A Train to Hollywood: Porno-Chic in the Polish Cinema of the Late 1980s

Karol Jachymek


Polish cinema in the late 1980s—a period marked in Poland by a transformation of social norms and a mounting pressure on the political authorities from the illegal opposition movement— underwent a significant evolution, part of which was opening up to erotic content reaching Poland from the West in various forms, including the “porno-chic” phenomenon, defined by Brian McNair as being “not porn… but the representation of porn in non-pornographic art and culture.” In my article, I look at some major examples of the porno-chic trend in Polish cinema of the late 1980s and draw on the archival records from the Film Pre-Screening Commission to demonstrate how the political and cultural authorities of the time attempted to co-opt the new “western” trend to improve their standing with an increasingly irate public and to deflate the rising discontent by a supply of an attractive cultural and erotic content
Author Karol Jachymek (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
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- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of American Studies, ISSN 1991-9336, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishporno-chic, Polish cinema, film censorship, Poland—Western influences, eroticism
Languageen angielski
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