Starring Marlon Brando, then aged 48 and exuding aggressive masculinity, and Maria Schneider, a 19-year-old French unknown, it featured one of the most infamous movie sex scenes ever filmed.
Denounced as obscene, the film - a tale of lust between an older man and younger woman who meet for anonymous and increasingly racy sexual encounters -was banned in many countries, including areas of Britain.
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While the two were pros at keeping a straight face while chatting about vibrators, Savannah Guthrie couldn't keep her cool, turning beet red in the face. "But I can't think of a PG way to describe what you're selling. Kids are eating their cereal right now."Despite the warning, that didn't stop Fonda from diving deep into the sex talk."They've probably gone to school already and at the end of season two, someone gives us presents and my present is a vibrator," she said.
WATCH: Lily Tomlin Says She's 'Trying' to Get Dolly Parton on 'Grace and Frankie'"Now normally, this would be the section of the interview where I say, 'What is the premise of season three? "Grace has never used a vibrator before and she ends up with carpal tunnel syndrome.