Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Exploitative use of explicit sexual material in movies and the media.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Sexual exploitation in the media (especially film).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the commercial exploitation of sex or sexuality or explicit sexual material

Etymologies

Blend of sex and exploitation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of sex and exploitation (circa 1942) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Preliminary research suggests that human trafficking in the sex industry in Cape Town might not be as prevalent as first thought, a seminar on trafficking and "sexploitation" heard on Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Dracula (1931) to Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song (1971) and other "sexploitation" films of the 1950s to Debbie Does Dallas (1978), Deep Throat (1972) and the best of "porn chic" to contemporary celebrity "home-made" porn such as One Night in Paris (2004).

    NYC.com's Exclusive New York City Event Calendar : Art

  • Action: Sex and the Moving Image surveys the history of sex and the moving image over more than 150 years, featuring everything from the subtle sexual metaphors in films such as Dracula (1931) to Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song (1971) and other "sexploitation" films of the 1950s to Debbie Does Dallas (1978), Deep Throat (1972) and the best of "porn chic" to contemporary celebrity "home-made" porn such as One Night in Paris (2004).

    NYC.com's Exclusive New York City Event Calendar : Art

  • The cinema's biggest hits were underground classics such as Thundercrack and Cafe Flesh; John Waters's 70s trash trilogy Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living; and the work of sexploitation king Russ Meyer.

    Cinema of sin: London's old Scala picturehouse

  • I was persuaded by my sons 15 and 16 at the time to take them to see Frank Miller's R-Rated Sin City, which I watched, eyes averted as I slunk further and further down into my chair, both in discomfort at watching sexploitation, dismemberment and torture with my children and embarrassment in having exercised such poor judgment.

    Mothering in Real Time

  • Yet as Mr. Pattinson made the rounds in New York this week to promote his new, nonvampire movie, "Remember Me," the spectacle of his sexploitation — how else to put it? — was grotesque.

    The Ravishing of Rob Pattinson

  • What makes the show seedy is its excessive sexploitation of Tila and her suitors.

    Kiesha Ramey-Presner: A Double Shot at...No.

  • Others have included the 1959 classic documentary Come Back, Africa, a fierce indictment of apartheid filmed covertly in Johannesburg and Sophiatown, and Snake Dancer, which has been described as a 70s sexploitation B movie about a scandalous stripper set in a Hillbrow oddly devoid of people of colour.

    Sollywood – South Africa's fledgling film genre

  • He should do a kung fu sexploitation film called Faster Pussycat!

    QUENTIN TARANTINO HAS LOST HIS MIND

  • In fact, the film is the first in a planned franchise of “sexploitation-serial-killer-slasher” B-movies inspired by the campy slasher hits from the decade of shoulder pads and big bad hair.

    Marilyn Manson Evan Rachel Wood Back Together

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