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Lewd LooksAmerican Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s$
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Elena Gorfinkel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517900175

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517900175.001.0001

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Peek Snatchers

Peek Snatchers

Corporeal Spectacle and the Wages of Looking, 1960–1965

(p.97) Chapter Two Peek Snatchers
Lewd Looks

Elena Gorfinkel

University of Minnesota Press

Explores the development of a sexploitation gaze and the assertion of a “freedom to look” at nude bodies in the innocuous nudie cutie and the more violent roughie films 1960-1965, examining the figure of the gawker and the peeper that was so central to the definition of sexploitation as a mode.

Keywords:   Sexuality, American film, independent cinema, spectatorship, obscenity, censorship, adult film, gender, film studies, pornography

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