In her first onscreen adventure, journalist/photographer Mae Jordan (known to her readers as "Emanuelle") travels to Africa on assignment. Questions of her own racial and sexual identity come to a head as she observes the troubled marriage of her hosts, Ann and Gianni Danieli. Matters are complicated further when Emanuelle finds herself in affairs with both of them, after which she flees Africa, only to be persued by Gianni, who had earlier rejected her and ridiculed her advances.
Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>
No one is ever the same after Black Emanuelle.
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Did You Know?
On original advertising art as well as on original prints of the film, Laura Gemser
is credited simply as "Emanuelle," rather than by her own name. See more
There are obvious body doubles during the hardcore scenes. See more
[Gianni tries to kiss Emanuelle, but she stops him
Isn't there anything to drink? You Italians don't beat around the bush - normally, when a man invites a girl over, he offers her a drink, and... then, they talk a bit, and then they make love.
[he gets up, but Emanuelle pulls him back to the bed
Idiot, it's you I want to drink.
UK cinema and 1987 video versions were cut by 1 min 28 secs by the BBFC and the 1995 Lumiere video featured the same cut version but lost a further 30 secs due to additional shots being visible in the widescreen print. For the 2008 Optimum DVD the full hardcore print was submitted but the distributors chose an 18 certificate, leading to 6 shots of graphic sex (totalling 1 min 39 secs) being removed by the BBFC. See more
Followed by Emanuelle in America
Written by Nico Fidenco
Performed by Bulldog See more