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softcore

1. Depicting erotic sexual content or activity without containing explicit or graphic images or descriptions, especially of penetration or genitalia (i.e. "hardcore"). The magazine has been accused of being little more than softcore pornography. It's being described as an art film depicting the true nature of an adult relationship, but it's just softcore porn, if you ask me.
2. Not particularly extreme in one's dedication to something. I still love playing video games, but I'm just a softcore gamer these days. We're all pretty softcore fans of football. We love watching it when it's on, but we don't follow it religiously or anything.

soft-core

1. mod. [of pornography] less revealing or realistic than real life; not showing genitals. They are showing a lot of soft-core stuff on cable and most of the soap operas.
2. mod. less intense or extreme than hard-core. She had a soft-core approach to portraying suffering.
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But heavier soft-core balls were similar or, in one case, worse than the control, a standard "Official League" hard-core baseball.
Playboy TV, produced by the Cisneros Television Group (CTG), is a soft-core channel that is already offered by the country's leading MSOs on their pay-per-view or a la carte systems, as well as on satcasters Sky and Galaxy's DirecTV.
The exhibition's title, "Naked Came the Stranger," was taken from an extremely successful soft-core novel by an anonymous group of journalists at the end of the '60s.
the Ydessa Hendeles Foundation in Toronto, includes, among other works, Douglas Gordon's Left is right and right is wrong and left is wrong and right is right, 1999; Maurizio Cattelan's sensational Him, 2001; and a double-decker room of some 1,800 individually framed vintage photographs of teddy bears, discarded family snapshots that Hendeles purchased one by one on eBay over a three-year period: babies with teddies, little girls with teddies, soccer teams with teddy mascots, '30s soft-core porn with teddies, soldiers with teddies--there's more, of course, but sorry, Ydessa, Art forum wouldn't give me the extra pages I'd need to adequately describe this indescribable exhibition.
TWO MOON JUNCTION (1988): A voyeuristic Madonna clone whose carpet is seven shades darker than the drapes (Twin Peaks's Sherilyn Fenn) has a fling with a mulleted midway worker (the delectably cheesy Richard Tyson) in this Southern-fried soft-core scream.
Sensual seaside idylls resemble '60s home movies; a nocturnal romp in which Arenas and his friends sport naked with soldiers suggests a gay soft-core flick.
Whatever they are payingBruce Weber to shoot those soft-core Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs, it's not enough.
By intermingling soft-core images of biker pinups with his own photographic portraits, including pictures of his wife and a young female assistant, he calls attention to the way his own images seem just as alluringly authorless as his appropriations.
If you're a fan of DeCoteau's soft-core, boy-heavy spookiness, you might try his nonvampire flicks The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks and Voodoo Academy, both also available on video.