El Satario, also known as El Sartorio, is the name of one of the earliest surviving pornographic films. It was supposedly produced in Argentina in 1907, and includes possibly the first use of extreme close-ups of genitalia. Others date it to 1930s Cuba.[1] It has been suggested that the film is intended as a parody of Vaslav Nijinsky's ballet Afternoon of a Faun.[2]

El Sartorio
Cuatro fotogramas de El Sartorio.jpg
Four frames from the film
Directed byAnonymous
Release date
  • 1907 (1907)
Running time
8 minutes
The full film


While a group of young women are frolicking in the countryside, a satyr appears and forces one woman to receive and perform oral sex and then have sex with him. Then the other women come and put him to flight.


The Kinsey Institute dates the film between 1907 and 1912.[3] Journalist Kurt Tucholsky described in a 1913 article his experience viewing several stag films in Berlin, one of which has a similar description to El Satario.[4]

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  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2007). Black and White and Blue: Adult Cinema from the Victorian Age to the VCR. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: ECW Press. pp. 67–68. ISBN 9781554903023.
  2. ^ Slade, Joseph W. (1993). "BERNARD NATAN: FRANCE'S LEGENDARY PORNOGRAPHER". Journal of Film and Video. 45 (2/3): 72–90.
  3. ^ "El Satario". IUCAT Kinsey Institute.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Tucholsky, Kurt (1965). Ausgewählte Werke (in German). Rowohlt Verlag. pp. 54–56.

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