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  1. In the 50s, there was official censorship in Hollywood and the so-called “Hayes Code” ruled the ball, which thoroughly listed what could and could not be shown in the film. As a reaction to the bans in America, underground or underground cinema appeared and actively developed, where everything that was listed in the Hayes Code, on the contrary, was shown and savored.

    Naturally, sex scenes were the first to be banned. It was not thrown out of action at all ( as it was in the USSR ), but it was strictly regulated. In underground movies, sex was at the heart of the story. It was shown a lot, even too much, and they were so detailed that they really did not differ from ordinary pornography (“Chelsea Girls”, “Flesh”, etc.)

    European cinema developed in a similar way. Sex was not forbidden, but there was a censorship framework that no director dared to go beyond. The winds of change began to blow in the 70s of the twentieth century, and films began to appear on the wide screens of Europe where scenes of an openly pornographic nature were included in the fabric of the film (“Caligula”, “Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom”, etc.). Heated discussions broke out about the validity of showing such scenes in public cinemas, but since by this time real pornography was in every newsstand and running around in special movie theaters, questions about eligibility had subsided by themselves.

    And finally, we got close to Gaspard Noe's “Love”. Of course, when the first shots of the film show us two naked men and women who “play” with each other's genitals, and then finish almost the camera lens – this is really shocking. It is impossible to get used to such scenes. Noe, of course, does this specifically in order to make the viewer “shudder”, open their eyes and start watching the film carefully. But the film shows the ordinary life of ordinary people. They go to the shops, go to work, have breakfast, have dinner, talk, fight-measure, have sex, have breakfast again, drink wine, talk on the phone, wash dishes, look out the window, have sex again…and so on all days of the year. It is the display of EVERYDAY sex that is the “highlight” of this film. Sex does not stand out as something special and it is not emphasized. The characters have sex as casually as they do the dishes. These two actions are equal. I think that the director set himself exactly this task. And he also shows us how, in his opinion, adults experience that strange state of mind called LOVE.

  2. I think it's a pretty nasty movie. I tried to make sense of it, but I didn't… it doesn't work. It would be better if it was just porn! Actors are also very unpleasant

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