Sexploitation Films for Female Audiences

We’ve been talking about the female gaze again this week — a conversation sparked by the premiere of the beefcake-savvy Magic Mike XXL, which opened in theaters this weekend. Critics are applauding the movie, praising the new sexploitation classic for its sex positivity and focus on women of all shapes, sizes, and colors. If you find yourself feeling starved for cinema that offers more to women than the usual male-centric fare, try these sexploitation films — and a few that blur genres.