Room 1
THE THEMES OF CENSORSHIP - Sex
Censorial action taken in the post-war years on the exposure of too much female flesh in films and posters, today seems to hail from another world. During the boom years of the so-called “economic miracle”, the giant leaps forward being taken by society would clash with the world of politics and the judiciary, with various auteur films, such as L’Avventura, La Dolce Vita and I dolci inganni (Sweet Deceptions) being the first in the line of fire. And in the 1970s, before the arrival of red-light films, the battle against the use of sexual imagery creeping into cinema, seems to be a lost cause.