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Gender and Sexuality | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Other Film and Media Studies | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social History
nudism, softcore pornography, nudie cuties, russ meyer, psychoanalysis
Nudist magazines and newsletters were among the first commercial, legal, and widely-available images of nudity which circulated in the late Comstock Era. To evade censorship, producers developed framing strategies that obscured the sexualized nature of these images, even as they also enabled the viewing practices their sales relied upon. This dissertation traces these framing strategies as they evolved through nudist still-imagery, camp films, and nudie cuties, and considers the evolution of spectatorial pleasures associated with Russ Meyer's early nudie cuties.
Adam, Benjamin Eleanor, "The One-Armed Viewer: Voyeurism and Masturbation in Nudist Imagery and Film Spectatorship" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.