YMMV / Barbarella

  • Accidental Innuendo: Durand Durand - "You turned them into fagots!" note 
  • Adaptation Displacement: More people are familiar with the film than with the comic book.
  • Angel/Devil Shipping:
    • Barbarella (The Ingenue) with the Black Queen (The Caligula).
    • Pygar (he's as good as Barbarella, plus he's a literal angel) with the Black Queen.
  • Awesome Music: The OST is very memorable in general, but "Fight in Flight" stands out particularly in its awesomeness.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The most remembered parts from the movie are Jane Fonda's striptease and the scene where she's put in the Excessive Machine.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: The Black Queen. Since the movie isn't supposed to be taken seriously, no one pays any attention to the fact that she's pretty awful and only see Anita Pallenberg in kinky see-through outfits. Many viewers end up preferring her to Barbarella.
  • Fridge Logic: Due to the ban on physical sex, Barbarella is a virgin whose first time ends up being with the fur trapper.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Talitha Pol, who played the woman who offers Barbarella her hookah, died of an overdose just three years after this movie.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Made in Italy and France, it was the second most profitable movie of its year in the UK (number one was The Jungle Book in case you're wondering).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Anyone watching the movie after the 80's might find a villain named Duran Duran a little hard to take seriously.
  • Memetic Mutation: People really like to repeat the line "De-crucify the angel (or I'll melt your face)!" and (probably sarcastically) champion it as one of the greatest lines in film history.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The dolls tormenting Barbarella and tearing into her flesh.
  • Special Effect Failure: The invisible wall separating the Chamber of Dreams from the outside world. Invisible wall? More like pane of glass, considering you can see Barbarella reflected on it.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Well, it was The '60s. The story, the characters, their clothes, their names, the sets. First time you watch the movie, you'll be staring at the screen in disbelief. It could only have been made in the Drugs Decade. There is literally not a single scene, dialogue or set that could count as an exception.
    • The original Jean-Claude Forest comic book is even odder...
  • WTH, Costuming Department?: Many, many outfits, but the large horn on the Black Queen's head stands out as the stupidest costume design choice.