Transformation and Crisis in Jekyll and Hyde Porn
This chapter discusses transformation and duality in pornographic adaptations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Hardcore adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde utilize the concept of dual selves to explore crises in queer sexual subjectivity and female sexual desire. Through an analysis of the gay comedies Heavy Equipment (1977) and Dr. Jerkoff and Mr. Hard (1997), and the Vivid Video hetero drama Jekyll and Hyde (1999), this chapter demonstrates the different ways gay and straight pornographers draw on the erotic pleasures of transformation as a way of exploring sexual crisis and a desire to break free from rigid and illusory formulations of identity and desire.
Keywords: Duality, sexual identity, transformation, Jekyll & Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson, neo-Victorian, film adaptation, pornography, Tom DeSimone, gay porn, Wash West, Paul Thomas, Raven Touchstone, Gothic
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