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Video arcade as conduit for pornography

by Critical Commons Manager

Although the film elsewhere appears more accepting of video games as an emerging cultural form, this scene poses a connection between video arcades and pornography. A teenage girl caught watching a pornographic video tape explains that it was given to her by a guy at the video arcade who was playing Cosmic Attack. This scene is useful for marking the distinction between Hollywood's treatment of games inside and outside the home. Although the porn tape is not a game, its vector into the domestic sphere originated in a video arcade.

Videogames associated with pornography in The Survivors

A teenage girl is caught watching a pornographic video cassette she received from a stranger at a video arcade

from The Survivors (1983)
Creator: Michael Ritchie
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Posted by Critical Commons Manager