Thursday, October 18, 2012
RIP Sylvia Kristel
...she was only 60! I was thinking, recently - after reading about one of those scandals where a teenaged boy was seduced by an older woman - about the 1981 film Private Lessons, which I saw theatrically as a horny 13 year old (not sure how I managed that, since it so obviously MUST have been R-rated; is it possible I asked my father to take me? I don't remember seeing it with him, but...). I remember it as a somewhat run-of-the-mill sex comedy, but wonder if, given the more hysterical public attitude towards such matters these days, it would seem daring or immoral or shocking, if revisited?
Also curious: damn, there have been a lot of Emmanuelle (and Emanuelle) films: Emmanuelle in Space? Is this really necessary?