Pornography in the service of lesbians: the case of Wicked Women and Slit magazines

Henderson, Margaret (2013) Pornography in the service of lesbians: the case of Wicked Women and Slit magazines. The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 2 2: 159-182-182. doi:10.1386/ajpc.2.2.159_1

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Author Henderson, Margaret
Title Pornography in the service of lesbians: the case of Wicked Women and Slit magazines
Formatted title
Pornography in the service of lesbians: the case of Wicked Women and Slit magazines
Journal name The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
ISSN 2045-5852
2045-5860
Publication date 2013-06-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1386/ajpc.2.2.159_1
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 159-182
End page 182
Total pages 24
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Intellect
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article analyses the Australian lesbian sex magazines, Wicked Women (1988-1996) and Slit (2002-) to examine the nature and shape of Australian lesbian pornography magazines, and hence to explore the ways in which these publications put pornography in the service of lesbians. I outline the conditions of these magazines' emergence, and then discuss the representational strategies of each, including imagery, layout, tropes and narratives. These magazines, and their changing modes of making lesbian porn, show the development of a lesbian porn aesthetic. Further, they offer a unique sight of the discursive construction of lesbian identities and communities across more than three decades, and reveal another facet of the troubled relationship between feminism and lesbians.
Keyword Lesbian pornography
Lesbian culture
Australian lesbians
Sex magazines
Lesbian porn aesthetics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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