- Friday, November 18, 2011 11:59 p.m.
Sex, drugs, and plenty of partying are on the menu as a crew of swinging stewardesses spends their overnight stopover in Los Angeles. Originally released as the first 3-D adult film, this campy softcore romp began as an X-rated film screened in adults-only theatres. By 1971, new footage was added to create more continuity between the sexploitation vignettes, earning the film an R rating and enormous profits as it crossed over to more mainstream theatres. The Stewardesses is considered the most profitable 3-D film in history. So put your tray table down, make sure your seat is in the reclined, relaxed position, and enjoy the trip. Introduction provided by David Church, Indiana University. (35mm print is provided courtesy of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. 3-D.)