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Tuesday, September 13 2011

Tainted Pasts: Pornography in 'Meet Monica Velour' and 'The Girl Next Door'

Meet Monica Velour and The Girl Next Door demonstrate that mainstream representations of pornography, even in a society in which sex proliferates, are still surprisingly one-sided and inconsistent with counter-narratives offered by industry insiders themselves.


Reviews

Thursday, May 5 2011

'Something Borrowed' Is Definitely Nothing New

Rather than repeatedly contrasting Rachel's semi-moral dilemma with Darcy's semi-amusing narcissism, Something Borrowed might have concentrated on making the rest of their world more believable.


Sunday, August 29 2004

The Girl Next Door: Unrated Version (2004)

The film begins by introducing just how hard it is to be in high school -- a good and difficult thing for adults to remember.


Wednesday, April 7 2004

The Girl Next Door (2004)

For all its raunchy allusions and language (and porn stars), the film is essentially conservative, as Matt succeeds in romance and business.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Animal

All unruly hair, puny limbs, and wide eyes, Marvin's another one of Rob Schneider's pathetic, unmanly bumblers, lacking the 'animal' instinct that apparently makes a real man.


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