Midsummer of Sex: Airing Emmanuelle on Finnish Television

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Abstract

Distributing sexual content has historically been more strictly regulated in Finland than in Denmark or Sweden. Airing Emmanuelle (1974), a French softcore erotic film by Jaeckin, on Finnish television in 1987 was shocking and front-page news. The article discusses the public reception of Emmanuelle in 1987 in the context of the commercialization of television in Finland.

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Authors
  • Laura Saarenmaa
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Studies on Film
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
JournalJournal of Scandinavian Cinema
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes