"Destroy Me!": The Rape Fantasy as Transformation in a Japanese Male-Male Pornographic Video Game Series
Graves, Alexander Jackson
Smith, Martha N
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The thesis explores the use of the rape fantasy in Japanese male-male pornography through an analysis of Nitro+CHiRAL’s DRAMAtical Murder and DRAMAtical Murder: re:connect as case studies of the larger genre and cultural history. The thesis puts Western and Japanese scholars in conversation with one another to encourage more academic attention to the emerging fields of Boys Love (BL) and pornographic video gaming. The methodology relies on intersections between gaming, sexuality, and trauma studies to deconstruct the DRAMAtical Murder series’ embodiments of rape with critical consideration to both the victim and the perpetrator.