The ’80s were great for slasher films and movies about horny teenagers, but truly filthy cinematic excursions were somewhat limited. Still, the heart wants what the heart wants, and some pretty lurid entries managed to get through the cracks, thank goodness. Some of these clips might be a bit NSFW.
10. 9 1/2 Weeks – 1986
Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger embark on a wild sexual journey which checks off one kink after another as though they were completing the world’s most exciting Bucket List ever.
9. Blue Velvet – 1986
Small-town America never looked so sexually disturbing. While not what most would call erotic, this story of lost innocence definitely honors its reputation for lurid perversity.
8. Polyester – 1981
Though not as dirty as other John Waters films, Polyester still stars a drag queen and came with a scratch-n-sniff card which brought audiences that much closer to the filth.