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Alice in PornolandHardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic$
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Laura Helen Marks

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042140

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.001.0001

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Fluids and Fluidity in Dracula Porn

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Alice in Pornoland
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Laura Helen Marks

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0003

This chapter explores the status, meaning, use, and conflation of gendered orifices and bodily fluids in pornographic adaptations of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In speaking the supposed silences of Dracula, porn adaptations of the novel must carefully navigate gender and sexuality. These adaptations reveal how hardcore film as a whole operates on anxious ground similar to that of Stoker’s novel, simultaneously invoking and resisting sexual anxieties concerning gendered penetration, gendered fluids, and consumption. Dracula, as a culture text, mobilizes queered, gendered, and raced reformulations of consumer and consumed, queering ostensibly straight pornographies, destabilizing supposedly rigid gender dynamics, and resituating the colonial Other. Dracula adaptations invoke and redeploy the racialized implications of nineteenth-century vampirism, channeling racial and sexual subjectivity through vampirism. Dracula penetrates a supposedly sanctified pornotopia, enabling diverse and perverse sexual representations that are instructive in understanding pornography as erotically engaged with sexual fluidity, genre instability, and oscillating power dynamics.

Keywords:   Dracula, Bram Stoker, neo-Victorian, pornography, queer, film adaptation, vampires, Shaun Costello, Vanessa Del Rio, Gothic, monstrosity

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