Directed byGustaf Wiklund
Written byTony Forsberg
Produced byIngemar Ejve, Gustav Wiklund
StarringChristina Lindberg
Heinz Hopf
Edited byIngemar Ejve
Music byBerndt Egerbladh, Ralph Lundsten
Distributed byOlympic Film International AB (Sweden)
Release date
May 1, 1971
Running time
92 minutes

Exponerad (transl. Exposed), also known as Diary of a Rape, The Depraved, and Exposed, is a 1971 Swedish sexploitation film directed by Lars Gustaf Emil Wiklund (not to be confused with the actor Gustav Wiklund) and starring Christina Lindberg.

Plot premise

Lena, played by Lindberg, has a boyfriend but is lured in by an abusive older man.[1] Lena's perceptions of the events remain largely ambiguous to the viewer, in part due to the film's nonlinear narrative.[2]

Release and reception

The film was initially released at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. After screening, it was banned in 27 countries— a fact that was later used widely in the film's promotional materials.[3]

In the U.S., 15 minutes were edited out of the film and it was marketed under the titles Diary of a Rape and The Depraved, although the advertising for The Depraved stated that it was being presented without a single cut. The English-language versions now available use the translation of the original title, Exposed.[2]

Like many sexploitation films, it was widely considered gratuitously sexual and violent, but some critics today still note the film's non-linear timeline and otherwise relatively artistic presentation.

The film was re-released in 2012 alongside 5 other films as part of The Swedish Erotica Collection.[1]



  1. ^ a b Tyler, Kieron (January 23, 2012). "The Swedish Erotica Collection: Alienation, Education and Morality". TheArtsDesk.com. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Patterson, Adam (January 10, 2014). "Grindhouse Weekly: EXPONERAD". Film Pulse. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Stevenson, Jack (September 5, 2015). Scandinavian Blue: The Erotic Cinema of Sweden and Denmark in the 1960s and 1970s. McFarland. p. 208. ISBN 9781476612591. Retrieved February 5, 2020.