Pornography Feminism: As Powerful as She Wants to Be

Pornography Feminism: As Powerful as She Wants to Be

Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world of filmed sex.


During the sex wars of the 1980s, sex-positive feminism entered the adult film industry with a performer support group known as Club 90. Over the next three decades feminism found a home among an influential group of women in pornography.
Pornography Feminism: As Powerful as She Wants to Be is a popular history of this unfolding saga told largely through personal interviews along with scholarly works, previous popular histories, and film reviews.


Rich Moreland has created a rich and comprehensive study of “pornography feminism” in a style that is accessible to students, academics and laypersons alike. I’m impressed with the depth of material Moreland covers and his willingness not only to take on a subject steeped in controversy and challenge both his own long-held views as well as those of the community at large; but having done so, to come out on the side of the less-popular stance – and have the courage to say so! Bravo Professor Moreland! ~ Candida Royalle, D.H.S., Author, Erotic Filmmaker & Entrepreneur

Rich Moreland
Rich Moreland Rich Moreland is an adjunct professor of history at Frederick Community College in Maryland (USA) and writer in the adult film industry. His...
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