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Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

Women and Gay Male Pornography and Erotica

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Capitalises on growing academic and public interest in women porn consumers

  • Address an identified gap in the literature by presenting empirical work which elicits women’s own accounts of their experiences of pornography

  • Provides theoretical underpinning and deeper understanding of recent observations that many women watch m/m pornography

  • Draws on a much larger sample size than previous work in this area

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Welcome to the Freak Show

    • Lucy Neville
    Pages 1-48
  3. Boys on Film

    • Lucy Neville
    Pages 49-79
  4. The Joy of Slash

    • Lucy Neville
    Pages 81-118
  5. ‘Sometimes It’s Hard to Be a Woman’

    • Lucy Neville
    Pages 155-190
  6. ‘You Give Me the Sweetest Taboo’

    • Lucy Neville
    Pages 255-294
  7. ‘The Times, They Are a Changin’

    • Lucy Neville
    Pages 295-318
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 319-323

About this book

This book investigates what women enjoy about consuming, and in some cases producing, gay male erotic media–from slashfic, to pornographic texts, to visual pornography–and how this sits within their consumption of erotica and pornography more generally. In addition, it will examine how women’s use of gay male erotic media fits in with their perceptions of gender and sexuality. By drawing on a piece of wide-scale mixed methods research that examines these motivations, an original and important volume is presented that serves to explore and contribute to this under-researched area. 

Keywords

  • Gay male pornography
  • gay male erotica
  • pornographic texts
  • visual pornography
  • female consumption of erotica
  • female consumption of pornography
  • m/m pornography
  • women
  • gender

Reviews

“Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys … is a sort of 50 shades of gay for the modern woman.” (The Sunday Times Style magazine, January 20, 2019) “This exploration of women’s interests in sexual representations of men takes aim at a number of sacred theoretical frameworks while its fascinating empirical detail allows women's voices the space they need to articulate the richness and variety of their pleasures and their politics. Lucy Neville has written a very engaging and readable analysis of women’s practices as viewers, readers, writers and makers.” (Clarissa Smith, University of Sunderland, UK)

“Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys is essential reading for anyone interested in the on-going debates around porn reception, not least because it shatters a set of preconceptions about who the audience is, and what the pleasures are to be gained …  Neville’s particular strength (and the reason that she is surely already emerging as an important figure in the field) is that her concrete and lucid research aims are realized with the deftest of touches and good humour. This book crackles with wit and insight and is beautifully written in an engaging and accessible manner that it will be of equal interest to scholars of gender and sexuality as it will be to a non-specialist readership ...  [Neville shows a] commitment to the production of feminist research that genuinely aspires to speak to a constituency above and beyond the narrow confines of field specialisms.” (John Mercer, Birmingham City University, UK)

“This is a beautiful book. Lucy Neville draws together porn studies, academic work on representations of romance and sex, fan and slash scholarship, in a groundbreaking and engaging study of women who watch m/m pornography.” (Feona Attwood, Middlesex University, UK)

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

    Lucy Neville

About the author

Lucy Neville is a Lecturer at the University of Leicester, UK.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

  • Book Subtitle: Women and Gay Male Pornography and Erotica

  • Authors: Lucy Neville

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69134-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-69133-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-01296-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-69134-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 323

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Cultural Theory, Gender Studies, Feminism and Feminist Theory

Buying options

eBook
USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-69134-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)