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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... vol. 19 no. 4 December 2005 of Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies est. 1987 Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies
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Reconciling Nicci Lane : The 'Unspeakable' Significance of Australia's First Indigenous Porn Star, Andrew King , 2005 single work criticism
'This article will explore X-rated representations of Aboriginality in Australian-produced pornographic videos, particularly the image of Australia's first indigenous porn star, Nicci Lane. It investigates how pornographic natives involving 'Aboriginal' character motifs are connected to broader embodiments of Aboriginality in popular culture. Drawing from a parallel with Australian television drama and mainstream films, the article highlights how contemporary sexualised images of Aboriginal people are intimately tied to a politics of reconciliation. By surveying recent literature on pornography, which describe how certain pornographic narratives engage 'unspoken' community desires, my argument will discuss Nicci Lane's career as a unique development in the history of representations of Aboriginality. Through analysis of Lane's Arigato Baby (1991), these 'unspoken' desires relate to showing Indigenous people in everyday sexual contexts, as romantic partners, friends and lovers...' (Author's abstract p. 523)
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