Can a tourism pamphlet and a glossy men’s magazine together make an erotic masterpiece?, 1 January 2010
Author: Eunus from Turkey
Significant as one of the latest decent examples of erotic cinema before the genre faded away to cable TV accessories, Joy en Afrique, as it is the case with all films of the series, basically plays to the Emmanuelle caricature: a sentimental but sexually adventurous beautiful young woman in exotic lands. However, some elements never really fit in because the Senegalese riviera stands too different from the dark 1970s backwaters Emmanuelle and her clones used to frequent, danger and eeriness all ridiculed by a gigantic touristic signboard that reads “Bienvenue au Sénégal”. On the other hand, it marks a delightful display of Zara Whites and her efforts to make a name in softcore erotica that only “earned” her Roberto Malone in the end.