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VR sex becomes a rape in cyberspace

by Critical Commons Manager

The Citizen Kane of cybersex movies, Lawnmower Man promises that "in here, we can be anything we want to be." In this fantasy of the cinematic imaginary, bodies become liquid and unconstrained by laws of physics and biology as they play out the ultimate in VR fantasy narratives, tapping into the character's "primal mind" until it becomes a literalization of the famed cautionary tale of early internet culture, "A Rape in Cyberspace."

The Lawnmower Man and Cybersex

Virtual sex turns into a rape in cyberspace

from The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Creator: Brett Leonard
Distributor: New Line Cinema
Posted by Critical Commons Manager