The French never did shy away from the adult material and often had fully x-rated picture shoots or videos as soon as they could be produced. This would add to their adult clubs, even gay clubs, as they were quite open to sexual behaviors of all kinds. Their photos and films had no limits either, as this picture is clearly for a spanking fetish. The woman being spanked is playing a maid who broke some dishes. The French made pornographic material almost immediately after the invention of film was made, and marketed ever since. Other nations took up to 60 years before they would follow suit.