You can help by adding to it. Tinto Brass of Italy has dedicated his career to bringing explicit sexuality into mainstream cinema. His films are also notable for feminist -friendly eroticism. In Italy, nudity and strong sexual themes go back to the silent era with films such as The Last Days of Pompeii He is also a co-founder of film company Puzzy Power , a subsidiary of his Zentropa , with the goal of producing hardcore pornographic films for women. Blue is the Warmest Colour sparked an international firestorm over its frank depiction of sexuality between two young women, yet managed to win the Palme d'Or , the highest prize awarded at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May Love contains many explicit unsimulated sex scenes.
United States[ edit ] Lorna was the first of Russ Meyer 's films where the main female part, played in this film by Lorna Maitland , was selected on the basis of her large breast size The inclusion in film of any form of sexuality has been controversial since the development of the medium. Kissing in films , for example, was initially considered by some to be scandalous.
The Kiss contained a kiss, which was regarded as a sex scene and drew general outrage from movie goers, civic leaders, and religious leaders, as utterly shocking, obscene and completely immoral. One contemporary critic wrote, "The spectacle of the prolonged pasturing on each other's lips was beastly enough in life size on the stage but magnified to gargantuan proportions and repeated three times over it is absolutely disgusting.
Other producers would take the criticism on board, or in mock of the standard, and use an implicit kiss, which would be obstructed from view just as the lips would touch, such as shielding a possible kiss by placing say a hat in front of the actors' faces, or fading to grey just as a kiss is to take place, etc.
The display of cleavage created controversy. For example, producer Howard Hughes displayed Jane Russell 's cleavage in The Outlaw and in The French Line , which was found objectionable under the Hays Code because of Russell's "breast shots in bathtub, cleavage and breast exposure" while some of her decollete gowns were regarded to be "intentionally designed to give a bosom peep-show effect beyond even extreme decolletage". The selection of actresses for a role on the basis of their breast size is controversial and has been described as contributing to breast fetishism ,  but has proved to be a draw card.
Producers such as Russ Meyer produced films which featured actresses with large breasts. Lorna was the first of his films where the main female part, played by Lorna Maitland , was selected on the basis of breast size. The producers and exhibitors of the film were prosecuted for obscenity in several US states.
The majority of them were naturally large breasted and he occasionally cast women in their first trimesters of pregnancy to enhance their breast size even further. Unlike Blue Movie, however, Mona had a plot. Boys in the Sand  was an American gay pornographic film,  the first gay porn film to include credits, to achieve crossover success, to be reviewed by Variety,  and one of the earliest porn films, after Blue Movie     to gain mainstream credibility, preceding Deep Throat By genre[ edit ] In North America, erotic films may be primarily character driven or plot driven , with considerable overlap.
Most dramas center around character development, such as Steven Shainberg 's Secretary Comedy films, especially romantic comedies and romantic dramas, tend toward character interaction.