This is a list of films that are or have been at one time or another banned in the United States. In numerous films, including Pink Flamingos fell victim to a broad obscenity sting in Central Florida resulting in de facto bans within Orange County for most, if not all, of the films involved. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
Director Ken Russell's R-rated sci-fi thriller with impressive visual and sound effects was based upon a Paddy Chayefsky novel - it was also Chayefsky's final film. In the basement of a medical school Dr. Jessup floats naked in total dakness. The most terrifying experiment in the history of science is out of control It told about a late s professor searching for ultimate truth. His sensory deprivation and hallucinatory experiments eventually led to drastic consequences.
Museums are often misconstrued as dusty and lifeless — the least likely place to find something hot and steamy. Such astonishingly intimate works reveal a side to the ancient Near East that contrasts sharply with the modesty prevalent in the modern Middle East. Two clay plaques, small enough to hold in your palm, depict couples copulating in remarkable detail. Dating from the early second millennium BCE, the Old Babylonian period, they come from a year window when mass-produced terra cotta plaques were popular, including those that exhibit sexual acts. The first plaque shows a man penetrating a woman from behind, while standing.
North American sensibilities towards sex are often considered repressive—and even downright puritanical—as compared to those of Europe and South America. In the United States and Canada, this history of repression extends to the point where a frank and healthy discussion of consent and sexual exploration in our media is almost unheard of; after all, sex is not something to be spoken of in polite company. Thus, it becomes necessary to look beyond our borders to find art that will push our sensibilities into new places. Below is a list of films from all over the world that do not shy away from using sexuality and eroticism to examine or exploit our conceptions of the self. Generally, it is best to take historical dramas with a grain of salt.