Sex-liberal Scandinavia makes for an interesting case when tracing sexuality in film history. It reveals a dynamic power struggle about what can and cannot be shown on the big screen. In this course, we trace the history of sexual norms and behavior in cinema and examine the emergence of sexually explicit films starting in the 1960s. We study how the Scandinavian countries differed in censorship policies at that time and also focus on how sexualities are tackled in contemporary Scandinavian cinema, including queer films.
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