After his deadly crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Gwangju, in May 1980, South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan was desperate to quell the dissent sweeping across the country.Taking his cue from the “sex, screen and sports” policy used by the United States military to distract the Japanese population from its presence after the second world war, Washington-backed Chun encouraged the production of sexploitation movies to divert public attention from the crimes of his regime – which…


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