SYLVIA KRISTEL R.I.P. ROMP IN PERPETUITY!
October 18, 2012
ON THE DAY THAT MY BEAUTIFUL FIANCE FROM THE U.K. CAME TO VISIT ME, SOFT PORN STAR SYLVIA KRISTEL “EMMANUELLE”, MOVED IN NEXT DOOR (WHAT A DILEMMA!)
Here’s the interview that “Emmanuelle” star Sylvia Kristel, who has died aged 60, bared her soul to Mick Brown in 2007 for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH…
Sylvia Kristel has died at the age of 60. She starred in a series of notorious 1970s soft-porn films beginning with Emmanuelle (1974). Mick Brown met her in 2007 – and here is his moving interview:
“You’re much better off as a love goddess to die around the age of 40.’ Sylvia Kristel tugs abstractedly at the silk scarf tied around her neck and gives a wry smile. ‘You save yourself a lot of trouble.’
As love goddesses go, Kristel was once at the very summit. By her account, some 650 million people have watched her gambol naked, simulate oral sex and fake orgasm in the film Emmanuelle – ‘that includes video’.
Writing of herself as a young and aspiring actress in her autobiography,Undressing Emmanuelle, she notes that ‘I wanted a seminal film – a springboard that would make me a worldwide name and fling wide the door to the movies and the life of my dreams.’ But quite how seminal Emmanuelle would prove to be even she could not have imagined.
Made in 1974, it was the film that supposedly made eroticism respectable – or at least a global commodity. The story of the bored wife of a diplomat tasting the fruits of sexual pleasure in the exotic paradise of Thailand (it is hard to avoid this sort of language when discussing Emmanuelle), it brought soft-core sex into the cinematic mainstream. A succès d’estime around the world, it ran in one cinema on the Champs-Elysées for nine years – a sort of French Mousetrap.
‘It became like a monument in Paris,’ Kristel says. ‘The Japanese were stuffed in the bus and then they were taken to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Emmanuelle. In France, the feminists complained that Emmanuelle was a femme objet – an object of male fantasies. But the Japanese feminists were rather delighted with the film because they thought Emmanuelle was dominant, just because of this one scene where she climbs on top of her husband. That was the moment when all the Japanese women stood up and applauded.’
FOR THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW BY MICK BROWN CLICK ONTO… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/starsandstories/9617574/Sylvia-Kristel-interview.html
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