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Judging Destricted

McGlynn, Clare; Rackley, Erika; Ward, Ian


Erika Rackley

Ian Ward


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.


McGlynn, C., Rackley, E., & Ward, I. (2009). Judging Destricted. King's Law Journal, 20(1), 53-67

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2009
Deposit Date Aug 23, 2011
Journal King's Law Journal
Print ISSN 0961-5768
Publisher Dickson Poon School of Law
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 1
Pages 53-67
Keywords Destricted, Pornography, Feminism.
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