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* ReferencedBy: Chapter 3 of the YuriGenre manga ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'' is a parody of the film, with Miyuki taking the place of Barbarella as she's forced to adventure through Sogo. This being a yuri manga, much of the focus is given to the Black Queen (she also scores an appearance in the first ''Creator/{{CLAMP}} in Wonderland'' video, though it's very blink-and-miss), though we also get to see gender-bent versions of Pygar and Durand Durand.
** And of course, Music/DuranDuran.

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Chapter 3 of the YuriGenre manga ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'' is a parody of the film, with Miyuki taking the place of Barbarella as she's forced to adventure through Sogo. This being a yuri manga, much of the focus is given to the Black Queen (she also scores an appearance in the first ''Creator/{{CLAMP}} in Wonderland'' video, though it's very blink-and-miss), though we also get to see gender-bent versions of Pygar and Durand Durand.
** And Music/DuranDuran is named after the villain of course, Music/DuranDuran.the film.
** The transgender singer of Teniwoha's "Villain" asks Dr, Durand to come to her.

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** And of course, Music/DuranDuran.


* DevelopmentHell: Back in 2008, Universal was planning to remake the film with Creator/RobertRodriguez as the director. Creator/RoseMcGowan was to take the role of Barbarella, but Universal freaked out over the high budget and they didn't think [=McGowan=] was right for the role. Rodriguez was not willing to make any changes, so he shopped the remake to other studios. Further problems came when his backers wanted Barbarella to be aimed for the German audience. Rodriguez didn't like that plan, so he finally gave up in May of 2009. Later, it was announced that Robert Luketic was to take over the director's chair, but production didn't really get off the ground. Now that the film's proposed producer, Dino De Laurentiis, has died, the remake now seems really unlikely despite rumors that Creator/AnneHathaway is attached to the remake.



* MissingEpisode: [[http://barbarella1968.blogspot.com/p/missing-footage.html See here]].



* TheOtherMarty: Dildano would've been played by Antonio Sabato, but his performance was deemed too serious, so he was replaced by David Hemmings.

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* TheOtherMarty: Dildano would've been played by David Hemmings replaced Italian actor Antonio Sabato, but his Sabato in the role of Dildano. Set photos exist of Sabato playing the famous "hand sex" scene with Creator/JaneFonda. Sabato's performance was deemed to be too serious, so serious and he was replaced replaced, in more comedic tone, by David Hemmings.Hemmings.
* PlayingAgainstType: Portraying Dr. Ping was famous French mime Marcel Marceau who was cast against type playing a very talky speaking part.



* StillbornFranchise: Whilst he was still alive, the film's co-writer-director Roger Vadim was interested in making a sequel with either Sherilyn Fenn or Creator/DrewBarrymore playing Barbarella, but this never came to pass. In January 1969, Creator/{{Paramount}} announced a sequel as part of their production slate, imaginatively entitled ''Barbarella Goes Down''.

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* StillbornFranchise: Whilst he was still alive, the film's co-writer-director Roger Vadim was interested in making a sequel with either Sherilyn Fenn or Creator/DrewBarrymore playing Barbarella, but this never came to pass. In January 1969, Creator/{{Paramount}} announced a sequel as part of their production slate, imaginatively entitled ''Barbarella Goes Down''.Down'', which would have seen Barbarella have undersea adventures. In 1990, Terry Southern said that he was contacted by de Laurentiis in 1990 to write a sequel "on the cheap...but with plenty of action and plenty of sex," and possibly starring Fonda's daughter.


* FanNickname: It's common to hear the Excessive Machine referred to as the "[[Film/{{Sleeper}} Orgasmatron]]".

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It's common to hear the Excessive Machine referred to as the "[[Film/{{Sleeper}} Orgasmatron]]".



* RoleReprisal: Miles O'Shea plays Durand Durand in ''Duran Duran's'' movie, ''Arena'', where he arrives on Earth, furious that the band have stolen his name.
* StillbornFranchise: Whilst he was still alive, the film's co-writer-director Roger Vadim was interested in making a sequel with either Sherilyn Fenn or Creator/DrewBarrymore playing Barbarella, but this never came to pass.
** In January 1969, Creator/{{Paramount}} announced a sequel as part of their production slate, imaginatively entitled ''Barbarella Goes Down''.

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* RoleReprisal: RoleReprise: Miles O'Shea plays Durand Durand in ''Duran Duran's'' movie, ''Arena'', where he arrives on Earth, furious that the band have stolen his name.
* StillbornFranchise: Whilst he was still alive, the film's co-writer-director Roger Vadim was interested in making a sequel with either Sherilyn Fenn or Creator/DrewBarrymore playing Barbarella, but this never came to pass.
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pass. In January 1969, Creator/{{Paramount}} announced a sequel as part of their production slate, imaginatively entitled ''Barbarella Goes Down''.

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* RoleReprisal: Miles O'Shea plays Durand Durand in ''Duran Duran's'' movie, ''Arena'', where he arrives on Earth, furious that the band have stolen his name.


* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: For the scene involving Barbarella being attacked by humming birds, wrens and lovebirds were used as it was illegal to ship hummingbirds overseas. The birds were not behaving as Roger Vadim had expected, which led to him employing a large fan to blow them at Creator/JaneFonda, who had birdseed in her costume. Creator/RogerRoger Ebert, after visiting the set, wrote that the fan led to birds "losing control over natural body functions, so it was all a little messy". Ebert concluded that "After two weeks of this, [Fonda] got a fever and was hospitalized. I can't reveal here how they finally did the scene".

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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: For the scene involving Barbarella being attacked by humming birds, wrens and lovebirds were used as it was illegal to ship hummingbirds overseas. The birds were not behaving as Roger Vadim had expected, which led to him employing a large fan to blow them at Creator/JaneFonda, who had birdseed in her costume. Creator/RogerRoger Ebert, Creator/RogerEbert, after visiting the set, wrote that the fan led to birds "losing control over natural body functions, so it was all a little messy". Ebert concluded that "After two weeks of this, [Fonda] got a fever and was hospitalized. I can't reveal here how they finally did the scene".


* CutSong: Jackie Lee worked on the original soundtrack, written by Michel Magne, but her songs were removed before release.



* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: For the scene involving Barbarella being attacked by humming birds, wrens and lovebirds were used as it was illegal to ship hummingbirds overseas. The birds were not behaving as Roger Vadim had expected, which led to him employing a large fan to blow them at Creator/JaneFonda, who had birdseed in her costume. Creator/RogerRoger Ebert, after visiting the set, wrote that the fan led to birds "losing control over natural body functions, so it was all a little messy". Ebert concluded that "After two weeks of this, [Fonda] got a fever and was hospitalized. I can't reveal here how they finally did the scene".



* StillbornFranchise: Whilst he was still alive, the film's co-writer-director Roger Vadim was interested in making a sequel with either Sherilyn Fenn or Creator/DrewBarrymore playing Barbarella, but this never came to pass.
** In January 1969, Creator/{{Paramount}} announced a sequel as part of their production slate, imaginatively entitled ''Barbarella Goes Down''.



** Creator/SophiaLoren turned down the title role.

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** Creator/BrigitteBardot, Creator/SophiaLoren and Creator/RaquelWelch turned down the title role.


* MultipleLanguagesSameVoiceActor: Creator/JaneFonda dubbed herself in the French version.



** Creator/IanMcKellen flew to Rome to audition for a part. Although he didn't get it, he told Empire magazine that Creator/JaneFonda cooked him breakfast while he was waiting to do his read through.

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** Creator/IanMcKellen flew to Rome to audition for a part. Although he didn't get it, he told Empire magazine that Creator/JaneFonda cooked him breakfast while he was waiting to do his read through.through.
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* FanNickname: It's common to hear the Excessive Machine referred to as the "[[Film/{{Sleeper}} Orgasmatron]]".
** Due to the band naming themselves after him, Durand Durand is often accidentally called ''Music/DuranDuran''.


* ReferencedBy: Chapter 3 of the YuriGenre manga ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'' is a parody of the film, with Miyuki taking the place of Barbarella as she's forced to adventure through Sogo. This being a yuri manga, much of the focus is given to the Black Queen, though we also get to see gender-bent versions of Pygar and Durand Durand.

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* ReferencedBy: Chapter 3 of the YuriGenre manga ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'' is a parody of the film, with Miyuki taking the place of Barbarella as she's forced to adventure through Sogo. This being a yuri manga, much of the focus is given to the Black Queen, Queen (she also scores an appearance in the first ''Creator/{{CLAMP}} in Wonderland'' video, though it's very blink-and-miss), though we also get to see gender-bent versions of Pygar and Durand Durand.

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* ReferencedBy: Chapter 3 of the YuriGenre manga ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'' is a parody of the film, with Miyuki taking the place of Barbarella as she's forced to adventure through Sogo. This being a yuri manga, much of the focus is given to the Black Queen, though we also get to see gender-bent versions of Pygar and Durand Durand.


* TheOtherMarty: Dildano would've been played by Antonio Sabato, but his performance was deemed too serious, so he was replaced by David Hemmings.

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* TheOtherMarty: Dildano would've been played by Antonio Sabato, but his performance was deemed too serious, so he was replaced by David Hemmings.Hemmings.
* RealLifeRelative: Creator/JaneFonda and Roger Vadim were married when the movie was made and first released.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/SophiaLoren turned down the title role.
** Creator/IanMcKellen flew to Rome to audition for a part. Although he didn't get it, he told Empire magazine that Creator/JaneFonda cooked him breakfast while he was waiting to do his read through.

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* DeletedScene: The love scene between Barbarella and the Black Queen. It was rumored to be in European versions of the movie, but it's not true. The still photos of it indicate that the scene would've taken place near the end of the movie when they are inside the Mathmos.
* TheOtherMarty: Dildano would've been played by Antonio Sabato, but his performance was deemed too serious, so he was replaced by David Hemmings.

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