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She hasn't ever enjoyed this fashion ahead of and reveals it a thrilling event. Her send fastened through her lover, Barbarella resumes her flight, merely to crash into the floor and prove a ways less than in Labyrinth. right here she meets the good-looking, blond Pygar, whose white wings make her think he's an angel. in truth he's the final of the ornithanthropes. The Black Queen, the nice tyrant of Sogo, has destroyed his sight and his will to fly. Barbarella additionally meets the aged Professor Ping, who delivers to mend her send. He tells her to find Durand-Durand in Sogo. yet of all these exiled to Labyrinth via the Black Queen, merely Pygar has the power to take her there—and he refuses to fly. Pygar rescues Barbarella from the queen’s Black defend. She rewards him by way of making like to him within the out of date manner. in a while, she sings and he flies. he's taking her to Sogo, a urban equipped upon the mathmos, a residing liquid that feeds on all of the city’s evil. the gorgeous Black Queen and her vicious concierge arrest Barbarella and Pygar, whose wings are nailed to a move. installed a cage with birds that assault her, Barbarella is rescued via Dildano, who's making plans a insurrection opposed to the queen. They make love. She has the same opinion to aid within the revolution if Dildano might help her locate Durand-Durand. The concierge captures Barbarella and attempts to kill her on his over the top desktop, yet she brief circuits the computer. She realizes the concierge is Durand-Durand. He locks her within the Chamber of desires with the Black Queen. The queen helplessly watches Durand-Durand coronate himself—his first step to ruling the universe. there's a revolution. Durand-Durand sends Dildano and Ping into oblivion along with his Positronic Ray. The queen unleashes the mathmos, which gobbles up Durand-Durand and all of Sogo. however the mathmos won’t devour the blameless Barbarella and Pygar, and the queen survives through staying of their protecting bubble. Pygar flies the 2 girls towards the send Ping mounted. Barbarella asks Pygar how he can forgive the Black Queen for all she’s performed to him. He smiles: “An angel has no reminiscence. ” A exposure shot of Jane Fonda in a single of Barbarella’s outlandish costumes. Such revealing clothing is likely one of the significant purposes the image keeps its cult prestige; such stills—at as soon as foolish and sexy—have lengthy been renowned between memorabilia creditors. At virtually each press convention selling a brand new Jane Fonda movie, a few spiteful reporter will sneak in a snide query approximately Barbarella in hopes of seeing her squirm. evidently, they think she’d prefer to burn each print of this photograph, made prior to her politicization, within which she spends all her monitor time in quite a few states of undress and performs a personality who's rescued again and again through males, whom she then rewards with intercourse. yet whereas Fonda admits to many blunders in her previous, she insists that Barbarella isn’t certainly one of them. “I like it—it’s fun,” she’ll inform the reporter succinctly, after which flip the tables on him: “Why? Don’t you? ” or “Why don’t you? ” now not wishing to confess to having been as a lot angry via Barbarella’s sexual escapades the 10th time he observed the movie because the first, and never bold to discuss this intimidating actress over even if Vadim exploited her, the reporter normally backs down sheepishly.