s Removed (1999), the sexualised feminine form is obscured, interrupting pornography’s attempts to quantify and authenticate female pleasure. Uman’s film can also be situated in …

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