Sometimes a movie opens at just the right moment and becomes part of the cultural landscape. That happened in the mid-70's when a porn film called Snuff hit the blue theaters. It was rumored that a woman was killed in the end and feminists took to the streets bringing the feminist anti-porn tidal wave to a crest. This week, Susie is in the studio with two fellow "sex nerds" - porn and exploitation film scholars Eithne Johnson and Eric Schaeffer. Eithne and Eric talk about the history of the snuff film and what it says about porn in general. They also chat with Susie about the role of red-light districts, specifically Boston's infamous "Combat Zone," and Eithne maps out the female porn equivalent to the money shot. In the Try This at Home mailbag, a listener searches for some cocoa buttery goodness. Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions and feedback about the show to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 121)
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