Can pornography ever be considered art? Since this publication is about flash fiction, the question becomes: can a flash fiction story with explicit sex in it ever be considered art?
This is not an idle question.
It certainly is not an idle question for the Old Soldier. Nor should it be an idle question for any serious writer of fiction.
In the past, books like Moll Flanders, The Story of O, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Lolita and many other pieces of fiction were considered to be pornography. Some are still considered pornography; all are now considered to be classics in their own right.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette has its own little collection of pornography. Just go to the sidebar on the left and click on Pornography and decide for yourself if porn can ever be considered art.
- Why Do Young Women Do Porn? (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)