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The Porning Of America outline

By the 1980s children had become thoroughly sexualized in movies, advertisements and marketing. This began the sexualization of just about everyone, regardless of age and status in society.

Movies presented child-as-sex-objects
Louis Malle film Pretty Baby subject was viewed as child pornography and child prostitution.
Film presents audience with the pathos of a prostitute who is sexy, savvy, and also enjoys playing with her very first doll.
Film really about a misfit photographer
Stanley Kubrick's film Lolita
Did not display any type of sexuality until remake in 1997

1980 Children as sex objects had become culturally familiar in movies, on television, and advertising

Other movies- Deep Throat, Blame it on Rio, The Blue Lagoon

Advertising and Marketing
Calvin Klein portrayed children as sex objects
Brooke Shields (Sex symbol for Ads), “Nothing comes between me and my Calvin’s” (age 15)
Pulled out after exploitation of children investigation in 1995

Beauty Pageants
Winning child most successfully combined adult sexuality with adult childlike innocence

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Considered as sexual interest
Name used as a “Google Beater” on porn sites
Main topic of photoshopped heads of underaged women onto the bodies of performing porn stars
Porning height reached in the Allure and Rolling Stone article exploiting their youth and sexuality in a pornographic way

Abercrombie & Fitch
Sexual revealing clothings (thongs) target-marketed to children

Sony Computer Entertainment
Announced it “could not stop” software makers from producing and marketing pornographic disc for Playstation
Ex. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Went from M:Mature to AO:Adults Only

Porn has made society see their self in sexual terms first, regardless of age , marital status, professional status, or social status

Real life- Rate My Professor
Symbols used to focus more on allure and sexual fantasies instead of

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