#111753. Asked by unclerick. (Dec 27 09 9:55 PM)
The word 'blue' has meant risque or off-color in various contexts since about the turn of the century. It may be associated with the custom of changing the colors of the spotlights in burlesque houses during the more titillating acts but the etymology isn't certain.
"Blue movie" merely follows in that tradition of usage meaning a risque or off-color film.
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