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Sylvia Kristel, star of 'Emmanuelle', dies
BBC News ^ | 18th October 2012 | BBC News

Posted on 10/18/2012 6:42:55 AM PDT by the scotsman

'Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, who starred in the 1974 erotic French film Emmanuelle, has died aged 60.

"She died during the night during her sleep," her agent, Marieke Verharen, told the AFP news agency.

The actress, who had cancer, was admitted to hospital in July after suffering a stroke.

Emmanuelle, which told the story of a sexually promiscuous housewife, spawned numerous sequels and played in a cinema on the Champs-Elysees for 11 years.

Released in 1974, the soft-focus French film was one of the first erotic movies to be shown in mainstream cinemas.'

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: culturewars; porn; promiscuity

1 posted on 10/18/2012 6:43:03 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman; kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; ...

ping


2 posted on 10/18/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: the scotsman

What a beautiful woman and not a bad actress. RIP My Darling!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 10/18/2012 6:49:13 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: the scotsman

Promoting promiscuity, moral decay and cultural rot is a poor legacy.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 6:50:34 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

I would say she suffered enough in the last ten years with her cancer.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 6:53:19 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

“I would say she suffered enough in the last ten years with her cancer.”

Sad but irrelevant. The cancer on society that she had a role in promoting lives on.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 7:01:26 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: the scotsman

I hope Christ found her. This isn’t the end.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 7:06:21 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: the scotsman

By today’s standards her movies would be PG-13.................


8 posted on 10/18/2012 7:09:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
sorry she suffered from a stroke and cancer, but in that profession, you know the one that is "victimless", there are indeed, victims...

radical feminism started with the full onslaught of women as objects.....thx for nothing..

9 posted on 10/18/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT by cherry
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To: the scotsman; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Wasn’t she in the film adaptation of Rochelle, Rochelle?

Seriously, I hope she was right with God before she passed.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 7:13:16 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Red Badger
By today’s standards .....

She'd be considered too "flat" and would need massive amounts of plastic surgery to appeal to the modern masses.

11 posted on 10/18/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: the scotsman

An absolutely gorgeous woman . . . stunning. The closer the camera got to her, the prettier she got.

Don’t know about her private life though. Did she have any children?

RIP and hope she got right with God before she died.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: the scotsman
If I remember the movies correctly, in the later versions Emmanuelle started time traveling and doing other weird mystical stuff, so she should be fine.

I could be wrong though since it was dubbed like a Japanese monster movie and I fast forwarded through any scene that had talking.

13 posted on 10/18/2012 7:17:50 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: the scotsman

I recall seeing it when it came out at the Fairvilla theater in Orlando. I found it somewhat tedious. Certainly not enough nudity to compensate for the level of boredom it induced.

You couldn’t have dragged me to see any of the sequels.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 7:26:31 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: the scotsman

Like most of the “soft porn” titles of the early 70s, the film was a sensation when it came to theatres but died a quick death in the U.S. It then became late night filler on channels like Cinemax along with the spin-offs that would come out every few years.

Their scandalous nature was their only selling point but they became an introduction to harder porn for many that flourished once the VCR was common.

Who knows where that took Ms. Kristel personally or spiritually but the legacy of porn has done a great deal of damage to a great many women.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 7:28:39 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: the scotsman

Thanks for the flashback to a youth spent trying to watch scrambled porn.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 7:32:21 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (DC is like a car full of clowns off their meds.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Promoting promiscuity, moral decay and cultural rot
How would you know? Did it affect you when you watched? Did anyone force you to watch what you didn't want to see? Did you like it and that's what bothers you most?

I thought so.

17 posted on 10/18/2012 7:34:09 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: the scotsman
In her finer days:

unfiltered Gauloise Ciggies killed her...a fine brand actually... as they have many freepers...not promiscuity...who even knows if she was...that stuff she did was laughably tame

Her big relationship was Ian McShane...Swearingin to Deadwood fans

RIP to her gauze lensed memory

18 posted on 10/18/2012 7:47:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: the scotsman

RIP.
She was smoking hot, even in the later films.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 7:49:32 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: lewislynn

“Promoting promiscuity, moral decay and cultural rot
How would you know? Did it affect you when you watched? Did anyone force you to watch what you didn’t want to see? Did you like it and that’s what bothers you most?
I thought so.”

What bothers me are jackazzes who celebrate the lives of those whose most notable achievements are damaging to society. Sorry you are grieving for some sleazy actress but her work helped make sex in movies mainstream. As someone else posted, her movies would now be considered PG13. That’s the point. Back then they were considered a form of porn, now its the norm as is all forms of deviancy, promiscuity, out of wedlock births, etc. Where do you think all this comes from? How did we get to this point? Ask yourself that.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 8:00:29 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: Gamecock; the scotsman; F15Eagle

Amen to that.

And I think her understudy got really upset over dropping her hot dog.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 8:08:11 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Perdogg

My grandfather’s favorite soft-porn movie.............

Seriously. He had it on VHS.


22 posted on 10/18/2012 8:37:03 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Putting her in the context of her times, much of her fan base were women, for a very good reason.

At the time, the portrayal of women in the movies was along the lines of “Rat Pack Sleaze”: drunken, stale-cigarette-smoke reeking old men lusting after stupid and flabby women whose only potential in life was to be secretaries, then bloated, alcoholic suburban brood mares until the children were raised, then nothing.

More than anything else, she portrayed a women’s fantasy, that they could travel the world, seeing and doing all sorts of interesting things, with a handsome and wealthy husband or boyfriend who would let them (and fund their) doing what they wanted to do.

The proof of this as fantasy in her early movies was the amount of time spent shopping and traveling in the movie, compared to nudity or sex.

A decade later, a former pornographic movie actress created her own film company, Femme Productions, to “make the kind of porn that women like”, for similar reasons, that women wanted their own pornography, and didn’t much care for the pornography that men preferred.


23 posted on 10/18/2012 8:55:48 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

I get your point. But I and nobody here is celebrating the lady, merely noting the passing of a famous person.

I get your point about the sexualisation of society, but sex is a wonderful thing and should be celebrated. The balance is having a society which celebrates sex, but has sex in an appropriate moral and cultural box so to speak.

A society which regards sex as immoral and the human body as dirty is as screwed up a society where anything goes. NEITHER is at all healthy. A healthy society strikes a balance.

There is nothing wrong with sex and sexuality on film or in any art form, as long as it is not overly explicit (except for porn which is honest in its way and makes clear that it is explicit and is for adults only) and is clearly for an adult audience. And is part of the story/art form, and not done purely for its own sake, a tired attempt to shock.

BTW, thats a fine Christian attitude you have to someone who has died (relatively) young of cancer. Perhaps you should ask your God why he allows people to die in terrible pain of such afflictions. Seems God allowing cancer to exist offends you less than an old 70’s softporn film.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 9:45:49 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: wardaddy

Ian McShane is Lovejoy ... his best work, IMHO.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 9:48:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: the scotsman

RIP.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 1:32:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: the scotsman

Constant showing of these movies earned skinemax their nickname. Not many people in this world can say that.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 1:36:40 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj
Ah yes, the pre-AIDS 1970’s...

I remember the Emmanuelle flicks on Cinemax late Friday night/early Saturday morning.

28 posted on 10/19/2012 6:10:10 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

There’s worse people still walking around, breathing, and scheming to wreck the country in worse ways than this lady ever did.

Shame that she died.

“Promiscuity, moral decay, and cultural rot” have been with us - and every society - throughout history. She didn’t start it. It’s up to each individual person to chose the path they take in life.

Living in a society that values freedom and liberty comes with the price of occasionally being exposed to things you disagree with.


29 posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

She was a hottie. RIP.


30 posted on 10/19/2012 6:39:54 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

You bet!


31 posted on 10/19/2012 6:51:39 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; NFHale; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

I’ll give her a tribute fap.


32 posted on 10/21/2012 5:57:59 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; NFHale; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

NICE!!!


33 posted on 10/22/2012 9:54:14 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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