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Spanish Erotic Cinema
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Spanish Erotic Cinema

Santiago Fouz-Hernandez


This book covers a significant part of the history of Spanish film, from the 1920s until the present day. Starting with a study of the kiss in silent films, the volume explores homoerotic narratives in the crusade films of the 1940s, the commodification of bodies in the late Franco period, and the so-called destape (literally ‘undressing’) period that followed the abolition of censorship during the democratic transition. Reclaiming the importance of Spanish erotic cinema as a genre in itself, a range of international scholars demonstrate how the explicit depiction of sex can be a useful tool t ... More

Keywords: Spanish cinema, eroticism, contemporary Spain, Spanish transition, Almodóvar, Bigas Luna, Eloy de la Iglesia, destape, the body, queer cinema, women filmmakers, national cinemas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474400473
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Santiago Fouz-Hernandez, editor
University of Durham

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