ero actor/acress?

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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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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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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

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Pornographic (sex) movies.
 

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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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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.:oops:

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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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To go back to the original question, those who act in them are 'porn actors' (the -esses suffix is rarely used these days), though [STRIKE]we prefer to call ourselves [/STRIKE] (Oops!):-?... they prefer to call themselves 'porn stars' in an effort to dignify the genre.

Note that there are not two different groups of actors making separate soft and hard porn movies. When such films are being made, two versions are shot on the same set with the same actors and the same script :roll:. The different versions are then distributed to their various outlets.

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