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Best Erotica Drama Films

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The Best Erotica Drama Films.

A type of drama with an emphasis on eroticism and where a sexual relationship plays an important role in the plot. Often these frank films contain elements of graphic nudity, sexual intercourse, and fetishism, yet these acts rarely are portrayed gratuitously or for simple voyeuristic pleasure. Often, the attention is drawn to issues of pleasure, companionship, and emotional and physical necessity. Unlike exploitation or porn flicks, erotic dramas offer more elaborate dramatic structure, deeper psychological character motivations and display a higher artistic level; some of them have become acknowledged classics. Unfortunately, Hollywood's traditional reluctance in dealing with overtly sexual and erotic topics in a serious manner (studios prefer to link sex with violence, exemplified by the erotic thriller, or with humor in the teen sex comedy) have given this subgenre a predominantly international flavor since the mid-'60s. A few notable examples include Last Tango in Paris, In the Realm of the Senses, Betty Blue, Henry and June, Crash, The Lover, Lovers, The Hairdresser's Husband, Breaking the Waves, The Piano, Matador, and The Pillow Book. Domestically, the abandonment of the Hayes Code in the late ‘60s offered American filmmakers chances to maturely explore eroticism for the first time. Disappointingly, between Hollywood's squeamishness, the underground's ‘70s sexploitation movement and the ‘80s post-AIDS age of abstinence, little of interest was made. However, the rise of the American independents in the late-'80s and ‘90s finally produced filmmakers willing to address eroticism without shyness, leading to domestic starting points like Blue Velvet, sex, lies and videotape and Female Perversions.
Sex, you know, is a great mystery. Activity intimately connected with the instincts of reproduction and the fear of death, the practice is one of those experiences that we all had more or less successful. And while some people do not care, many other sex seems one of the few truly inexhaustible themes of this world. It might not have to lead to sex as far into the barren paths of the theory but rather leave it in the territories of their delicious warm praxis
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Bad Timing (1980)
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The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt... (123 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Exotica (1994)
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The 'Exotica' is a nightclub on the outskirts of Toronto, where Eric, DJ and MC, watches nightly as his ex-girlfriend Christina performs... (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant... (104 mins.)
The Blue Angel (1930)
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An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (124 mins.)
Ekstase (1933)
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion... (82 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
Un chant d'amour (1950 Short Film)
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Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication. (26 mins.)
Director: Jean Genet
Juvenile Jungle (1956)
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Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for. (86 mins.)
Director: Kô Nakahira
Et Dieu... créa la femme (1956)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other. (95 mins.)
Director: R. Vadim
Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)
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Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both... (106 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
The Silence (1963)
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"The Silence" is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
The Pornographers (1966)
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Mr. Ogata lives a complicated life: he is a pornographer making two skin flicks per day and trying to... (128 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
Blue Velvet (1986)
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The gruesome discovery of a severed human ear he found in a field leads a young man on a dark and dangerous journey into a dark and sinister underworld that exists in his hometown. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
Director: David Cronenberg
The Lover (1992)
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
The Piano (1993)
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A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
Kids (1995)
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An amoral, HIV-positive skateboarder sets out to deflower as many virgins as possible while a local girl who contracted his disease tries to save his next target from her same fate. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
Crash (1996)
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After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. (100 mins.)
Director: David Cronenberg
A Summer Dress (1996 Short Film)
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It's summer. Sébastien loves the singer Sheila. Lucia loves boys. And all Luc wants is to get a nice tan... (15 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Irreversible (2002)
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Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. (97 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
Secretary (2002)
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A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. (104 mins.)
Director: Steven Shainberg
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The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
Enter the Void (2009)
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An American drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal gone bad. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
Shame (2011)
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In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
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Fernande (1910–1917) French postcard by Jean Agélou.
Painting by Édouard-Henri Avril.
Erotica (from the Greek ἔρως, eros "desire") is any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter. All forms of art may depict erotic content, including painting, sculpture, photography, drama, film, music or literature. Erotica has high-art aspirations, differentiating it from commercial pornography.[1]
Curiosa is erotica and pornography as discrete, collectible items, usually in published or printed form.

Erotica and pornography

The Naked Maja (c. 1800–1803) by Francisco de Goya.
Distinction is often made between erotica and pornography (as well as the lesser known genre of sexual entertainment, ribaldry), although some viewers may not distinguish between them. Pornography's objective is the graphic depiction of sexually explicit scenes so as to arouse a quick, intense reaction.[2] Additionally, pornography is often described as exploitative or degrading.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ "Pornography". Encarta. Archived from the original on October 31, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Erotica Is Not Pornography". William J. Gehrke. The Tech. December 10, 1996.
  3. ^ "Don't confuse erotica with porn". Jug Suraiya. The Times of India. August 15, 2004.

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