Back in the days of my adolescence, the first erotic film went on general release in the UK. It starred Sylvia Kristel in the title role of Emmanuelle. The film told the story of a bored but sexually promiscuous housewife following her diplomat husband to Asia and how she fills her days with dreamy, soft-focus tête-à-têtes. The following years spawned umpteen sequels but it was the first film that affected my youthful mind. I was in love with Sylvia Kristel, not because she was the most beautiful person I had ever seen but because she was a dirty little minx.