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We So Seldom Look on Love in Porn

by Ethan Tussey

by Karly-Lynne Scott for Linda Williams discusses, serve as proof of sexual activity and sexual pleasure respectively within pornography, there can be no visual proof of love. By putting the relationship between the act of making love and love itself at the fore, MakeLoveNotPorn tests the possibility of visibilizing and proving love. Watching Wylde and Noir make love, whispering things to one another that are often inaudible to the viewer, reveals that even when offering their love up to our gazes, it remains inaccessible. Wylde recognizes the failure of the video to make their love visible saying, “I like the fact that not everything is accessible…that some of that is only available to my partner.” If pornography is defined as “an exposition of the inexposable” constituted by the impasse that, “there is in fact nothing to say or show” as Jean-Luc Nancy states, then rather than standing in opposition to pornography the (futile) attempt to visibilize love is utterly pornographic.

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from Make Love Not Porn (2014)
Creator: makelovenotporn.tv
Distributor: makelovenotporn.tv
Posted by Ethan Tussey
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