one representational space to another and shifts increasingly toward mainstream popular culture. End Page 30 as a television host and freelance writer, Liekki retired from porn films at the age of twenty-five. Liekki's career is representative of the blurred boundaries between pornography and mainstream culture. Rakel Liekki Rachel Flame is probably the best-known Finnish female porn performer. Click for larger view, view full resolution, figures 1, 2, and. Liekki (born in 1979) started her career in pornography at the age of eighteen on a phone sex line. First, pornification provides spaces for media performances subverting the generic conventions of porn and facilitates novel representational spaces, ideas, and agencies. Liekki's star image (Dyer 60) is intermedial by definition, yet some of her media appearances (television shows, interviews, and one adult film in particular) have been more pivotal in its construction than others. In what follows we explore pornification as a reorganization of pornography's cultural position through analysis of Rakel Liekki's career. Focusing on Liekki's key media appearances (the television shows. In our reading of Liekki's star image the operations and implications of pornification are twofold. Second, and perhaps paradoxically, pornification also implies reiteration and recycling of representation conventions that are telling of the generic rigidity of porn. Persona Non Grata in October 2003 (YLE TV2). Since graduating from a polytechnic art school in 2001 Liekki has held a few exhibitions, mostly addressing erotic themes. According to Liekki's Web site, her route to porn films was nevertheless paved by her education and practice in the visual arts: she began performing in porn videos in order to understand the world she was painting. Rather, we aim to figure transformations in the cultural position and status of porn that require a rethinking of its very concept (Nikunen, Paasonen, and Saarenmaa, Pornification ). Porn Star and, night with Rakel, the DVD film, mun leffa, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as Liekki's Web presence we argue that pornification is not merely a question of proliferating pornographic representations. In this sense pornification has implications for pornography different from those for mainstream media. She has an online video and image gallery and various mobile phone services. Intermediality"intertextuality transgressing media boundaries" (Lehtonen 71)and multimodality characterize contemporary media at large, and pornography is no exception.