The exhibition Porno Chic to Sex Positivity at the Museum of Sex traces how once-verboten depictions of sex became gradually acceptable in pop culture.
Pleasure Dispels Male Fantasies of Porn
Ninja Thyberg’s film replicates a common plot structure for classic porn as it follows a young performer entering the business, but its focus is on the labor involved.
Uffizi Is Suing Pornhub After It Turns Masterpieces Into Live Porn
The company’s “Show Me the Nudes” initiative turns classic paintings from international museums into live pornography.
How Canada’s Most Glamorous Adult Theater Has Survived
The Cinéma L’Amour in Montreal hearkens back to the Golden Age of Porn.
Is Any Modern Porn Worth Preserving?
There are many issues with keeping pornography in the historical record. Was anything of value lost in Pornhub’s recent massive video purge?
Snapshots of Gay Culture and History in Pornography
Elizabeth Purchell’s collage film Ask Any Buddy stitches together 100 adult films from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, illuminating aspects of everyday life amid the sex.
Acclaimed Documentary Shakedown Has Made Its Streaming Debut on Pornhub
The site is hosting Leilah Weinraub’s film about underground Black-owned lesbian clubs, as part of its venture into artistic legitimacy.
Powerful Images of Pleasure and Experimentation Celebrate Queer Bodies
MoMA’s screening series “Now We Think as We Fuck”: Queer Liberation to Activism argues for the inclusion of less respectable films in the queer canon.
How Porn Holds Up a Mirror to Society Through the Ages
Stag, on view at the Museum of Sex, presents the history of pornographic film going all the way back to the silent era.
A Performance Artist Chronicles the History of Pornography in the Public Sphere
In her new solo piece, Mette Ingvartsen unravels taboos onstage by reenacting key moments in the history of porn.
A Playful and Prurient Performance About Pornography
In Prurience, Christopher Green asks his audience to “consider if society is in the grip of an actual addiction or a moral panic.”
Reader’s Diary: The Porn of Poetry
Dodie Bellamy’s Cunt Norton isn’t exactly pornography, but it’s a step in the right direction.