CLASSIC TRAILER TUESDAY: BARBARELLA (1968)
“Her name is Barbarella and she makes science fiction something else.” So true narrator man, so true. While the cerebral were enjoying 2001: A Space Odyssey, those who believed in free love were far more likely to enjoy Barbarella, based on the french erotic science fiction comics. Barbarella is camp and extremely silly but knowingly so. It is sexy but seemingly free from the male gaze and innocent in a way seemingly only possible in the sixties. As a film it’s charming nonsense and definitely worth a watch. Several remakes have been mooted but all died in development hell. Maybe that’s a good thing. They could never find anyone to match Jane Fonda.
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