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Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America

1st Edition

Edited by Victoria Ruétalo, Dolores Tierney


328 pages

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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.


"Joining recent scholarly work on exploitation film in general, this study is the first to critique Latin American film in such detail. It will be useful to students interested in film studies and also, perhaps, in cultural and Hispanic studies. Summing Up: Recommended." --Choice

Table of Contents

Introduction: Made "In" Latin America

Victoria Ruétalo and Dolores Tierney

1. Outside the Industry: The Case of Juan Orol

Ana López

I Exploitation Beyond Borders

2. The Reception of Latin American Exploitation Cinema in Spanish Subcultures

Antonio Lázaro Reboll

3. Luis Llosa, Corman-Produced Films and Peruvian National Cinema

Jeffrey Middents

4. "I wonder who the Read Cannibals are?" Latin America and colonialism in European exploitation cinema

Andrew Syder

II. Exploitation Auteurs

5. Emilio Vieyra: Argentina’s Transnational Master of Horrors

Gerard Dapena

6. Arty Exploitation. Cool, Cult and the Cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Josetxo Cerdán and Miguel Fernandez Labayen

7. José Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe) and the Cultural Politics of Marginality in Third World Film Criticism

Dolores Tierney

8. More than Cowboys, Naked Virgins, Werewolves and Vampires? Leon Klimovsky Transatlantic Exploitation Cinema

Andy Willis

IIII. The Social Side of Exploitation

9. Snuff: Dirty Rumors, Dirty War

Jon Beasley-Murray

10. ‘Based on a True Story’: Mexican Exploitation Movies and Real Life

David Wilt

IV. Border Exploitation

11. ‘Lola, the Truck Driver and Screen Resistance in Cine Fronterizo (Border Cinema)

Catherine Benamou

12. The Naco in Mexican Film: Border Cinema and Migrant Audiences

Adán Avalos

V. Sex, Sex and More Sex

13. Temptations: Isabel Sarli Exposed

Victoria Ruetalo

14. Bikinis, Sharks, and Other Swimming Menaces: René Cardona Jr.’s Seafaring Gaze

Misha MacLaird

15. Sex and the Generals: Reading Brazilian Pornochanchada as Sexploitation

Stephanie Dennison

16. ‘La ley me las pasó por mis huevos’: Isela Vega and Mexican Dirty Movies

Sergio de la Mora

Epilogue: Circulation of Exploitation in Ecuador

Gabriela Aleman

About the Editors

Victoria Ruétalo is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. Dolores Mary Tierney is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Film Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of film studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.


To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies