Monday, December 24, 2018
Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic
I've been very lax in my reading it, but I want to recommend Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic by Laura Helen Marks to everyone who follows what I write here. Dr. Marks is incredibly knowledgeable on this subject, and this book is a must for any serious scholars of adult films. On a personal note, Laura is also someone I consider a friend. She is a consummate teacher because I am constantly learning from her even when we're just having a casual conversation. One minor example is that it was her own (deleted, alas) blog which pointed me in the direction I wanted to go in doing something like Super Cine-Vision. I am grateful to know Dr. Marks and thank her for everything she has done for me. The least I can do is promote her book, which you can purchase at Amazon and other fine retailers.