Greatest Sci-Fi Porn Of All TimeS

Porn has always wanted to be science fictional, ever since the influential Barbarella. Weird aliens or "cyberpunk" touches can help to liven up otherwise repetitive porn scenarios. And the line between a science fiction "B" movie and a soft-core porn epic is often more seethru than Jane Fonda's breast bubbles. Click through for a history of the mutant genre, with some racy but probably work-safe clips.

Barbarella (1968). The original scifi porn film. Jane Fonda's blonde mega-mane and anime eyes radiate sexuality. It starts with a zero-G spacesuit strip show in Fonda's shag-carpeted space capsule, and then she fights off angry dolls in her ripped stockings. Plus she hooks up with a hunky space angel.

Money shot: Duran Duran puts Barbarella into his sexomatic Excessive Machine, only to have her burn it out with her over-the-top tantric energy.

Flesh Gordon (1974). A crazy pastiche of the 1930s Flash Gordon serials, featuring Flesh and his sidekick Dale Ardor. The Emperor Wang bombards the Earth with a sex ray from planet Porno and it turns everybody into a sex fiend. This is somehow a problem. Lesbian queens in black swan spaceships, bearded men with pasties, penisaurs, bearded men with drag queen makeup, sex robots... The whole thing is intensely campy, even by 70s porn standards, and feels like Rocky Horror with more nudity and less singing. And yet it features special effects by people who went on to work on the Star Trek and Star Wars movies.

Money shot: A giant claymation monster, voiced by Craig T. Nelson from Coach, grabs Dale and carries her up a wall like King Kong. Flash has to battle the lumpy creature to save his hot sidekick. Here's the trailer:

Latex and Shock (1995). Probably Michael Ninn's most famous porn films, Latex and its sequel try for a "cyberpunk" aesthetic without actually comprehending cyberpunk. But that's okay, because the actual plot about a psychotic telepath imprisoned in a future dystopia is weird enough on its own. Malcolm Stevens has the ability to read people's thoughts, and uses it to discover their sexual fantasies. (Instead of getting rich, or escaping from his asylum.)

Money shot: In the second film, a female therapist tries to use shock treatment to cure Stevens, but her assistant gets drawn into a telepathic nightmare where she's trapped with two sexy gargoyles.

Cyberella: Forbidden Passions (1996). It's just your standard-issue cyberpunk redemption-through-sex afterlife story. Mara is a famous virtual reality designer, until she dies in a fire while plugged in to VR. Instead of going to the afterlife, her soul gets trapped in cyberspace, where she meets God. And God tells her to go into other people's VR worlds and have sex with them, until she transcends this plane of existence. Yes, it's that great.

Money shot: Cyberella enters someone's cracked copy of Mac Paint and they have paint-splashing VR sex.

Orgazmo (1998). A naive Mormon missionary gets drawn into doing porn and portrays a superhero named Orgazmo, who wields a ray that causes people to climax in this film by Trey (South Park) Stone. And then, when Joe Young decides to fight back against the sleazy film producer who exploited him, he suddenly finds that he can wield the power of Orgazmo for real.

Money shot: Orgazmo flying-kicks real porn star Ron Jeremy, who explodes into little pieces... only to come back a few minutes later.

Rod Steele 0014 and The Ultimate Attraction (2000-2002). Horror auteur Rolfe Kanefsky has a sideline in scifi soft-core porn movies, which often air late at night on premium cable and then come out on "unrated" DVDs. (He also wrote the totally bizarre Emanuelle vs. Dracula.) Both of these films involve a "clicker" that can increase the horniness level of anyone you point it at, ripped off from Manara's Click. In Steele, a James Bond parody loses track of his arousal-causing gadget and it creates mayhem. In Attraction, a mom-and-pop gym's staff uses the device to save the gym from a gym mogul who wants to buy them out. Really.

Money shot: In Attraction, it turns out the clicker doesn't just increase your arousal, it can transform your body as well. Here, a dorky guy uses the clicker to turn his gym coworker into a supermodel: