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#15- Barbarella

Directed by Roger Vadim

The Comic:

What many people don’t realize is that Barbarella is a French science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest for serialisation in the French magazine V-Magazine in spring 1962. In 1964 Eric Losfeld later published these strips as a stand-alone book, under the title Barbarella. The stand-alone version caused a scandal and became known as the first “adult” comic-book, despite its eroticism being slight. The original comic book version of Barbarella was modelled on Brigitte Bardot. Interesting enough the actress was once married to the director of the 1968 film, Roger Vadim. Barbarella is also mentioned in Serge Gainsbourg’s song “Qui est In Qui est Out”. Bardot at one point in her life also had a romantic relationship with the French singer.

The Movie:

A kitsch cult classic about a 41st-century female astronaut on a mission to find Duran Duran, a scientist who »

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