ABSTRACT

Exploring the much neglected area of Latin American exploitation cinema, this anthology challenges established continental and national histories and canons which often exclude exploitation cinema due to its perceived ‘low’ cultural status. It argues that Latin American exploitation cinema makes an important aesthetic and social contribution to the larger body of Latin American cinema – often competing with Hollywood and more mainstream national cinemas in terms of popularity.

chapter |12 pages

Introduction: Reinventing the Frame—Exploitation

Byand Latin America VICTORIA RUÉTALO AND DOLORES TIERNEY

chapter 1|22 pages

Before Exploitation: Three Men of the Cinema in Mexico

ByANA M. LÓPEZ

part |2 pages

Part II Latsploitation Auteurs

part |2 pages

Part III Politicizing Latsploitation

part |2 pages

Part IV Sex, Sex, and More Sex

chapter 13|14 pages

Temptations: Isabel Sarli Exposed

ByVICTORIA RUÉTALO

chapter 14|15 pages

Sharksploitation: René Cardona Jr.’s Submarine Gaze

ByMISHA MACLAIRD

chapter 15|15 pages

Sex and the Generals: Reading Brazilian Pornochanchada as Sexploitation

BySTEPHANIE DENNISON

part |2 pages

Epilogue