The very first feature-length discussion and breakdown of the entire "Emmanuelle" phenomenon - the atmosphere in Europe that led to the production of the original and its subsequent impact across the continent and indeed the world.
Produced for the German Blu-Ray (Koch Films) set of "Emmanuelle 1 - 4" (2020 release) and premiered at the Derby Film Festival's "Paracinema Weekend" in England, Friday, May 8th, 2020. "The Emmanuelle Effect" is the first attempt to untangle the bizarre legacy of the many movie-mythologies that emerged following the huge success of the erotic blockbuster Emmanuelle in 1974, starring the timeless Sylvia Kristel. Leading to its own series of official sequels, as well as an Italian cluster of "Emanuelle" films (notice the spelling) starring the legendary Laura Gemser, this insightful expose guides viewers through one of most bizarre and long-lasting franchises of contemporary times. Features contributions from Emmanuelle director Just Jaeckin as well as performers Brinke Stevens ("Emmanuelle 4"), Lori Morrissey ("Emmanuelle in Space"), Scandinavian sex icon Christina Lindberg ("Maid in Sweden"), British sex film director Pete Walker ("Cool it Carol!") and such leading film historians as ...Written by