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    In Korea or Japan, there's a special movie genre called "ero movie/film" whose level isn't that much of pornos, but provocative scenes are shown with the actors' secret(private) parts not shown unlike pornos. What do you call such films and actors/actresses in English?

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    Default Re: ero actor/acress?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In Korea or Japan, there's a special movie genre called "ero movie/film" whose level isn't that much of pornos, but provocative scenes are shown with the actors' secret(private) parts not shown unlike pornos. What do you call such films and actors/actresses in English?
    If you were asking about films (In the US) in the 1940s such actors and actresses would have been called pornographic actors and actresses. Today, I would call such actors and actresses, actors and actresses.

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    Default Re: ero actor/acress?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In Korea or Japan, there's a special movie genre called "ero movie/film" whose level isn't that much of pornos, but provocative scenes are shown with the actors' secret(private) parts not shown unlike pornos. What do you call such films and actors/actresses in English?
    "pornos" has not been found. What is it supposed to be/mean?
    pornos - Yahoo! Search Results

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: ero actor/acress?

    Pornographic (sex) movies.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: ero actor/acress?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In Korea or Japan, there's a special movie genre called "ero movie/film" whose level isn't that much of pornos, but provocative scenes are shown with the actors' secret(private) parts not shown unlike pornos. What do you call such films and actors/actresses in English?
    Maybe "soft[core] porn" is what you mean?
    Softcore pornography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: ero actor/acress?

    They do sexual acts in the film like pornos, but they don't show their secret parts.
    I don't know if this genre exists in western culture, but I can probably quote movies like "Privite Lesson" or "Lady Chatalie's Love" starred by the late Sylvia Kristel. But even those ones are not exactly what I mean as those are also artistic ones, but the movies I mean have little artistic story but sexual scenes. Is softcore pornography full of such scenes close to what I mean?
    ***I referred to a dictionary definition, so probably "soft porn movie" or "softcore porn" is close.

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    Is softcore pornography full of such scenes close to what I mean?
    Yes — or 'soft porn' for short.

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    Okay, the opposite seems to be "hardcore porn", Thanks a lot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Okay, the opposite seems to be "hardcore porn", Thanks a lot.
    Wrong! The 'opposite' is quite the wrong word. It's a matter of degree.

    'Hard porn' leaves nothing to the imagination.

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    Default Re: ero actor/acress?

    Incidentally, 'secret parts' seems very twee to me. Those people who are shocked by such scientific words as 'genitals/genitalia' tend to stick with the euphemism 'private parts'. Some people like to keep them private, but it's hardly a secret that they have them.

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