OPINION | Op-Ed ContributorBanning the Negative Book Review
By BOB GARFIELD
For too long, literary criticism has been a realm of relentless negativity. Bravo to BuzzFeed for taking down the gratuitous takedown.
By GERRY MULLANY and MICHAEL CIEPLY
There was talk that brief nudity in ‘Django Unchained’ had prompted Chinese officials to pull the film from screens.
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Joseph W. Sarno, the cult director of “Sin in the Suburbs,” “Moonlighting Wives” and other films that helped establish the sexploitation genre and break down the taboos against erotic content in American cinema, died on April 26 in Manhattan. He was 89.
Sexploitation or "sex-exploitation" describe a class of independently produced, low budget feature films generally associated with the 1960s and serving largely as a vehicle for the exhibition of non-explicit sexual situations and gratuitous nudity. The genre is a subgenre of exploitation films. Sexploitation films were generally exhibited in urban grindhouse theatres, the precursor to the adult movie theaters of the 1970s and '80s that featured hardcore content. The term soft-core is often used to designate non-explicit sexploitation films after the general legalization of hardcore content. Nudist films are often considered to be subgenres of the sex-exploitation genre as well. "Nudie" films and "Nudie-cuties" are associated genres.
Definition of gratuitousadjective
- gra • tu • i • tous
- grətjúːətəs | -tjúː-
1 無料の, 無報酬の.
2 理由［原因］のない；不必要な, よけいな
a gratuitous insult
［ラテン語grātuitus（grātia恩恵＋-OUS＝自発的に与えられる→無料で与えられる）. △GRATIS, GRACE］
Definition of nudity
1 （…の）前兆, 前ぶれ, 前に起こる［存在する］もの((of, to ...)).
2 先駆者；先任者, 先輩.3 《化学》前駆物質, 前駆体.
chiefly North American
3 [as modifier] denoting a firearm with the capacity to have the barrel and magazine detached from the stock.