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.
For some markets outside Italy, a "hardcore" version was released. The "hard" print contained a brief sequence of shots of explicit penetration during the scene in which Emanuelle and Gianni first make love. These shots were performed by doubles, not by Angelo Infanti and Laura Gemser, neither of which were informed of this addition at the time. One extra shot was also included during the tribal dance scene of many tribesmen running their hands over Emanuelle's body as she lies on the ground. See more
Followed by Emanuelle in America
An Impossible Love
Written by Don Powell
Performed by Don Powell See more