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Let’s talk about sex…film critics and the sex scene

Ben’s recent post on teaching the 1960s and our running conversations regarding the culture wars, prompted me to revisit an essay I wrote for a volume edited by Eric Schaeffer on the movies and the sexual revolution. My contribution is on the film critics and the sex scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Below is an excerpt from that essay on an episode that I found just amusing as well as interesting. Many American critics writing in the late 1960s saw the sex scene as part of a larger, radical revolution that had begun to sweep through movie Read more