The Most Ridiculous Softcore Films

Head to Brooklyn’s Nitehawk at midnight tonight for a screening of the 1974 French softcore classic Emmanuelle, about a curious woman who embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery. “This soft-core porn is fairly faithful to the novel Emmanuelle on which it’s based and it rides the wave of the rise of hardcore pornography and erotic films like Last Tango in Paris that were popular amongst mainstream audiences in the early 1970s,” writes the cinema house about Just Jaeckin’s debut film. Perhaps the most notable thing about Emmanuelle is the absurd number of sequels with ludicrous storylines that it spawned, which found the horny heroine venturing to space and beyond. In the spirit of softcore silliness, we highlight ten eye roll-worthy films that feature plenty of skin, camp, and WTF-ness.