Hyperallergic – In the 1896 “Victorian Lady in Her Boudoir,” a heavily clothed woman enters a room and, button by button, fastener by fastener, drops her modest petticoats and corset until she’s wearing just a chemise, her feet bare. It might not seem racy now, but according to the British Film Institute (BFI), it’s the earliest known erotic film made in the UK. BFI adds that “it’s possible that other (and perhaps more explicit) examples exist in private hands, but this is certainly the oldest surviving British film of its kind we know of.” – read more 

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