Reviews

Reviews: 
"Want to know what distinguishes good, feminist porn from pornography that denigrates women and presents unhealthy images of female bodies? ... Sabo writes about sex-positive pornography and provides enough details in each synopsis to deliver a solid guide for selecting feminist films you may want to watch alone or with a lover." — From review in Bitch Magazine
 
"After Pornified offers a well researched study of a movement that is evidently close to the author’s heart. She writes passionately about the subject and discusses it in depth. She is an expert in the field, with over a decade’s experience in research of female pornography behind her." — From review in the Weekly Worker

"all written with intelligence and aplomb … Ms. Sabo has done her research and it shows in this illuminating and detailed treatise on the re-visioned/feminist porn movement … a goldmine for all sex-positive women and men." — From review at Evolved World

"One of the points that excited me the most was Sabo’s emphasis on how feminist re-visioned porn could play a positive role in sex education and couples therapy ... that we could see a way to work towards porn as a means for self development." — From review at One + One Film Filmmakers Journal

"a well-researched and multifaceted exploration of what I hope will be a historic moment in the history of cinema ... this book is unique. I’m pleased to see a serious academic making a strong case for the revolutionary potential of progressive pornography." — From review at blue artichoke films

"At last, a sane academic voice for the positive and good effects that porn can have. ... Seeing empowering images can help women and men learn more about their bodies, about what they like. Seeing actors that are genuinely adoring, loving and passionate with each other can inspire and open ways of communication." — From review at Reviews and Discussions on Sexuality

"thoughtful and thought-provoking ... both scholarly and passionate, and thus a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation about pornography's place in our culture -- both what it is and what it should or could be." — From review at the feminist librarian

"Anne G. Sabo’s newest study is a welcome addition to the debate … an educational primer … pay close attention to Anne G. Sabo’s newest book." — From review at 3hattergrindhouse

"Candid, well-informed personal story of how a good girl became involved in porn." — USP

"a pleasant tip-toe through the pleasant-smelling tulips that are sticking their heads up above the standard, porny mud." — From review at ForTheGirls.com

"it’s fantastic ... a much-needed discussion of the growth of alternative, feminist, female-driven porn, sans the usual hysteria ... actually look[s] at porn in a nuanced and intelligent way ... a refreshing take." — From review at Ms. Naughty

"Sabo lays out a useful collection of what the genre consists in, and how it came into being. These are figures who are for many still hidden beneath the bedsheets: consider buying this book, girls and boys both, if only for the Appendix of titles." —From review at The Quietus

Endorsements:
Next to film professor Linda Williams, Anne G. Sabo is the most respected intellectual voice analyzing the new trend of feminist pornography. Actually Sabo's book demonstrates that it is not only a trend. Sabo shows that we are in front of a revolution of the genre. — Erika Lust, award-winning writer and erotic film director, and the author of Good Porn: A Woman's Guide (Seal Press)

Anne G. Sabo's outstanding book challenges us to rethink presumptions about porn, and to see it as varied and potentially progressive. It will be valuable to anyone who cares about images of women in the media, gender equality, and the role of film and television in our lives. — Andrew K. Nestingen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and the author of Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia: Fiction, Film and Social Change (UW Press)

Anne G. Sabo offers one of the freshest and most articulate voices on the controversial issue of porn since feminists began hotly debating it back in the eighties. A much-needed contribution to what has become a tired and predictable discussion. — Candida Royalle, filmmaker and the author of How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do (Fireside)

At last a book that appreciates female directed porn as the important cultural phenomenon that it is. — Anna Span, Britain's first female porn director and the author of Shoot Your Own Erotic Adult Home Movies (Carleton Books)

After Pornified will be of wide interest to women who already have an interest in the topic and those who know very little about it, and a good starting point for rethinking debates about women's relationship to porn. — Professor Feona Attwood, author of Mainstreaming Sex: The Sexualization of Western Culture (I. B. Tauris)

Written in an accessible style for an interested rather than an academic audience, After Pornified brings a much-needed dose of optimism to the debates about pornography, its content and effects. Dr. Clarissa Smith, author of One for the Girls! The Pleasures and Practices of Reading Women's Porn (Intellect)
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