Le Coucher de la Mariée (1896) or Bedtime for the Bride or The Bridegroom’s Dilemma is a French erotic short film considered to be one of the first pornographic films made.
The original film has been estimated to be around 7 minutes long, but degraded to a poor condition in the French Film Archives until it was found in 1996, and only two minutes of the film have survived, which include merely undressing.
The film was shot in a theater set and featured cabaret performer Louise Willy who performs a striptease behind a screen from an unknown male actor who pretends to read a newspaper.
When looking at real pornographic movies, 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.
In the movie three young women are bathing in a river. This leads to them having sex with each other. Then the devil appears and forces one woman to perform oral sex on him. Then he has sex with all three.