WOMEN

Porn's Behind-The-Camera Feminists

CANNES, FRANCE:  Norwegian porn actress, Tanya Hansen, poses at the Noga Hilton hotel, for the Hot d'Or lunch, during the 54t
CANNES, FRANCE: Norwegian porn actress, Tanya Hansen, poses at the Noga Hilton hotel, for the Hot d'Or lunch, during the 54th Cannes Film Festival, 15 May 2001. Best actress, actor, director and producer of the porn business will be awarded during the Hot d'Or Ceremony. AFP PHOTO ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

“Heather and Her Friends” opens with a shot of an attractive blonde woman staring into the camera with her lips open as she caresses another woman who is topless. In “Timeless,” a blonde girl eagerly smiles while a man ejaculates on her face and tongue.

It’s scenes like these that lend credence to the belief that the adult film industry objectifies and denigrates women, turning them into mere sex objects that are the instruments of male-centric pleasures and fantasies.

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