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The film follows [[OnlyOneName Emmanuelle]] (Sylvia Kristel), a French expat who lives in Thailand with her diplomat husband, Jean. After returning from a trip to Paris, Emmanuelle becomes swept up with a dark and decadent world overseen by a man named Mario, who teaches her how to be more open with her sexuality. Coupled with her open relationship with Jean, Emmanuelle learns to let lust guide her actions in the future.

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The film follows [[OnlyOneName Emmanuelle]] (Sylvia Kristel), (Creator/SylviaKristel), a French expat who lives in Thailand with her diplomat husband, Jean. After returning from a trip to Paris, Emmanuelle becomes swept up with a dark and decadent world overseen by a man named Mario, who teaches her how to be more open with her sexuality. Coupled with her open relationship with Jean, Emmanuelle learns to let lust guide her actions in the future.



The franchise also launched countless sequels, parodies, copycats and [[VideoGame/{{Emmanuelle}} even a licensed video game]]. The most notable of these are the ''Black Emmanuelle'' series starring Laura Gemser, and the ''Emmanuelle in Space'' spinoff starring Krista Allen, which produced just as many films as the mainline series!

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The franchise also launched countless sequels, parodies, copycats and [[VideoGame/{{Emmanuelle}} even a licensed video game]]. The most notable of these are the ''Black Emmanuelle'' series starring Laura Gemser, Creator/LauraGemser, and the ''Emmanuelle in Space'' spinoff starring Krista Allen, Creator/KristaAllen, which produced just as many films as the mainline series!


Despite being branded as "porn", the original film (and book it was based on) proved to be very popular upon release. It became an international phenomenon, launched Kristel's career and had a sophisticated highbrow reputation during the 1970s.

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Despite being branded as "porn", the original film (and book it was based on) proved to be very popular upon release. It became an international phenomenon, launched Kristel's career and had a sophisticated highbrow reputation during the 1970s.
1970s. It even had a bit of critical cred—Creator/RogerEbert, for one, professed himself a fan on several occasions.


* NatureAdoresAVirgin: Played straight and discussed.

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* NatureAdoresAVirgin: Played straight and discussed.discussed:



* OneWordTitle: ProtagonistTitle, First Name.



* ProtagonistTitle: Emmanuelle is the protagonist.

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* ProtagonistTitle: Emmanuelle is the first name of the protagonist.


* BloodierAndGorier: The italian spin-off series Black Emmanuelle, starring Laura Gemser features, among other things, scenes of graphic carnage with cannibals stabbing a nun in her lower parts before devouring her.

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* BloodierAndGorier: The italian spin-off series Black Emmanuelle, starring Laura Gemser features, among other things, scenes of graphic torture and carnage with cannibals stabbing a nun in her lower parts before devouring her.her. Not surprisingly, most movies of the italian series are directed by infamous exploitation masters Joe D'Amato and Bruno Mattei.


The franchise also launched countless sequels, parodies, copycats and [[VideoGame/{{Emmanuelle}} even a licensed video game]]. The most notable of these is the ''Emmanuelle in Space'' spinoff starring Krista Allen, which produced just as many films as the mainline series!

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The franchise also launched countless sequels, parodies, copycats and [[VideoGame/{{Emmanuelle}} even a licensed video game]]. The most notable of these is are the ''Black Emmanuelle'' series starring Laura Gemser, and the ''Emmanuelle in Space'' spinoff starring Krista Allen, which produced just as many films as the mainline series!


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* BloodierAndGorier: The italian spin-off series Black Emmanuelle, starring Laura Gemser features, among other things, scenes of graphic carnage with cannibals stabbing a nun in her lower parts before devouring her.


* FilmSeries: Perhaps the most popular erotic film series in the world. It has countless adaptations and rip-offs, seven of which official.

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* FilmSeries: Perhaps the most popular erotic film series in the world. It has countless adaptations and rip-offs, seven of which are official.



* FranchiseZombie: ''Emmanuelle'' was followed by countless sequels, none of them as succesful or notable as the first one. The official and non-official rip-offs are difficult to keep track of, sometimes even to keep apart. As recently as 2011 a new spin-off series was launched! Even main actress Kristel's death in 2012 couldn't permanently halt this franchise.


* ShoutOut: ''Emmanuelle'' was such a 1970s phenomenon that even the long running British comedy series ''Film/CarryOn'' made a parody called ''Film/CarryOnEmmannuelle'', where her name was deliberately spelled with too many "m's" and "n's".

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* ShoutOut: ''Emmanuelle'' was such a 1970s phenomenon that even the long running British comedy series ''Film/CarryOn'' ''Film/{{Carry On|series}}'' made a parody called ''Film/CarryOnEmmannuelle'', where her name was deliberately spelled with too many "m's" and "n's".


* NegativeContinuity: Owing to its LongRunner status, imitators and spinoffs, the series more-or-less resets everything between films. Notably, Emmanuelle's status as a glorified lapdog for Mario in the original film is disregarded in the sequel, [[TheDanza Sylvia]] in ''4'' (who is played by Kristel) becomes a totally new woman who is also named Emmanuelle, and Kristel returns in the seventh and final theatrical film without any explanation of how she reverted from her younger body three films prior.

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* NegativeContinuity: Owing to its LongRunner long-runner status, imitators and spinoffs, the series more-or-less resets everything between films. Notably, Emmanuelle's status as a glorified lapdog for Mario in the original film is disregarded in the sequel, [[TheDanza Sylvia]] in ''4'' (who is played by Kristel) becomes a totally new woman who is also named Emmanuelle, and Kristel returns in the seventh and final theatrical film without any explanation of how she reverted from her younger body three films prior.


Despite being branded as "porn", the original film (and book it was based on) proved to be very popular at release. It became an international phenomenon, launched Kristel's career and had a sophisticated highbrow reputation during the 1970s.

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Despite being branded as "porn", the original film (and book it was based on) proved to be very popular at upon release. It became an international phenomenon, launched Kristel's career and had a sophisticated highbrow reputation during the 1970s.


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'''''Emmanuelle''''' is a 1974 French EroticFilm directed by Just Jaeckin, based off the EroticLiterature novel of the same name by Emmanuelle Arsan.

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'''''Emmanuelle'''''

''Emmanuelle''
is a 1974 French EroticFilm directed by Just Jaeckin, based off the EroticLiterature novel of the same name by Emmanuelle Arsan.



The mainline series included the following films:

* '''''Emmanuelle''''' (1975): Emmanuelle returns to Thailand and meets her lover, Jean. After engaging in trysts with two women, Emmanuelle meets Mario, a self-proclaimed "artist" who teaches her how to [[EternalSexualFreedom unlock her sexuality]] and become liberated.
* '''''Emmanuelle 2''''' (1975): After seducing a woman onboard a freighter bound for Hong Kong, Emmanuelle reunites with Jean once again, and they scheme to seduce the stepdaughter of one of his lovers.
* '''''Goodbye Emmanuelle''''' (1977): As Emmanuelle and Jean continue their open relationship in the Seychelles, he becomes jealous when she is seduced by a film director. As a result, she eventually leaves Jean for good.
* [[invoked]] '''''Emmanuelle 4''''' (1984): Fed up after another failed romance, Sylvia (Kristel) [[TheOtherDarrin gets extensive plastic surgery]] [[ExcusePlot and becomes a 20-year old woman]], who plans to [[ReallyGetsAround take Brazil by storm in the only way she knows how]].
* '''''Emmanuelle 5''''' (1987): Now a LegacyCharacter, Emmanuelle produces erotic arthouse films, and is torn between a wealthy dictator who is obsessed with her work and a young millionaire who seeks to take her away from her decadent lifestyle.
* '''''Emmanuelle 6''''' (1988): A {{Remake}} of the original film.
* '''''Emmanuelle 7''''' (1993): The final installment, which saw Kristel return to reprise the title role. An older and wiser Emmanuelle uses virtual-reality erotic simulations to aid her clients' love lives, and helps an old friend rekindle her relationship with a film executive.

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The mainline series included the following films:

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* '''''Emmanuelle''''' (1975): Emmanuelle returns to Thailand and meets her lover, Jean. After engaging in trysts with two women, Emmanuelle meets Mario, a self-proclaimed "artist" who teaches her how to [[EternalSexualFreedom unlock her sexuality]] and become liberated.
* '''''Emmanuelle 2'''''
''Emmanuelle 2'' (1975): After seducing a woman onboard a freighter bound for Hong Kong, Emmanuelle reunites with Jean once again, and they scheme to seduce the stepdaughter of one of his lovers.
* '''''Goodbye Emmanuelle''''' ''Goodbye Emmanuelle'' (1977): As Emmanuelle and Jean continue their open relationship in the Seychelles, he becomes jealous when she is seduced by a film director. As a result, she eventually leaves Jean for good.
* [[invoked]] '''''Emmanuelle 4''''' ''Emmanuelle 4'' (1984): Fed up after another failed romance, Sylvia (Kristel) [[TheOtherDarrin gets extensive plastic surgery]] [[ExcusePlot and becomes a 20-year old woman]], who plans to [[ReallyGetsAround take Brazil by storm in the only way she knows how]].
* '''''Emmanuelle 5''''' ''Emmanuelle 5'' (1987): Now a LegacyCharacter, Emmanuelle produces erotic arthouse films, and is torn between a wealthy dictator who is obsessed with her work and a young millionaire who seeks to take her away from her decadent lifestyle.
* '''''Emmanuelle 6''''' ''Emmanuelle 6'' (1988): A {{Remake}} of the original film.
* '''''Emmanuelle 7''''' ''Emmanuelle 7'' (1993): The final installment, which saw Kristel return to reprise the title role. An older and wiser Emmanuelle uses virtual-reality erotic simulations to aid her clients' love lives, and helps an old friend rekindle her relationship with a film executive.



* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Used to a depressing degree throughout the series. Emmanuelle and the people she comes in contact are often rape victims, but either rationalize the act or contextualize it in such a way that ItsOkayIfItsYou.

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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Used to a depressing degree throughout the series. Emmanuelle and the people she comes in contact are often rape victims, but either rationalize the act or contextualize it in such a way that ItsOkayIfItsYou.IfItsYouItsOkay.



* ShoutOut: "Emmanuelle" was such a 1970s phenomenon that even the long running British comedy series ''Film/CarryOn'' made a parody called "Film/CarryOnEmmannuelle", where her name was deliberately spelled with too many "m's" and "n's".

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* ShoutOut: "Emmanuelle" ''Emmanuelle'' was such a 1970s phenomenon that even the long running British comedy series ''Film/CarryOn'' made a parody called "Film/CarryOnEmmannuelle", ''Film/CarryOnEmmannuelle'', where her name was deliberately spelled with too many "m's" and "n's".

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* TooDumbToLive: In ''Emmanuelle 5'', the protagonist is warned by multiple people that Prince Rajid is a violent and dangerous despot. She disregards them all and accepts his invitation to go to his country and promote her film. Unsurprisingly, he turns out to be just what everyone said he was, and forces Emmanuelle into his harem against her will.


* PopCulturalOsmosis: In the 1970s it was a blockbuster. Younger generations will know the title and the genre of this movie, but the amount that have actually seen any of these films is much lower.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: In the 1970s it was a blockbuster. Younger generations will know the title and the genre of this movie, but the amount that have actually seen any of these films is much lower. Many are only aware of these movies because of WebVideo/DiamandaHagan's review of three of these movies (4, 5, and the ripoff Emanuelle in America).


''Emmanuelle'' is a 1974 French EroticFilm directed by Just Jaeckin, based off the EroticLiterature novel of the same name by Emmanuelle Arsan.

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''Emmanuelle'' '''''Emmanuelle''''' is a 1974 French EroticFilm directed by Just Jaeckin, based off the EroticLiterature novel of the same name by Emmanuelle Arsan.



* ''Emmanuelle (1975)'': Emmanuelle returns to Thailand and meets her lover, Jean. After engaging in trysts with two women, Emmanuelle meets Mario, a self-proclaimed "artist" who teaches her how to [[EternalSexualFreedom unlock her sexuality]] and become liberated.
* ''Emmanuelle 2 (1975)'': After seducing a woman onboard a freighter bound for Hong Kong, Emmanuelle reunites with Jean once again, and they scheme to seduce the stepdaughter of one of his lovers.
* ''Goodbye Emmanuelle (1977)'': As Emmanuelle and Jean continue their open relationship in the Seychelles, he becomes jealous when she is seduced by a film director. As a result, she eventually leaves Jean for good.
* ''Emmanuelle 4 (1984)'': Fed up after another failed romance, Sylvia (Kristel) [[TheOtherDarrin gets extensive plastic surgery]] [[ExcusePlot and becomes a 20-year old woman]], who plans to [[ReallyGetsAround take Brazil by storm in the only way she knows how]].
* ''Emmanuelle 5 (1987)'': Now a LegacyCharacter, Emmanuelle produces erotic arthouse films, and is torn between a wealthy dictator who is obsessed with her work and a young millionaire who seeks to take her away from her decadent lifestyle.
* ''Emmanuelle 6 (1988)'': A {{Remake}} of the original film.
* ''Emmanuelle 7 (1993)'': The final installment, which saw Kristel return to reprise the title role. An older and wiser Emmanuelle uses virtual-reality erotic simulations to aid her clients' love lives, and helps an old friend rekindle her relationship with a film executive.

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* ''Emmanuelle (1975)'': '''''Emmanuelle''''' (1975): Emmanuelle returns to Thailand and meets her lover, Jean. After engaging in trysts with two women, Emmanuelle meets Mario, a self-proclaimed "artist" who teaches her how to [[EternalSexualFreedom unlock her sexuality]] and become liberated.
* ''Emmanuelle 2 (1975)'': '''''Emmanuelle 2''''' (1975): After seducing a woman onboard a freighter bound for Hong Kong, Emmanuelle reunites with Jean once again, and they scheme to seduce the stepdaughter of one of his lovers.
* ''Goodbye Emmanuelle (1977)'': '''''Goodbye Emmanuelle''''' (1977): As Emmanuelle and Jean continue their open relationship in the Seychelles, he becomes jealous when she is seduced by a film director. As a result, she eventually leaves Jean for good.
* ''Emmanuelle 4 (1984)'': [[invoked]] '''''Emmanuelle 4''''' (1984): Fed up after another failed romance, Sylvia (Kristel) [[TheOtherDarrin gets extensive plastic surgery]] [[ExcusePlot and becomes a 20-year old woman]], who plans to [[ReallyGetsAround take Brazil by storm in the only way she knows how]].
* ''Emmanuelle 5 (1987)'': '''''Emmanuelle 5''''' (1987): Now a LegacyCharacter, Emmanuelle produces erotic arthouse films, and is torn between a wealthy dictator who is obsessed with her work and a young millionaire who seeks to take her away from her decadent lifestyle.
* ''Emmanuelle 6 (1988)'': '''''Emmanuelle 6''''' (1988): A {{Remake}} of the original film.
* ''Emmanuelle 7 (1993)'': '''''Emmanuelle 7''''' (1993): The final installment, which saw Kristel return to reprise the title role. An older and wiser Emmanuelle uses virtual-reality erotic simulations to aid her clients' love lives, and helps an old friend rekindle her relationship with a film executive.


* AdaptationalCurves: In the original book, Bee was slender, to the point that in the Crepax adaptation she's flat-chested. Marika Green, the actress who played her in the original movie, was not.
* AdaptationalSexuality: In the original book, Mario is bisexual with a strong preference for other men. In the film, he's portrayed as straight.



* CultSoundtrack: Pierre Bachelet's soundtrack to this film is probably the most well known soundtrack to an erotic film ever.

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* CultSoundtrack: Pierre Bachelet's soundtrack to this the original film is probably the most well known soundtrack to an erotic film ever.



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Emmanuelle and Ariane's sexual encounter on the squash court is pretty much rape, with Ariane as the aggressor, but is treated as if it's consensual.



* MileHighClub: In the first film, Emmanuelle has a sexual encounter with a man while on the flight to Bangkok.



* RichBitch: In the novel, film, and comic book series, there is Ariane de Saynes, a bossy French countess whose most notable actions in the original film are raping Emmanuelle and introducing her to Mario.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After seeing her former lover at a party in the opening scene of ''4'', Sylvia runs out the front door of a mansion flees through the streets.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After seeing her former lover at a party in the opening scene of ''4'', Sylvia runs out the front door of a mansion and flees through the streets.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some of the rip-offs of "Emmanuelle" spelled her name as "Emanuelle" to avoid law-suits for copyright infringement.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some of the rip-offs of "Emmanuelle" spelled her name as "Emanuelle" to avoid law-suits lawsuits for copyright infringement.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In ''Emmanuelle 2'', Anna Maria appears to be a stand-in for Marie-Ange from the original.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: It could be argued that Ariane really is a terrible friend to Emmanuelle, only encouraging her sexual adventures in order to increase the likelihood of Emmanuelle sleeping with her.


* ''Emmanuelle (1975)'': Emmanuelle returns to Thailand and meets her lover, Jean. After engaging in trysts with two women, Emmanuelle meets Mario, a self-proclaimed "artist" who teaches her how to unlock her sexuality and become liberated.

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* ''Emmanuelle (1975)'': Emmanuelle returns to Thailand and meets her lover, Jean. After engaging in trysts with two women, Emmanuelle meets Mario, a self-proclaimed "artist" who teaches her how to [[EternalSexualFreedom unlock her sexuality sexuality]] and become liberated.



* ''Emmanuelle 4 (1984)'': Fed up after another failed romance, a woman named [[TheDanza Sylvia]] [[TheOtherDarrin gets extensive plastic surgery]] [[ExcusePlot and becomes a 20-year old woman]], who plans to [[ReallyGetsAround take Brazil by storm in the only way she knows how]].

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* ''Emmanuelle 4 (1984)'': Fed up after another failed romance, a woman named [[TheDanza Sylvia]] Sylvia (Kristel) [[TheOtherDarrin gets extensive plastic surgery]] [[ExcusePlot and becomes a 20-year old woman]], who plans to [[ReallyGetsAround take Brazil by storm in the only way she knows how]].



* TheDanza: Kristel's character in ''4'' is also named Sylvia, after her actual first name.



* TheOtherDarrin: Mia Nygren takes over from Kristel in the fourth film. Afterwards, Emmanuelle herself becomes a LegacyCharacter.

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