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2012-10-18 11:45:41 AM  

zappaisfrank: trippycrazy12: zappaisfrank: puckrock2000: 1981′s Private Lessons, a film that itself was controversial for its time given its sexual themes.

Adult woman seduces underage boy - that film would never get greenlit today.

/"Pretty Baby" was released only 3 years earlier
//and they say we've become less sexually repressed in recent years

There was another one called "My Tutor" which had almost the exact same plot line. You are correct, though..in today's uptight times, those films never would have even made it to the consideration stage.

Not sure if "My Tutor" counts since the character looks like he's 17-18.

At least "Private Lessons" had a subplot. All "My Tutor" really had going for it were Caren Kaye's hooters.


Them and Crispin Glover and his famous line
 
2012-10-18 11:48:24 AM  

zappaisfrank: trippycrazy12: zappaisfrank: puckrock2000: 1981′s Private Lessons, a film that itself was controversial for its time given its sexual themes.

Adult woman seduces underage boy - that film would never get greenlit today.

/"Pretty Baby" was released only 3 years earlier
//and they say we've become less sexually repressed in recent years

There was another one called "My Tutor" which had almost the exact same plot line. You are correct, though..in today's uptight times, those films never would have even made it to the consideration stage.

Not sure if "My Tutor" counts since the character looks like he's 17-18.

At least "Private Lessons" had a subplot. All "My Tutor" really had going for it were Caren Kaye's hooters.


Didn't the kid in 'My Tutor' grow up to be Mr. Olivia Newton-John?

Anyone remember 'H.O.T.S.'...another Skinemax staple from the 80s?
 
2012-10-18 11:49:06 AM  

zappaisfrank: All "My Tutor" really had going for it were Caren Kaye's hooters.


That wasn't enough?
 
2012-10-18 11:50:13 AM  

TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel


Thanks.
 
2012-10-18 11:50:39 AM  

Debeo Summa Credo: exparrot: EngineerBoy: gunga galunga: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

OK, anybody mind splainin' this to us tards what don't get it?

That's what a scrambled premium channel used to look like in the days before digital boxes, meaning if your cable company offered a naughty channel, you could tune your TV to that channel and see the scrambled version, which had skewed video (as seen in this pic) and full sound. So, you could hear the action, and catch glimpses of the general goings-on if you tilted your head and squinted.

Our tv had a 'fine tune' knob, and if you turned it jussst soooooo you had a jittery but totally viewable screen.
Of course, you had to constantly keep twiddling the knob.

/on the TV, of course.

I used to have to race to get one off because if I stared at the scrambled screen too long I'd get a painful headache behind my eyes.


My parents had one of the old slide-selector cable boxes that you had to click the little arrow pointer from channel to channel. If you got it just right between 13 & 14, you could get an almost perfectly clear picture and sound for Cinemax. But a squrriel fart in the next county would bump it off tap dead center enough to suddenly be watching Mexican TV test-patterns. I would have to get off the couch, pull up my shorts, and go adjust it again.

I blame my early sexual encounters with actual partners setting land-speed records on being trained to rub oe out fast enough not to have to finish to mariachi music.
 
2012-10-18 11:50:47 AM  

GypsyJoker: zappaisfrank: All "My Tutor" really had going for it were Caren Kaye's hooters.

That wasn't enough?


media.screened.com

Works for me!
 
2012-10-18 11:52:25 AM  
I'll do a ghost shot in her honor.

/Gotta work on the first five first though
 
2012-10-18 11:53:57 AM  

chi_tino: Thrakkerzog: Did we all have the same youth?

No. I had a little dial on the analog tuner which could fine-tune the channel. With this, I could get a fairly clear B&W picture with sound.

NOW you tell me!


Our cable boxes could be jimmied with a 3x5 card. GOOD TIMES
 
2012-10-18 11:58:30 AM  

Texian: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

I'm wondering how many young Farkers (besides gunga galunga) will just not get that awesome joke?


I'm 41. The reason why I didn't get the joke is because my Skinemax wasn't scrambled.

Advantage....me!
 
2012-10-18 12:00:12 PM  

Earguy: chi_tino: Thrakkerzog: Did we all have the same youth?

No. I had a little dial on the analog tuner which could fine-tune the channel. With this, I could get a fairly clear B&W picture with sound.

NOW you tell me!

Our cable boxes could be jimmied with a 3x5 card. GOOD TIMES


I always heard that but never got it to work. :(
 
2012-10-18 12:04:09 PM  

TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel


LOL

+1
 
2012-10-18 12:05:18 PM  

gunga galunga: Texian: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

I'm wondering how many young Farkers (besides gunga galunga) will just not get that awesome joke?

I'm 41. The reason why I didn't get the joke is because my Skinemax wasn't scrambled.

Advantage....me!


37, and my apologies for assuming you were on the younger side of the "watching scrambled softcore porn because our parents wouldn't pay for premium cable" window of opportunity.
 
2012-10-18 12:05:31 PM  

TheraTx: Earguy: chi_tino: Thrakkerzog: Did we all have the same youth?

No. I had a little dial on the analog tuner which could fine-tune the channel. With this, I could get a fairly clear B&W picture with sound.

NOW you tell me!

Our cable boxes could be jimmied with a 3x5 card. GOOD TIMES

I always heard that but never got it to work. :(



TV party at our apartment every night. I'm not kidding. College was HBO etc. All the time, with a little card hanging out of the box.
 
2012-10-18 12:08:05 PM  

rotorschnee: I know Alex Cox did a documentary on Emmanuelle, and mentions it on his website, but the link to buy it is "off", so I don't think it is available. I would love to see it!



I have this. I'm sure they'll broadcast it again now.
 
2012-10-18 12:08:26 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-18 12:09:02 PM  
EARGUY!

Why haven't you started posting boobs yet? Is this not an appropriate thread to do so?

/please?
 
2012-10-18 12:12:43 PM  

mainstreet62: EARGUY!

Why haven't you started posting boobs yet? Is this not an appropriate thread to do so?

/please?


Working, posting from phone. Binder full of women at home.
 
2012-10-18 12:12:48 PM  

Texian: gunga galunga: Texian: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

I'm wondering how many young Farkers (besides gunga galunga) will just not get that awesome joke?

I'm 41. The reason why I didn't get the joke is because my Skinemax wasn't scrambled.

Advantage....me!

37, and my apologies for assuming you were on the younger side of the "watching scrambled softcore porn because our parents wouldn't pay for premium cable" window of opportunity.


No apologies necessary. When did they start scrambling those channels?
 
2012-10-18 12:21:17 PM  

TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel


HA!

Always was more of a fan of the Laura Gemser Black Emanuelle movies. That picture is pretty much how I first discovered them. Thankfully, Mom and Dad stopped being cheap and signed up for Cinemax right when puberty was really ramping up.
 
2012-10-18 12:34:01 PM  
Much of my seed was spilled in her honor during the 1980s skinemax

sorry if repost

NSFW arty


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-18 12:35:23 PM  
I'm not dead!

/Birth name is Emmanuel
 
2012-10-18 12:37:13 PM  
I'll be back later tonight

/with the lights low
 
2012-10-18 12:42:06 PM  

zappaisfrank: GypsyJoker: zappaisfrank: All "My Tutor" really had going for it were Caren Kaye's hooters.

That wasn't enough?

[media.screened.com image 850x637]

Works for me!


Those are real tittays. The kids aren't used to those. I think they call those flapjacks now?
 
2012-10-18 12:48:54 PM  
 
2012-10-18 12:57:31 PM  
A tip for time travelers: Some of the early VCRs had to be manually adjusted. Each channel button had it's own tuner, and it took a steady hand, and patience to turn the tiny, tiny dial to set the channel right. If you had cable, it took longer to do it if you had a huge selection. But, you could get the "In-Between" settings mentioned above a lot easier. Not a complete unscramble, but a hell of a lot better than fiddling with just the cable box. I even watched a couple WWF Pay-Per-Views like that back in the day.
 
2012-10-18 01:00:10 PM  
i2.photobucket.com


i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-18 01:02:54 PM  
The X-rated softcore movie, directed by Just Jaeckin...

Most of the viewers were just jackin' too.
 
2012-10-18 01:04:37 PM  
I was always partial to Fanny Hill, but Emmanuel was always good too.

I also like the idea that scrambled porn is partially responsible for how weird I am. Having to go to such lengths to see a grainy nipple must have shown some sort of neurosis.
 
2012-10-18 01:19:19 PM  

steve_lou: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

Wow, the RIP meme used in the best way I've ever seen. I laughed painfully hard at that.

Those movies on Cinemax, man, I had never seen anything like that before - and it was right around when puberty hit. They showed the old ones with Sylvia and the newer ones that were less dirty. You can't describe what the excitement was like to modern kids because of the rainbow parties and internet porn.

Don't you die too, Shannon Tweed!
everything i love always dies


Nothing like watching one of those "cop investigates the serial killer that attacks strippers/hookers" movies and knowing that if there was nudity/sex in the first 10 minutes, there wasn't going to be any more.

I loved the Onion Headline "nations teenage boys demand more specific ratings" - nothing like seeing "adult themes" in the TV guide, only for there to be 90 sexless minutes.
 
2012-10-18 01:31:54 PM  
I remember watching Emmanuel back in the day.
PlayboyTV would air them with

upload.wikimedia.org
Electric Blue

and Playboy HotRocks
 
2012-10-18 01:47:57 PM  
Growing up as a teenager in Quebec in the early '80s, we had the joy of watching Bleu Nuit on regular tv, unscrambled, no cable or box required. All the European soft porn you can imagine.

Saturday nights, 11:30pm, you had the option of watching SNL or jackoff material. I would just flip back and forth between commercials.

Seeing as how some of you are experts, does anyone remember a film called "Les filles de Madame Claude"? I think Murray Head, the singer, was in it.
 
2012-10-18 02:02:40 PM  

steve_lou: Don't you die too, Shannon Tweed!


Four words: Hot Dog: The Movie.

/Of course, I preferred Sunny side up...and Sunny side down...and Sunny side all the way around!
 
2012-10-18 02:09:18 PM  
Well, she's getting cumbaths from the angels now.

R.I.P.
 
2012-10-18 02:10:41 PM  

one0nine: EngineerBoy: gunga galunga: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

OK, anybody mind splainin' this to us tards what don't get it?

That's what a scrambled premium channel used to look like in the days before digital boxes, meaning if your cable company offered a naughty channel, you could tune your TV to that channel and see the scrambled version, which had skewed video (as seen in this pic) and full sound. So, you could hear the action, and catch glimpses of the general goings-on if you tilted your head and squinted.

And if you messed around with the dial on your cable box just right and found that "sweet spot" between the channel clicks, every once in a while God would reward you with a glimpse of grainy, green titties in action.

/They didn't call it "Skinemax" for nothin'...
//1980s kid
///lawn, off, etc


Bingo. Between the channel clicks, then a tweek or two of the "fine tune" dial and you'd get random interludes of nudity lasting all of 1.5 seconds before scrambling into wavy rainbows again. The alternation between anticipation and disappointment over the tv screen clarity only added to the, ahem, kitten killing.
 
2012-10-18 02:10:43 PM  
Did she finally die of embarrassment from making "Dracula's Widow"?

I keed....R.I.P. softcore actress lady.

/Finally saw private lessons a few years ago.
//Made me feel like I was in junior high again.
 
2012-10-18 02:11:15 PM  
I'm having a sad fap
 
2012-10-18 02:20:40 PM  

TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel


LOL good times.
 
2012-10-18 02:33:39 PM  

markie_farkie: I'm conflicted..

Would it be in poor taste to fap to this, or would it be a fitting tribute?


I think it calls for a 21-batch salute.
 
2012-10-18 02:39:20 PM  

PainInTheASP: steve_lou: Don't you die too, Shannon Tweed!

Four words: Hot Dog: The Movie.

/Of course, I preferred Sunny side up...and Sunny side down...and Sunny side all the way around!


I'd kick ass-blast 'er... if you get my drift.
 
2012-10-18 02:46:24 PM  
This may have been my favorite thread so far this year. I kept getting ready to post, and then another Farker would beat me to the same comment. Times like this I love Fark. And let me jump on the TheraTx comment was full of win bandwagon, as it was genius.

/RIP Cinemax Friday After Dark queen
 
2012-10-18 02:50:17 PM  
Caught Emmanuelle on Netflix streaming awhile back, hadn't seen it since puberty sneaking into the kitchen to watch on skinemax (while my dad watched in in living room lol)
 
2012-10-18 02:56:58 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: gunga galunga: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

OK, anybody mind splainin' this to us tards what don't get it?

First, I think there's a lot of lawns you want to get off.


I had to ask because I was watching Skinemax before they added that scramble system to cable boxes.

My lawn can kick your lawn's ass.

R.A.Danny: Back in the day, we didn't have this fancy cable telivision with 43 channels of HBO, Cinemax, and AMC, we had crapass stuff like ONTV.
This consisted of a shoebox sized settop box with a single knob. You would tune (analog, mind you) to channel three or four, depending on your service, and - oops, unplug the Telstar Ranger because there was only one input on your television, and hook up your "cable" and stand at the TV and turn it's channels until you saw something you liked. If you changed your mind about the show you would have to call your kids over to change the channel again. There were subscriptions available for late night viewing, and if you didn't subscribe, it came in scrambled. We're not talking about 256 bit encryption now, we're talking they would run the picture 50% to the right and make the lines wiggly. This is what we learned how to masturbate to. This is why we're a mess.


Funny. But as I keep saying...
 
2012-10-18 02:58:48 PM  

gunga galunga: Funny. But as I keep saying...


Need we type slower?

:)
 
2012-10-18 03:13:59 PM  

TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel


Hey! NSFW!
 
2012-10-18 03:15:27 PM  

R.A.Danny: gunga galunga: Funny. But as I keep saying...

Need we type slower?

:)


And use bigger fonts! Dem peepers ain't as sharp as they used to be.
 
2012-10-18 03:29:16 PM  
RIP Emmanuelle 
 

www.plunderguide.com
 
2012-10-18 03:33:15 PM  
www.afterelton.com

RIP Billy Crystal
 
2012-10-18 03:40:23 PM  
French Postcards
Gwendolyn

Also: Props to rillettes for mentioning Bleu Nuit.
Also also: Stop with the wanking stories, you dwankies.
 
2012-10-18 03:44:25 PM  

gunga galunga: Texian: gunga galunga: Texian: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

I'm wondering how many young Farkers (besides gunga galunga) will just not get that awesome joke?

I'm 41. The reason why I didn't get the joke is because my Skinemax wasn't scrambled.

Advantage....me!

37, and my apologies for assuming you were on the younger side of the "watching scrambled softcore porn because our parents wouldn't pay for premium cable" window of opportunity.

No apologies necessary. When did they start scrambling those channels?


Best as I can remember, about '82. But I really didn't hit puberty till about '85. It was an interesting time to stay up late in the den between scrambled Cinemax & Playboy Channel, and late-night MTV videos (yay hair bands and Prince's harem of hotties).
 
2012-10-18 03:47:49 PM  

cman: EngineerBoy: gunga galunga: TheraTx: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

R.I.P. Emmanuel

OK, anybody mind splainin' this to us tards what don't get it?

That's what a scrambled premium channel used to look like in the days before digital boxes, meaning if your cable company offered a naughty channel, you could tune your TV to that channel and see the scrambled version, which had skewed video (as seen in this pic) and full sound. So, you could hear the action, and catch glimpses of the general goings-on if you tilted your head and squinted.

I was in the end-era of that age. I was born in 83. By the time I was a teenager cable companies were still using those scramblers. By the time I ended high school in 2002, I dont think cable companies used it anymore (at least in my state)


Same here. I remember switching the coax cable from the cable box to the back of the TV to watch scrambled porn (and on a number of occasions forgetting to undo said handywork, leading confusion when someone would use the TV next and me trying to act like I hadn't done while fixing it...). One night, it stopped working, and that was the end of that.
 
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