Lesbian Sex in Mainstream Cinema and Audience Enjoyment

  title={Lesbian Sex in Mainstream Cinema and Audience Enjoyment},
  author={Mar{\'i}a T. Soto-Sanfiel and Adriana Ibiti},
  journal={Sexuality \& Culture},
We explore factors affecting audience engagement in mainstream movies showing explicit lesbian sex. A total of 236 participants of different genders and sexual orientations completed a questionnaire measuring factors related to enjoyment immediately after watching La vie d’Adèle in commercial cinemas. Statistical analysis confirmed that positive audience engagement is explained by several factors: viewers considering that the sexual intercourse portrayed is not excessive, the artistic–dramatic… 
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