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Pasquale 2022-09-30 04:46:03

"The true enjoyment is not in doing it but in telling about it afterwards...maybe, while they are doing it, they already enact or incorporate this minimal narrative distance, so that they are already observing themselves and narrativising it. "

"Although sexuality seems to be about bodies, it is not about bodies, sexuality is actually about narrative...the ultimate sexual seduction resides in words.
Pornography is, and it is, a deeply conservative genre. It is not a genre that everything is permitted. It's a genre based on the fundamental prohibition. We cross one threshold, you can see everything, close-ups and so on. But the price you pay for it is that the narrative which justifies the sexual activity should not be taken seriously. The screenwriters for pornography cannot be so stupid. You know, this vulgar narratives of a housewife alone at home...a plumber comes... fixes the hole...then the housewife turns to him, "sorry, but I have another hole to be fixed, can you do it?" Or whatever. Obviously there is some kind of a censorship here. You have either an emotionally engaging film. But then, you should stop, just before showing it all: sexual act. Or you can see it all,but you are not allowed to be emotionally seriously engaged. So that's the tragedy of pornography. It tries to be as realistic as possible, but it has to maintain the minimum of phantasmatic support.

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  • [last lines]

    Slavoj Zizek: In order to understand today's world, we need cinema, literally. It's only in cinema that we get that crucial dimension which we are not ready to confront in our reality. If you are looking for what is in reality more real that reality itself, look into the cinematic fiction.

  • [first lines]

    Slavoj Zizek: Cinema is the art of appearances, it tells us something about reality itself. It tells us something about how reality constitutes itself.