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Who needs expensive special effects when you've got nudity and stage blood? These ripe entertainments offer plenty of the sex, violence and sleaze that may not win awards but does scratch that funky itch.

Emerging from the underground with "nudie cuties" slyly showing adult material under the auspices of being somewhat "educational," these boundary-pushing films arose with an air of sexual liberation starting in the '60s. Productions took increasingly daring risks—even trying to be artistic!—until the early '90s, when VCRs and cable TV brought outright porn to the privacy of homes. Also, check our Sex and the Cinema infographic here.

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Genres / Cult / Exploitation