Hotspots: Pratiche produttive, artistiche e di militanza nei luoghi della sessualità in Italia

  • Mariella Popolia
Keywords: Porn, feminist porn, sex toys, porn festivals, porn studies


Starting from the results of a field research about pornographies conducted in Italy, Canada, and USA between 2014 and 2017, the contribution aims to offer a sort of a draft map, a reasoned description of places and experiences that had been crossed and observed in Italy. Among the places I will focus on are queerporn festivals and performances, a feminist sexy shop and library, and an academic spring school on porn studies, just to mention few of them. These “hotspots”, as I have decided to call them, should be understood as observation points of permanence or change of the gender and sexual orders in Italian contemporary society, which, straddling productive, militant, and artistic practices, contribute to the creation of what we could define as a queer and transfeminist sexual and pornographic culture. 


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eISSN: 2225-7039
print ISSN: 1012-2338