Luchino Visconti's 1973 film Ludwig exploited the biography of Ludwig II of Bavaria, a notorious homosexual. In turn, Visconti's film became an erotic tale primarily intended to arouse heterosexual male readers in the form of Ludwig, il folle di Baviera, a porn comic book conceived as a spoof published while the film was still in post-production. As well as considering the general relationship between mainstream cinema and pornographic comics and their representation of homosexuality, this article analyzes Ludwig, il folle di Baviera as a re-adaptation of Visconti's film that exploits the director's peculiar image in order to handle its ambiguous sexual content.
|Titolo:||A Story of love and blood: the strange connection between Ludwig II, Luchino Visconti and Italian pornographic comic books|
GIORI, MAURO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||pornography; comic books; Luchino Visconti; Ludwig; il folle di Baviera; intertextuality; Italy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-ART/06 - Cinema, Fotografia e Televisione|
|Data di pubblicazione:||26-gen-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/23268743.2014.993892|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|