The Erotic Films of Turkey — Part 1

TheSeks Furyasi(sex-movie boom) years of Turkish erotic films (1972-1985)

7,000individuals went to the opening gala of Turkey’s very first home-grown sex movie …

It’s unknowned precisely when foreign erotic films were initially presented to the Ottomans, however it’s reported that authorities recorded a big cache of foreign sex films in 1922 (a year prior to Atatürk eliminated the last Ottoman Sultan from ‘power’ and made Turkey a democratic republic). The Istanbul authorities (acting upon a suggestion from popular person Dr. Besim Omer Pasa) robbed and shut down the Kadiköy and Odeon cinema homes, that were revealing specific foreign sex films– on the premises that “the films are poisoning our youth”.

Subsequently, the ‘genuine’ Turkish movie industry (which had actually been officially developed in 1914 throughout the Ottoman Age) continued to grow and prosper up till the early 1970 s (as we’ve currently explained on our site).

But after Turkish Television (TRT) began transmitting on a single channel in 1964, Turkish audiences started to desert cinema homes in favor of their house TELEVISION sets (although TRT programs didn’t begin till 4 in the afternoon and were all in black and white– as well as though they consisted mainly of news, Halk (Cultural Folk) Music programs, Casper-like animations, and re-runs of United States secret [The Fugitive] and investigator [Colombo] reveals– with Turkish dubbing).

Peri and I saw Colombo weekly after we got wed in December ’74 And the man who did the calling for Colombo’s Turkish voice was exceptional– completely catching Peter Falk’s gravelly sound.

And by the early 70’s (as more households concerned own individual TELEVISION sets) the Turkish movie industry remained in serious monetary difficulty.

In a panic, movie producers looked for methods to bring audiences back to the cinema homes. It wasn’t long prior to they concluded that ‘Sex Sells’ and, in 1972, they began making erotic films.

Theconcept was an instantaneous success … Seven thousand individuals went to the gala opening of the very first Turkish erotic movie “Parçala Behçet” (see the film poster by means of the link a little additional listed below)– directed by Melih Gülgen, and starring Beh & ccedil; et Nacar in the leading male function. It opened in Konya, of all locations, in the heart of Turkish spiritual conservatism– and it was the start of something huge …

Next: The Heyday of Turkish Erotic Films

[Click following to access a completely detailed HTML variation of The Rise and Demise of Turkey’s Erotic Films Industry.]



Sourceby Jim Masters.

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