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Directed by Roger Vadim • 1968 • France, Italy
Starring Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Marcel Marceau
This outrageous blend of science fiction, high camp, and erotic fantasia made Jane Fonda a permanent cult icon. She is sensational as a wide-eyed space adventurer whose quest to track down a famed scientist takes her to the Tau Ceti galaxy, where she encounters an array of perilously kinky pleasures. Described by director Roger Vadim as “a kind of sexual ‘Alice in Wonderland’ of the future,” BARBARELLA has taken its place as a midnight-movie classic thanks to its trippy art direction and sense of kitschy comic-book fun.