Homosociality in the Classical American Stag Film: Off-Screen, On-Screen

  title={Homosociality in the Classical American Stag Film: Off-Screen, On-Screen},
  author={A. Prick and Ima Cunt and Robin Hard and Thomas Waugh},
  pages={275 - 291}
The classical American stag film, a body of clandestine short pornographic films produced during the first two-thirds of the 20th century, has received scholarly attention in several quarters, first from heterosexual male scribes and beneficiaries of the `sexual revolution', and more recently by feminist and queer cultural historians. The present article pursues this study by developing the concept of homosociality in relation to the stag film corpus, both its contextual and textual aspects… 

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