Tuesday 28 July 2020

Room 207 Press Webinars #8: Sex On-Demand – sex with robots in film and TV

Ever since Fritz Lang made Metropolis in 1927, science fiction cinema has been the home of the fembot, the sexualised woman-machine who fulfils heterosexual desires in ways both threatening and unthreatening. As the technology advances, the idea of the sex robot weirdly becomes a possibility – RealDolls are a thing – and in this week's Zoom lecture, I'm going to look at the idea of how the sexy robot has developed in film and TV, and the meaning of them for what it is to be human.

Expect difficult conversations on issues of consent and sexual politics.
(And also some discussion of why I found this so funny)
The talk is as ever going to be held twice, on Monday 3rd August, at 8pm UK time and 8pm Eastern Time (US/Canada). It's Pay What You Want, meaning that although the suggested donation is £5-10 you can if you want come for free, and you are very welcome to do so. If you back my Patreon, you not only get automatic invites to all my lectures, but access to the videos after the fact, early access to my writing and some exclusive content from time to time.