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The book and film series:

  • Awesome Music: The original film trilogy had classic soundtracks by the likes of Pierre Bachelet, Francis Lai, and Serge Gainsbourg.
  • Fair for Its Day: The old films have not aged well and are subject to a lot of Values Dissonance, but they were some of the first major motion pictures to feature a woman who was more or less firmly in control of her sexuality.
  • Sequelitis: The film series has a bad case of this, with dozens of loosely-connected sequels and a whole separate franchise of knock-offs.
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  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The Guido Crepax adaptation often veers into this territory due to his surrealist visuals. Special mention goes to his depiction of Emmanuelle's rape at the hands of Arianne, which cuts away to a scene where a gazelle is run down by a cheetah.


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