Judging Destricted

Kings Law Journal 20(1): 53-67

Posted: 5 Feb 2013

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Clare McGlynn

Durham Law School, Durham University

Erika Rackley

Durham University - Law School

Ian Ward

University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

The film Destricted purports to explore the boundaries of art and pornography. Awarded an '18' certificate by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the film nonetheless contains images of sexual violence and childlike sexual activity. In the context of the so-called 'porn wars' of the 1970s and 1980s, this article examines Destricted, challenging the BBFC classification and, in doing so, arguing the case for a regulatory regime that is responsive to the pragmatics as well as the principles of ethical judgement.

Keywords: destricted, pornography, feminism

Suggested Citation

McGlynn, Clare M. S. and Rackley, Erika and Ward, Ian, Judging Destricted (2009). Kings Law Journal 20(1): 53-67. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2198299

Clare M. S. McGlynn (Contact Author)

Durham Law School, Durham University ( email )

Durham University
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Erika Rackley

Durham University - Law School ( email )

50 North Bailey
Palatine Centre
Durham, County Durham DH1 3ET
United Kingdom

Ian Ward

University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Faculty of Law ( email )

21-24 Windsor Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
+ 191 222 7620 (Phone)

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