8 Films That Forever Changed Sex As We Know It (NSFW)

Back in the 1950s, it was unusual to see two married adults sleep in the same bed, let alone witness an orgy filled with bodies, lust and sexual exploration. Then the 1960s came, and the tumultuous peace and love decade ushered in a filmic revolution in which sexuality was brought to the silver screen like never before.

A film festival entitled “Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution” is revisiting the movies that shook up sex on screen in the 20th century. Developed and curated by International House Philadelphia curator Jesse Pires, the series spans mainstream erotic hits like “Deep Throat” to the experimental films of feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer.

The eight essential films of the sexual revolution, according to Pires, are listed below. Be warned, there are, of course, some NSFW ones in there.

1. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

“About wife-swapping and swinger culture. This is one of the series’ tamer films.”

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2. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

“The Woody Allen parody of pseudo-science. Along with Barbarella and Deep Throat, probably the most mainstream of the bunch.”

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Check out the other six films found on Huffington Post.