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Real Sex FilmsThe New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema$
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John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190244606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190244606.001.0001

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Intimacies and Addictions in Le Secret

Intimacies and Addictions in Le Secret

(p.229) 9 Intimacies and Addictions in Le Secret
Real Sex Films

John Tulloch

Belinda Middleweek

Oxford University Press

Chapter 9 analyzes two French films, the simulated sex Le Secret and real sex The Piano Teacher, by drawing on Giddens’s theory of addiction as central to the utopia/hell duality in risk modernity. It compares the addictive behavior of Erika in The Piano Teacher and Marie in Le Secret, arguing that differences are those determined by geographical space and historical time rather than the (often imperceptible) differences between real sex and simulated sex films. Le Secret is given detailed textual analysis to show that this comparison indicates a historically placed structure of feeling that is global as well as intimate in scope and therefore visible in cultural works way beyond the relatively small movement of real sex cinema. Addiction is the focus of that structure of feeling in this chapter.

Keywords:   addiction, risk modernity, Anthony Giddens, reflexive project of self, Le Secret, The Piano Teacher, structure of feeling

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