restricted access The Post Porn Modernist Manifesto (USA, 1989)

A sex-positive and anticensorship manifesto at a time when the HIV/AIDS pandemic and AIDS hysteria drove the discourses surrounding representations of sexuality, “The Post Porn Modernist Manifesto” arose in the shadows of the Reagan administration’s Meese Commission Report on Pornography, the same government’s deathly silence on HIV/AIDS, and the unholy alliance between right-wing evangelicals and antiporn feminists that drove much of the debates surrounding pornography in the 1980s.