Det kære legetøj  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Det kære legetøj (The Dear Toy, also known as Danish Blue), made in 1968 by Oscar-winning director Gabriel Axel, is a Danish propaganda feature film advocating the legalizing of pornography.

The film mixes interviews, reconstructions and fiction in playful fashion, seeking to ridicule and undermine Denmark's censorship laws at the time. The film may be said to have been successful in its mission, since a year after its release Denmark completely legalized pornography.

The film was banned in France but released in both England and USA. It started a whole wave of documentary films about pornography in Denmark.

Further reading

  • Ebbe Villadsen: Danish Erotic Film Classics (2005)

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