a low-budget movie characterized by extreme violence, excessive gore, gratuitous sex, or other content meant to shock, disgust, or titillate.
What Does the Exploitation Film Genre Have to do with Watergate? An Exploration of LibfixesA few weeks ago, we discussed the –core suffix in relation to the word mumblecore. Today we’re going to take a look at another robust suffix born on the silver screen, –sploitation. While the term mumblecore stuck, another name suggested for this slow-paced genre didn’t quite catch on: ennuisploitation. The ennui element comes from the French word meaning “boredom,” though the perhaps more interesting part …
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Origin of exploitation film
First recorded in 1960–65
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