Orginal "Sexplotation" Movie Poster Card c.1940
This is an original "sexplotation" movie poster card titled "Girls of the Underworld". These movie cards were posted within theaters to advertise upcoming movies.
- CREATOR Broadway Roadhouse Production, Los Angeles, CA.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940s.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Cardboard.
- CONDITION Good-Fair. Wear consistent with age and use. Several holes at the top, several scratches/cuts and the red tape has been replaced.
- DIMENSIONS H 60 in. W 40 in. D .25 in.
Sexploitation films in this genre are an excuse for showing scenes involving nude or semi-nude women. Many movies contain vivid sex scenes, but sexploitations are more graphic than mainstream films. When sexploitations are plot-driven, most of the plot could include killers, slavery, fem-dom, martial-arts, similar style and lines from glamour and screwball comedies, features love interests and flirtation akin to romance films, over-the-top direction, like cheeky homages, fan service and caricatures, and broad performances that may contain sleazy teasing and alluding to foreplay or kink. Extending the sequences or showing full frontal nudity are typical genre techniques.