ABSTRACT

Pornography produced within settler colonies is part of broader cultural strategies that identify what types of bodies are allowed to live and reproduce. The decisions of who, where, why, and how often bodies fuck are pedagogic devices in settler pornography. This chapter focuses on Australian heteroporn to unpack the development of the “colonial pornoexotic”. The Australian colonial pornoexotic is made for an international audience, functioning as advertising for white migration. It depicts a land of, and for, white people, in which the expansionist demands of the colony result in excessive sexual proclivity. The excessive desire is portrayed as constructive rather than disruptive, deviant or problematic. This chapter argues that the pornoexotic transforms the exceptionality of pornography into a national narrative by conflating explicit sex with white reproductive futurity and the domestication of difference.