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Just Jaeckin (1940 - )

Related: director - softcore - French cinema - erotic movies - erotica

Titles: Emmanuelle (1974) - Story of O (1975) - Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) - The Perils of Gwendoline (1984)

The Story of O (1975) - Just Jaeckin [Amazon.com]

A milestone of cinematic eroticism, The Story of O was an art house sensation in 1975, and it's still worthy of intelligent discussion. As with the controversial French novella by Pauline Réage, reactions to Just Jaeckin's sumptuous adaptation range from moral outrage to masturbatory indulgence, yet this remains one of the few sex films that stand the test of time (and a lot of academic study). --Jeff Shannon for Amazon.com


Just Jaeckin is a French film director. He was born on August 8th, 1940 (Vichy, Allier, France).

He debuted with Emmanuelle in 1974, starring Sylvia Kristel, setting the trend for a number of European softcore films.

He directed The Story of O in 1975 , starring Corinne Clery. The film met with far less acclaim than the book. It was banned in the United Kingdom by the British Board of Film Censors until February 2000.

Lady Chatterley's Lover was filmed in 1981. The film starred Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant and Nicholas Clay and portrayed the sexuality of the novel in a more graphic manner than could ever have been possible in earlier decades. The film attracted widespread publicity due to its explicit nature, but generally poor reviews and was only a moderate commercial success.

The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of the Yik-Yak (original title Gwendoline) was released in 1984. The film is loosely based on the bondage-themed comics of John Willie and on the figure of Gwendoline. François Schuiten worked as a graphic designer for the movie. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Jaeckin [Jul 2005]

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