Everyone who follows the Skin blog's Foreign Film Friday articles knew this day was coming. Today is the day we focus on Luis Buñuel's psychosexual drama Belle de Jour starring the impeccably gorgeous Catherine Deneuve

This 1967 French film may not seem like much today, but it was an absolutely shocking flick in its day. The plot is relatively simple: Catherine plays a wealthy housewife named Severine whose feeling bored in her life. She decides to open herself up and give her life excitement by becoming a part-time prostitute at a local brothel. 

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Catherine goes on several sexual escapades that place her in her underwear in this erotic surrealist film. Her character's secret life on her country manor. She also engages in very hot BDSM that includes her getting whipped, being tied-up and engaging in all kinds of sexy degradation. Her imagination and her sexual desires know no bounds! 

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The other women in the brothel are looking good, too. We love getting to know Maria Latour and Françoise Fabian in their lingerie. 

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Belle de Jour is super hot, so we genuinely suggest watching the full film. The entire plot is about sex, so what do you have to lose? Gorgeous French women letting loose and exploring their masochistic desires? Mr. Skin approves! 

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