The film Working with a Daphne du Maurier short story, Roeg gives us Laura Christie and John Sutherlanda married couple who travel from Britain to Venice for his job after losing their young daughter in a drowning accident. Why is it so groundbreaking? It just feels so real.
Welcome to Sexpositions, a weeklong Vulture celebration of sex scenes in movies and on TV. Sex scenes have a rich, varied tradition in the cinema. In the s, they were commodified in startling ways.
What makes a sex scene sexy? More to the point, what makes a sex scene good? A number of sex-positive, LGBTQ-friendly, and otherwise forward-thinking filmmakers have directed scenes that are as steamy as they are moving.
Is there anything better then a super steamy sex scene? Yup, the two get down and dirty while at the pottery wheel. Young Leonardo DiCaprioof course! This scene is total proof of that.
There's no denying the extreme steaminess of the unforgettable scene between Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in Black Swan It's already expected that a movie about porn's going to have a lot of sex, and Boogie Nights doesn't hold back. In one of the very first scenes, young Eddie Adams Mark Wahlberg gets to shoot an adult film with veteran porn star Amber Waves Julian Mooreand things go from 0 to real quick.
The rise of cable television in the 90s and on-demand in the 00s opened new seams of televisual sex for audiences either side of the Atlantic. What once might only have been screened in the small hours on Channel 4 became staple fare on HBO and Netflix, where you could see writhing nude dragon girls Game of Thrones and raunchy lesbian prison scenes Orange Is the New Black. Here, though, there is nary a nipple on show, just a dark and unsettling tryst as Frank Underwood and his wife, Claire, seduce their unworldly bodyguard, Meechum.
Back in the days of yore, it was a rarity to even see a post-sex "we're under the covers" scene on television. But TV has gotten more progressive and open-minded about intercourse yay! In other words, sex is normal, and there's no reason to shy away from it on television.
Try is the operative word. Cecilia and Robbie— her in that green dresshe in that black tux—consummate their love for one another, pinned against a stack of books. Watch the full movie. This sex scene has no penetration or nudity.
Make them too steamy and you run the risk of veering into porn territory. Hold back and your leads may end up looking like cold fish. Out Of Sight was the film which introduced many to the talents of Jennifer Lopez and cemented George Clooney as a bona-fide movie star, and this sizzling sex scene undoubtedly played a big part.
Sex scenes can be funny, they can be intense, and they can be romantic. They can involve puppets, or multiple people, or Sharon Stone. They can play into murder plots, explore dark fantasies, or simply be weird as hell. Throughout the course of filmmaking history, skillful directors have elevated the art form of capturing these onscreen encounters to new—and absolutely crazy—heights.