Sex or talent?
Woman 1: Sylvia Kristal objectified men’s sexual fantasy after Emmanuelle’s instant global success. Emmanuelle was portrayed as an innocent learner of sex. Enroute to Thailand to join her diplomat husband, coup de foudre (love at first sight) with a stranger in the aircraft resulted in love-making in business class, perhaps a first such instance on film. This film may possibly be the first to indicate Thailand to Westerners as a sex adventure destination. Over 600 million spectators worldwide went gaga over Emmanuelle, a role that trapped her forever. She couldn’t escape being defined as a sex icon in all her 50 films. She was paid just $6000 for Emmanuelle, a film that grossed $650 million. Banned in whole or parts in several countries, Emmanuelle became the biggest Japanese tourist attraction after Eiffel Tower. Japanese women, as per a blog post, would stand up and applaud in surprise
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