Psychosocial Study of An American ObsessionStreaming Video - 2007
Award-winning director Lance Tracy balances serious science with tongue-in-cheek humor to create a documentary scrutinizing the scope and effects of pornography that is informative, compelling, and unsettling. Constructing an experiment to identify attitudinal and behavioral changes that manifest as a result of viewing porn - a study in the manner of the Annenberg School of Communications and California State University studies - Tracy tracks two men, one single and one married, for 60 days. The effects of a 30-day regimen of X-rated DVDs, Internet porn, adult mags, sex shops, and strip clubs, followed by a 30-day readjustment period, are both illuminating and dismaying. Porn addiction, the sex-industrial complex, and porn-related freedom of speech issues are also explored. Commentary by the University of Pennsylvania's Mary Anne Layden; Judith Reisman, author of "Soft Porn" Plays Hardball; Robert Weiss, of the Sexual Recovery Institute; Michael Castleman, author of Great Sex; and psychologist Daniel Linz is featured.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Alternative Title: Psychosocial study of an American obsession