explicitness : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  clarity as a consequence of being explicit

  • The erotic trouble with the novel doesn't end with its explicitness, however.
  • And the shock scenes are closer to the murky threat of Val Lewton's '40s horror movies than to the slice-and-dice explicitness of the Saw and Hostel slasher series.
  • As used here, the explicitness amounts to not much more than a shill, a come-on.
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  • Post Tenebras Lux
    Highly Recommended THE FILM I suppose there's a certain degree of "shock value" to the work of the fascinating, tremendously gifted Mexican writer-director Carlos Reygadas. In films like his debut, 2002's Jap n , or his despairingly gorgeous 2005 masterpiece, Battle in Heaven , a deadpan, unflinching, near-pornographic (except much too dispassionate) sexual explicitness vis- -vis physically ...
    Aug. 28, 2013 - DVD Talk

  • John Updike in calendarlive.com
    The sexual descriptions set a new mark for explicitness in a work of non-pornographic intent,Updike wrote. "Obviously, it was playful, but I felt I had warned people. I had dealt with it. And then I realized, 'Wait a minute. There's a lot...
  • Naomi Wolf in Sydney Morning Herald
    And as we do so, we'd do well to remember that, as Wolf wrote in 1990, "Sexual explicitness is not the issue."

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