Thursday, January 19, 2006

Well, that makes sense...

According to Weekly Variety (Jan 9th issue), production company Alain Siritsky Productions is planning to revive the never long moribund Emmanuelle soft-core porn francise. There have been so many unrelated rip-offs of the original series (including most notably the Laura Gemser films, which dodged copyright issues by simply dropping an 'm' to feaure the adventures of Emanuelle), which starred the delectible Sylvia Krystel, that I'm a little surprised somebody hasn't done a book on the subject.

The original movie was, I think, based on a novel, and featured the sexual awakening of a French expatriot living in Bangkok, or some such. The most remembered scene in the movie, which Gene Siskel once showed (the beginning of) on a Sneaks Previews "guilty pleasures" program, featured Emmanuelle having sex with a guy during a commercial plane flight.

Anyhoo, here's the part of the story that drew my attention: "In this updated telling, Emmanuelle is part of an alien plot against Earth uncovered by a satellite firm; intrigue is set in Buenos Aires tango bars and Patagonia."

That word, 'update.' I do not think it means what you think it means.

The stars of the new movie will be found via "a talent contest a al American Idol"-like search, with folks auditioning their skills at such activities as performing phone sex and fake climaxes.


At 8:09 AM, Blogger thanoseid said...

And the auditions will be a bonus feature on the DVD!

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Jessica R. said...

Okay alien plot? Looks like someone as seen Kristel in the undescribable Spermula.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Zack Handlen said...

Actually, the series of Emmanuelle films starring Krista Allen had had the titular (heh) character as an alien discovering the ways of love amongst the mouth breathers.

Huh. Come to think of it, seems like a lot of these soft-core porn flicks deal with female aliens (who have the same external biological equipment as human females, along with improbable breasts) coming to our planet to learn the ways of etc. I'm not sure I buy that Earth would the Ultimate Pleasure Planet, although we may be one of the few that excepts silicon as a "reasonable enhancement of nature's gifts."

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

Well, even given that, obviously then the alien Emannuelle is not the same as the expatriot-in-Bangkok Emmanuelle, and thus pretending this is a follow-up to the original film is a bit deceptive.

Not that that isn't B-movies at their finest.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger baby copernicus said...

Kari Wuhrer has my vote!

At 2:32 PM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

There was a whole box set of DVDs called "Emmanuel in Space" which is what I think Zack is referring to.


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