McLemee on VH1’s “Sex: The Revolution”

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In his weekly column for Inside Higher Ed, Scott McLemee examines the new VH1 miniseries Sex: The Revolution and laments the lack of academics interviewed for the show. He comments that Linda Williams, editor of Porn Studies and author of the forthcoming Screening Sex, is the only academic he saw on the show, and then only for a couple of soundbites. But, he says, "That does not mean that the series lacks a coherent perspective.
On the contrary, it pretty strictly follows a very streamlined version
of what Foucault, in the first volume of The History of Sexuality (1976), called 'the repressive hypothesis.'"

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