1st Edition

Latsploitation, Exploitation Cinemas, and Latin America

Edited By Victoria Ruétalo, Dolores Tierney Copyright 2009
    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    344 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    "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