Hyperallergic talks to programmers Róisín Tapponi and Jed Rapfogel about their Anthology Film Archives retrospective and formative erotic film experiences.
A Washed-up Porn Star Wreaks Trumpian Mayhem in His Hometown
Sean Baker’s film about a washed-up porn star seducing a teenage girl is sexually frank in a way few US films are now.
57% of People Would Use a Sex Emoji, Survey Says
The sexual wellness brand LELO surveyed nearly 10,000 people, finding that 76% of participants currently use emoji for sexting.
Nudity in the US Film Industry, and How it Has (and Hasn’t) Evolved
The documentary Skin spurs the viewer to think about what kind of bodies are usually naked in movies.
A Design Firm Created Sex Toys Poking Fun at New York’s Hudson Yards
“Masturbation is a great metaphor for the latest wave of development in New York City,” the studio, Wolfgang & Hite, remarked in a statement.
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.
Is a Movie Autobiographical Just Because the Director Cast Himself and His Wife as the Leads?
Carlos Reygadas’s Our Time has drawn heavy speculation over the fact that he and his wife play a couple experiencing trouble with their open relationship. But this says more about the commentators than the film itself.
How a ’70s Anthropological Experiment Turned into the “Sex Raft”
In Marcus Lindeen’s documentary The Raft, the subjects of the disastrous study reenact its strange events.
The Story Behind America’s Most Famous Sex Therapist
The documentary Ask Dr. Ruth connects Ruth Westheimer’s life both to her philosophy toward sex and how she cultivated her media image.
Conservative Politician Demands Removal of Sexual Mandala, Gallery Refuses
At first glance, French Canadian artist Rosalie Maheux’s artwork displayed in the lobby of a government office building in Toronto resembles a kaleidoscopic mandala composed of harmless, symmetric shapes.
More Emojis = More Sex
The next time your parents and other denizens of the older generation criticize you for using too many emojis, you can scandalize them further by retorting that more emojis correlate with more sex.
Documenting the Public Side of Sex
TORONTO — The exhibition Archiving Public Sex, drawn from the Sexual Representation Collection of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto and currently on view at the University of Toronto Art Centre, strives for a bottom-up take on the sociopolitics of sexuality and sexual practice in North America.