Exporting the Swedish sin

Exporting the Swedish sin

What mad pop star Cliff Richard lead 30 000 angry protesters. And what made US president Lyndon Johnson start an investigation on Sweden. And why did king Gustav XI Adolf receive international complaints?

Because of the Swedish sin! And it all started with the film One Summer of Happiness.

All the big questions of life compressed into a book was a bestseller. And all the breasts of the main character compressed into one poster made it a blockbuster. And the Swedish sin was born – mostly in America though.

More films was made in Sweden with various stories, but all with a common theme. Women in their birthday suits.

One may laugh today. But a lesson to be learned from history is to not label nudity and sexuality as sinfulness. Period.