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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Colonial Mentality

posted by on August 7 at 12:44 PM

Where we, colonial subjects, learned about sex? The Emmanuelle series:

From Carry On Emmanuelle:

Says Kenneth, “Why me? You can have any Tom, Dick or Harry!”
Says Emmanuelle, “But I don’t want Tom or Harry!”
Say the boys in Rainbow Cinema in downtown Harare in 1984: “Hah, this woman means business.”

The most popular Emmanuelle with African colonial subjects? The rip-off Black Emmanuelle!

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that was a good film. BE, that is, better than the others which were just bizarre.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 7, 2007 12:51 PM

I think these were some of my first sorta pr0n, too. Yay for satellite TV!

Posted by NaFun | August 7, 2007 12:54 PM

Ah yes, Cinemax after dark.

Posted by monkey | August 7, 2007 1:16 PM

You learned about sex via the Emmanuelle series? can smoke a cigarette with your pussy?

Posted by Bauhaus | August 7, 2007 2:14 PM

The Telegraph interview/book review is worth a quick read. The original Emmanuelle star is quite a tragic character, well into decline. Similar to the sad tale of the late Linda Lovelace.

Posted by Read da Interview | August 7, 2007 3:20 PM

I used to scour the TV Guide movie listings for "nudity, strong sexual content" and that's pretty much how I picked what movie I was going to watch at 11:00pm.

Posted by monkey | August 7, 2007 3:25 PM

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