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Sex Is Dangerous, So Satisfy Your Wife: The Softcore Thriller in Its Contexts

From: Cinema Journal
45, Number 3, Spring 2006
pp. 59-89 | 10.1353/cj.2006.0024

Abstract

Besides its high-budget theatrical sector, the erotic thriller includes lower-profile, lower-budget, nontheatrical subgenres like the softcore thriller. This article proposes that as the softcore thriller has grown more feminized, pornographic, and consumerist over the past fifteen years, it has also become less like 1940s film noir and much less expensive.