Ray Greene on Sexploitation Season

Sexploitation is the term used to refer to the 1960s low budget film genre that celebrated the male gaze upon “nudie cuties”. The validity of the sexploitation movement as an area for intellectual study has often been questioned. To learn more about the genre we speak to Ray Greene, director of Shlock! The Secret History of American Movies, who explains the significance of sexploitation cinema across film history and highlights the movement's coherent traditions. Greene claims that, far from being only lewd, crude adult entertainment, these films paved the way for future independent cinema techniques and not only had their own circuit but were commercially successful.


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