I Modi: The Scandalous Erotic Blockbuster Banned By The Vatican


A woman walks by a window in the Apostolic Library of the Vatican on September 13, 2010, after its reopening. Christophe Simon / AFP / Getty Images

Nowadays it's no secret that some Papal administrations from centuries past were a bit more scandalous than others, but when master engraver Marcantonio Raimondi created prints of explicit art located within the papal palace, the church was scandalized. Learn more about the bizarre tale of "The Sixteen Pleasures".