Film showing: The Price of Pleasure, 7-24-12

Tuesday, 7 pm, July 24
Revolution Books invites you to a
Screening & discussion of
The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships*
(*this screening made possible by special arrangement with director Chyng Sun)


Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has become one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries in the United States. It is estimated that the pornography industry's annual revenue has reached $13 billion. At the same time, the content of pornography has become more aggressive, more overtly sexist and racist.

The film features the voices of consumers, critics, and pornography producers and performers. It is particularly revealing when male pornographers openly discuss their views about women and how men should relate to them, and when male and female porn users candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. The film paints both a nuanced and complex portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, and liberty and responsibility are intertwined in the most intimate aspects of human relations.

The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships.

Directed and Produced by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun
Co-Writer and Associate Producer: Robert Wosnitzer