Sex in the Cinema
The Kinsey Institute Presents
January 17 to April 7, 2006

Presented by:
Brian J. Woodman, guest curator
Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator
Garry Milius, Assistant Curator
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Sex in the Cinema: an Abbreviated History

By Brian J. Woodman

The Sex in the Cinema exhibit at the gallery of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction emphasizes advertising and publicity materials created by motion picture producers and distributors in the United States from the 1930s through the 1970s. Although several unusual objects are incorporated into the show, the majority of featured items are posters, publicity stills, lobby cards, press books, and other movie industry print materials. Hollywood, independent, exploitation, sexploitation, and adult heterosexual and homosexual films are all included in the exhibit in order to provide an overview of the myriad ways sex has been used throughout the history of motion pictures to titillate audiences and increase box office receipts. Continue »