Groundbreaking Films Promoting Sexual Freedom

Written by Mark Rausch

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Call it “Fifty Shades of Gray” but with an ’80s touch. Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke play Elizabeth and John, whose eyes meet in a grocery store. They decide to enter into a secret alternate universe of mutual sexual experimentation and near-limitless boundaries. Described as the first film since “Last Tango in Paris” to have audiences flock to see risqué moments on screen, it’s been described as smarmy, pointless, bold and brilliant. See for yourself.