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Dom D
08-22-2011, 01:33 AM
I remember mine well. I was 12, maybe 13, and innocent for my age having had quite the sheltered upbringing. At around midnight one dark winters evening Channel 4 broadcast Girl On A Motorcycle. I haven't seen the film since but the opening scene is forever engraved on the back of my retinas. Marrianne Faithful crawls out of bed in her birthday suit, slides into a suit of leathers (sans underwear) and hops straight onto the back of a motorcycle for some of the most unconvincing rear projection action this side of a Hitchcock film and BOOM! just like that I was in love. I think I still had pretty fuzzy ideas about what it was one did with a woman but from that moment I knew I wanted one.

I was glued to the screen for the rest of the film knowing that if a movie started with a bang like that then there must be plenty more similar action to come. I was to be very disappointed.

Todd Jordan
08-22-2011, 08:17 AM
I can't point to a particular film. My interest started when I was 3 or 4, looking at my dad's girlie mags. I think I was born horny.

Mike T
08-22-2011, 08:54 AM
I was always interested in the opposite sex, even before I started school as family friends had a daughter my age who I used to play with all the time. I guess, in a minor way, film opened my eyes beyond what I knew from what I was exposed to in regular daily life - but the interest was always there so essentially film had little to negigible impact in the bigger picture.

Alex K.
08-30-2011, 01:25 PM
Predator 2. I was 9 and first time I saw a naked chick.

Toyboy
08-30-2011, 01:29 PM
LOGAN'S RUN. Jenny Agutter. Then a few years later Jenny Agutter again in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON although I didn't even know it was the same person.

Mark Tolch
08-30-2011, 07:35 PM
The first one that I remember that WASN'T a porno, haha, was And God Created Woman with Rebecca DeMornay. Too much awesome, i remember taping it off of CityTv that we barely got because we had rabbit ears. Snowy, static-y naked women in prison. I wore that tape out, along with a few other things. :D

Ian Jane
08-31-2011, 08:52 AM
The first one that I remember that WASN'T a porno, haha, was And God Created Woman with Rebecca DeMornay. Too much awesome, i remember taping it off of CityTv that we barely got because we had rabbit ears. Snowy, static-y naked women in prison. I wore that tape out, along with a few other things. :D

I can remember that one time a bunch of us were hanging out and sleeping over at a friend's house, we were 12 or so, maybe 13. We rented that movie based on someone's recommendation at school and the fact that we knew it had a lot of nudity in it. I think we must have watched those nude scenes 3-4 times that night. I STILL remember them. They definitely left an impression.

Mike T
09-01-2011, 06:00 AM
I can remember that one time a bunch of us were hanging out and sleeping over at a friend's house, we were 12 or so, maybe 13. We rented that movie based on someone's recommendation at school and the fact that we knew it had a lot of nudity in it. I think we must have watched those nude scenes 3-4 times that night. I STILL remember them. They definitely left an impression.

I definitely missed something along the way in movie nerdom! My earliest memory is real boobies -- as me and my brother (I was about 10 or 11, which would have made my bro' 7 or 8) were swimming in a hotel pool here in Perth, back in the days when we used to come up as a family holiday from the coast, and some French guests at the hotel brought their teenage daughters down for a dip...who promptly jumped in, bikini bottoms only. At that point Mum suggested to Dad that it was a good idea to "take the boys back to the room"... :sosad:

Maybe this is why I am so blase about all of this stuff many, many years on? Plus, full-frontal nudity was okay on free-to-air TV in Oz from back in the seventies... ;)

Mike Howlett
09-05-2011, 07:33 AM
I was born a Hammer fan so I've always been really into the heaving bosoms. Many a' pre-teen boners watching "Peter Cushing" movies (which indeed I was!) and relishing the opportunity to see Hazel Court and Veronica Carlson.... *sploosh*

Robin Bougie
09-14-2011, 01:54 PM
Porky's. It was on late night tv unedited, and I had a small black and white portable tv next to my bed.

Watching the shower scene with the naked ladies, you know -- where they stick their dongs through the hole in the wall? That was the first time I ever masturbated, watching that.

Ian Jane
09-14-2011, 04:09 PM
Porky's. It was on late night tv unedited, and I had a small black and white portable tv next to my bed.

Watching the shower scene with the naked ladies, you know -- where they stick their dongs through the hole in the wall? That was the first time I ever masturbated, watching that.

The same friend I had growing up who rented And God Created Woman? His dad owned Porky's on VHS and I dunno how many times we would go over there and watch the nude scenes from that movie. Good call on that one. I figure anyone within a few years of our age bracket HAS to have been affected by that movie.

Randy G
09-15-2011, 04:49 AM
Can't pinpoint it but I remember Pam Grier's breasts in Escape from New York fondly. Porky's and Just One of the Guys as well.

Alison Jane
09-15-2011, 06:03 PM
I was very naive till very late on, so obviously I had favorite male stars as a kid and as a teenager, but they were never really the heartthrob type so I never really looked at them sexually beyond maybe "he's cute." I guess the time I started watching films that were more sexual in nature was when I was in college so the movies that "interested" me in that way were a little more perverse than the stuff you all have been mentioning. For the most part, still, it wasn't, "man, I wish that dude would do that to me" type of interest but more so just "huh... that's kind of hot." It was more the act or the character or the vibe of the film than the actual actor themself.

A couple that come to mind are Blood For Dracula, Last House on the Left and Last House on Dead End Street. I guess of the three, the one that would make the most sense was Last House on the Left as bizarre as it is to find that movie sexy. The only other film I can think of, that is actually the first that came to mind is a film that I doubt any of you have seen, called Lake Consequence. It's a Zalman King flick so there's nothing in it besides butts and boobs but the vibe of the film is pretty damn hot and made a huge impression on me. That's probably the only one that I can say I might have said to myself "I wish that was me in that movie."

Newt Cox
09-15-2011, 11:49 PM
Porkys

My parents had rented it on betamax. And every Thursday night they went bowling. So I stayed home,and invited all my friends over. In the area I grew up in there was no cable till 1990. So I am sure this was most of our first times seeing nudity.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 12:31 AM
The only other film I can think of, that is actually the first that came to mind is a film that I doubt any of you have seen, called Lake Consequence. It's a Zalman King flick...

With Billy Zane and Joan Severance? You really shouldn't assume that people haven't seen (or heard of) stuff -- as you'll often be proved wrong. ;)

I am still amazed by this thread though! Amazed that, seemingly, I'm the only one here who took an interest in girls IRL when I was a kid, while everyone else appears to have sat around ogling videos with their school buddies. Like, wtf?

Randy G
09-16-2011, 02:52 AM
Hey, my first girlfriend was in kindergarden man, I was a mack. :blush:

I can totally see Blood for Dracula. Joe Dallesandro and Udo both rock in that and Flesh for Frankenstein. Love both of those films (obviously, check my avatar) and can't wait til they get released on BR. Speaking of Joe and Morrissey, just rewatched Flesh and I'm going to see Trash for the first time as well, picked up the Morrissey trilogy a long time ago and finally digging into it.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 03:07 AM
Hey, my first girlfriend was in kindergarden man, I was a mack. :blush:

Maybe I'm just missing the general concept of the thread? It was "first film that piqued your interest in the opposite sex", no?
Obviously I'm not discounting anyone's stories of glory...but it never took a "movie" for me to take an interest, just saying... ;)
Anyway...dead horse...flogged...repeatedly. Carry on regardless...

Randy G
09-16-2011, 03:29 AM
:blob:

I don't know what that means but I love the emoticons on here.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 04:26 AM
Have you seen mine? Ian and Alison gave me my own... :thomason: (Crazy, hey?)

Alison Jane
09-16-2011, 06:27 AM
With Billy Zane and Joan Severance? You really shouldn't assume that people haven't seen (or heard of) stuff -- as you'll often be proved wrong. ;)

It was released on BD (which I have obviously) down there so I guess maybe it has something of a fan base there.

Alison Jane
09-16-2011, 06:29 AM
PS... the thread title is "First film..." not first in real life person... :rolleyes:

Todd Jordan
09-16-2011, 08:37 AM
I really can't pinpoint the movie. I was interested in the opposite sex way before we had a VCR or cable. Maybe something like Dirty Harry (saw it in the drive-in when I was supposed to be asleep). That one always stuck out in my head, mainly the scene with the lesbian walking around her apartment naked. And the dancer in the jiggle joint when Harry is watching the Scorpio's every move. That one probably made me want to see more movie nudity. I can remember reading my dad's magazines when I was really young and learning about Ilsa of the SS (I think it was in a OUI magazine) and wanting to see it so badly, but again this was before VCRs were in the house or even a place around to rent movies.

I remember when Superman came out I knew who Lex Luthor's chick was because I saw her naked in one of my dad's girly books. I was warped at a very young age.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 09:16 AM
It was released on BD (which I have obviously) down there so I guess maybe it has something of a fan base there.

Really? Australia's the last place I'd think they'd release the film on BD, being that when I saw it I saw it on VHS (as I was working in the video industry at the time). And it was a lemon then, from a business perspective as it was a terrible renter and you used to see copies loading up wholesalers everywhere because libraries just kept offloading it.

Re...

PS... the thread title is "First film..." not first in real life person... :rolleyes:

...yeah, I can read...believe it or not. Amazing as it may sound we Australians developed that skill as well, crazy I know. And to reiterate, again: no movie ever "piqued my interest", as the interest was already there. Which has been the point of every post in this thread I've made. I was never so "movie nerd" that I was oblivious to an interest in the opposite sex until some movie stuck a pair of bare titties under my nose. But, as I've been saying, I'm obviously the exception on this here rather than the rule. ;)

Mind you, I did grow up as a kid in a different era to most of you - once where video didn't exist - so that'd probably account for my entirely different perspective.

Ian Jane
09-16-2011, 09:31 AM
...yeah, I can read...believe it or not. Amazing as it may sound we Australians developed that skill as well, crazy I know. And to reiterate, again: no movie ever "piqued my interest", as the interest was already there. Which has been the point of every post in this thread I've made. I was never so "movie nerd" that I was oblivious to an interest in the opposite sex until some movie stuck a pair of bare titties under my nose. But, as I've been saying, I'm obviously the exception on this here rather than the rule. ;)

How do you figure? Give me one example where anyone here said 'I didn't like girls/boys until I saw one in a movie?' You can't, because no one did. The point was to talk about MOVIES that piqued your interest. Obviously everyone on the planet with any sort of functioning libido is going to meet someone in real life that will get that part of their brain moving at whatever age it happens at - but that wasn't, I'd imagine, the point of the thread.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 09:51 AM
Ian: is not the title of the thread: "First film that seriously piqued your interest in the opposite sex"? Also, I don't get the aggression levelled at me because I responded to your wife's sarcasm that was directed at me first? I'm not interested in turning this thread into a slanging match, nor was that the intent of me posting anything I have in it so far. But if someone's going to throw smart-arsy sarcasm at me over something I've posted, expect me to stick up for myself. And a "rolling eyes" smiley IS sarcasm...

Obviously I read the context of the topic completely differently from everyone else here. This seems apparent, because now I'm having pointed accusations thrown at me for responding to sarcasm... :wtf:

NB: "Give me one example where anyone here said 'I didn't like girls/boys until I saw one in a movie?' You can't, because no one did" read as aggressive to me. Don't shoot me because I took it that way, okay? It's just the way it reads as a response on the back of what I typed. I'm not asking for rationalisations or justifications - I was just throwing in my two cents, as a bit of casual input, before I got slapped with sarcasm for doing so.

Ian Jane
09-16-2011, 10:02 AM
Ian: is not the title of the thread: "First film that seriously piqued your interest in the opposite sex"?

Yes, and the emphasis there, which is yours, is on FILM. Right?

And what exactly did I accuse you of? You stated "I was never so "movie nerd" that I was oblivious to an interest in the opposite sex until some movie stuck a pair of bare titties under my nose. But, as I've been saying, I'm obviously the exception on this here rather than the rule."

I'm saying I don't think it was the exception but if the emphasis here is on FILM, which you've stated it was, I'm puzzled why you keep bringing up your insistence that there wasn't a movie that didn't pique your interest in girls. If you were interested in girls at a young age, as some have also stated they were, wouldn't there have been a movie that sticks in your mind as a something that, in your formative years, made an impression on you in that regard?

And if you're concerned about smart arsy sarcasm then maybe blanket statements like "I am still amazed by this thread though! Amazed that, seemingly, I'm the only one here who took an interest in girls IRL when I was a kid, while everyone else appears to have sat around ogling videos with their school buddies. Like, wtf?" dont help matters?

Mike T
09-16-2011, 10:14 AM
I'm saying I don't think it was the exception but if the emphasis here is on FILM, which you've stated it was, I'm puzzled why you keep bringing up your insistence that there wasn't a movie that didn't pique your interest in girls. If you were interested in girls at a young age, as some have also stated they were, wouldn't there have been a movie that sticks in your mind as a something that, in your formative years, made an impression on you in that regard?

Actually, no...not really. And you know that I use the term "movie nerd" as one of affectionate ribbing and not in a derogatory sense (how many times have I said similar and turned around to say "Hey, I'm a movie nerd too"?) Per the last paragraph: fair play, but I hope that you can see that, by the accents placed with bold type and italics, it was an off-the-cuff comment that was meant more as a joke than an out-and-out "blanket statement" of sarcasm? If not, I'll keep my humour to myself in future... :p

Here is my simple resolve for this misunderstanding, so people can move along with the thread: just like you don't get my humour sometimes, I don't get your wife's either. However, that doesn't mean I like either of you any less - we just all cross wires through commentary out of difference of backgrounds (and readings of context). Just one of those unlucky things...

Ian Jane
09-16-2011, 10:20 AM
That's all fine, seriously, I'm not mad at you or pissed off or anything, but I'm just not 'getting' your angle here. If it's not meant to come off as condescending then fine, I'll accept that with no further issue but can you see from my perspective why it might? We can chalk it up to one of those 'not everything comes across right on the internet' deals and move on if you want.

That said, there has to be ONE movie that stands out if you watched stuff with lots of nudity on Australian TV, doesn't there? I remember seeing Vampyros Lesbos uncut on CityTV way too late one night around 12 or so and being pretty impressed. Sure I dug girls before that but that movie made an impression on me in that regard, it was unlike anything I'd seen before (and I'd seen hardcore porn - something about that movie 'seriously piqued my interest' in the girls on screen in a different way).

Mike T
09-16-2011, 10:51 AM
Having had short think: I think there's just some "old school" Australian in me that doesn't come across as it should in the forum medium. We were a culture known for our larrikinism and taking the piss when I was growing up and something of that is ingrained in me. It's not being rude, condescending or sarcastic: it's just piss-taking, but I can see how it's going to seem completely alien to those unaccustomed to it or the '70s Australian culture that played a BIG part in my formative years. So, forgive my Australianism - it comes out sometimes as it's just part of my physical makeup and nothing intentionally bad is ever meant by it. Re: the below...


That said, there has to be ONE movie that stands out if you watched stuff with lots of nudity on Australian TV, doesn't there? I remember seeing Vampyros Lesbos uncut on CityTV way too late one night around 12 or so and being pretty impressed. Sure I dug girls before that but that movie made an impression on me in that regard, it was unlike anything I'd seen before (and I'd seen hardcore porn - something about that movie 'seriously piqued my interest' in the girls on screen in a different way).

...the best I can do, to play ball by way of context, is say that in my pre-teen years (before video and all that - back when cave paintings were highly regarded entertainment) the closest I can stretch to this whole idiom, that I admit I've obviously misread as a discussion topic, is circa mid-to-late seventies was perhaps the era where I became aware of the female of the species as pop-culture "sex symbol"? If you all want to Google Delvene Delaney, Lynda Stoner, Abigail, Karen Pini and Judy Green those were maybe the best examples of pin-up queens of my time that we all adored... ;)

Here's Delvene, from the Paul Hogan Show...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U60PsiMHpw

...does that help explain things? A kind of "halfway meeting of the minds" if you like? ;)

Ian Jane
09-16-2011, 11:28 AM
Definitely.

I had no idea Paul Hogan had a show. I mean, it makes sense he did something before teaching American audiences about knife sizes and walking on the heads of subway riders, but I didn't know what it was.

Todd Jordan
09-16-2011, 11:42 AM
He sold lesbian cars. Maybe that was after he taught us Americans how sweet and lovable Aussies are. Can't recall.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 11:48 AM
...how sweet and lovable Aussies are...

Well, some Aussies anyway...haha... ;)

Todd Jordan
09-16-2011, 11:58 AM
I meant to add "except Mike T." but forgot.

Mike T to the rescue!

Ian Jane
09-16-2011, 12:00 PM
If I were an Australian girl born at the right time.... Yahoo'd have piqued my interest for sure! ;)

http://daily.greencine.com/archives/yahoo-serious.jpg

Coming back to reality for a brief second, it's not 'film' but I remember as a kid that I was very interested in my dad's vinyl copy of Olivia Newton John's Physical album. I also remember at one point telling my friend that I was going to marry her. Physical came out in 81 so I'd have been 6 at the oldest, possibly 5. Either way, she piqued my interest. I seem to remember the albm folding out and having a more revealing picture inside, but I could have imagined that.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Physical_album.jpg

A few years later I'd see Grease and and it'd all come flooding back. So I guess it is film related after all in a roundabout sort of way.

Why the fuck my dad was buying shitty Olivia Newton John albums though... well, probably for the same reason I was interested in them as a kid. The apple doesn't always fall so far from the tree.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 12:17 PM
I meant to add "except Mike T." but forgot. Mike T to the rescue!

Thank you, thank you! I hope you'll all forgive me with some images from my (seventies Australian) youth? Ala...

Karen Pini
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Judy Green (from more recently)
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Abigail (circa Number 96)
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Lynda Stoner (back when she was a hottie and not such a militant feminist)
http://www.johnsworldofwomen.com/jwow/page4/australia/0000covers/8205.jpg

Ms Delaney (back in the day)
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Ian Jane
09-16-2011, 12:31 PM
Lynda Stoner was in Turkey Shoot/Escape 2000, right? That's all I think I know her from off the top of my head.

Mike T
09-16-2011, 12:46 PM
That's her! She was in the Paul Hogan Show a lot too; also TV series Cop Shop, The Young Doctors and Prisoner (aka: Prisoner Cellblock H).

Upon mature consideration and reflection, there was one unique British sex symbol that had a profound affect on my entire life...


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Valerie Leon. That's all that needs to be said really...

Alison Jane
09-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Everyone on this board = :rolleyes:

Mike T
09-16-2011, 02:24 PM
Everyone on this board = :rolleyes:

You is one crazy lady! But your ploy worked: you all got something resembling an answer out of me... :rolleyes: :biggrin: :eyebrows:

Alison Jane
09-16-2011, 04:06 PM
That was my ploy? Usually all we want you to do is shut up! :haha:

Ian Jane
09-16-2011, 07:40 PM
you all got something resembling an answer out of me... :rolleyes: :biggrin: :eyebrows:

Close enough! And it got me thinking about how I haven't seen Escape 2000 in a while so some good came of this after all!

Mike T
09-17-2011, 02:43 AM
That was my ploy? Usually all we want you to do is shut up! :haha:

Cheers, bro! :up:

Ian Miller
09-17-2011, 06:31 AM
Though I , like Todd, was born loving older women (ok, he said born horny, and that's true too), and CLEARLY remember being obsessed with the MOTHER, JUGS, AND SPEED ad art (going as far as having it clipped and placed in a scrapbook, writing "HUBBA HUBBA" with an arrow pointing to Raq's cleavage!!), and taking a special interest in the SUPERVIXENS poster, seeing SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and ANIMAL HOUSE theatrically probably pushed me over the edge as I sped toward puberty. As an example, ANIMAL HOUSE requires no major stretch to imagine what was so impactful, but SNF's effect was sneakier: it made me fall in love with Donna Pescow, though I don't think I realized it until recently.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that she resembles Suzi Quatro. I'm a sucker for soft-eyed spunky Italian girls!

Robin Bougie
09-17-2011, 06:38 AM
haha You really wrote "hubba hubba" on it? That is hilarious.

Ian Miller
09-17-2011, 06:43 AM
Absolutely! In black pastel, if I remember right! Another one I remember was NASTY HABITS with the nun in garters.

Ian Jane
09-17-2011, 09:32 AM
I don't think I've ever written hubba hubba on anything in my life, but I'm going to make a point of doing that soon.

Todd Jordan
09-17-2011, 10:55 AM
My love for hot nuns developed somewhere in my pre-pube years, but I cannot cite the source. It must have been something I saw in a hubba hubba mag.

Randy G
09-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Have you seen mine? Ian and Alison gave me my own... :thomason: (Crazy, hey?)

That's awesome, also great to have this: :bp:

Randy G
09-17-2011, 04:27 PM
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Coming back to reality for a brief second, it's not 'film' but I remember as a kid that I was very interested in my dad's vinyl copy of Olivia Newton John's Physical album. I also remember at one point telling my friend that I was going to marry her. Physical came out in 81 so I'd have been 6 at the oldest, possibly 5. Either way, she piqued my interest. I seem to remember the albm folding out and having a more revealing picture inside, but I could have imagined that.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Physical_album.jpg

A few years later I'd see Grease and and it'd all come flooding back. So I guess it is film related after all in a roundabout sort of way.

Why the fuck my dad was buying shitty Olivia Newton John albums though... well, probably for the same reason I was interested in them as a kid. The apple doesn't always fall so far from the tree.

I remember her tight leather pants in Grease very well, I developed a thing for her as a kid as well and remember that album. She also did a concert film that I watched over and over again, and not for the music.

MetalZ
09-17-2011, 11:34 PM
I think mine would have to be A Nightmare On ELm ST. From the first second where you see his hand turn... I was in lust.

Ian Miller
09-18-2011, 05:23 AM
I don't think I've ever written hubba hubba on anything in my life, but I'm going to make a point of doing that soon.

HUBBA HUBBA HEY?

The influence of HAPPY DAYS cannot be underestimated.

Todd Jordan
09-18-2011, 09:29 AM
My brother and I used to do that. We'd raise our eyebrows up and down and say "hubba hubba" when we saw t.v. hotties.

Newt Cox
09-21-2011, 02:50 AM
Besides Porkys. The other film that got me very interested in females was Supergirl. I can remember getting in some magazine,might have been Electric company or 321 contact, and it had a picture of Helen Slater in her Supergirl outfit on the cover. I would just stare at that cover for hours.