Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Diane Price-Herndl, Ph.D.
Kimberly Golombisky, Ph.D.
David Rubin, Ph.D.
Fatness, Feminism, Ashley Graham, Namio Harukawa, Sex, Women
The purpose of this thesis is to use specific fat pornographic imagery as a means to help us understand fat tropes and fetishization. The goal is to use our understandings of masculinity and race within fatness to create a possible launching point for further study within the field of fat sexuality studies. My rationale for writing such a paper is because fat sexuality studies is a field which has very little content, but potential for incredible scholarship which can impact not only our understandings of fat bodies, but of all bodies. The method for this thesis involves looking at specific images of “still-image” fat pornography and using these images to explain theoretical conceptions of fat sexuality. My hope for the significance of this work is that it will help to more firmly place fat sexuality studies in the academic landscape as a site for further research.
Scholar Commons Citation
Turner, Leah Marie, ""Roll" Models: Fat Sexuality and Its Representations in Pornographic Imagery" (2019). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.