Now, February 14th is about many things: So, in honor of all those getting laid tonight — and to give those of you who are single something to do — we present a brief history of the movie sex scene, with a somewhat random selection of ten of our favorites, and ten of what we consider to be the very worst.
Let us know your own favorites and not-so-favorites in the comments section below. Oh, and everything that follows is pretty much NSFW, obviously.
The sequence is disorienting and amazing, with sexiness to spare. It was so sexy, in fact, that several seconds had to be clipped from the domestic release to secure an R rating.
Those cuts have been reinstated for the now out-of-print DVD release, which for some reason still carries the R. Rumors have persisted that the scene was not simulated, and watching it now, you can understand why many thought it was the real deal. But it also serves as a contrast to the later scene.
Suddenly, he stops, but then she urges him to continue, the two desperately fucking on the stairs with a passion that is markedly different from the comfortable, romantic sex of the earlier scene.
A sequence such as this is always going to require walking a fine line see: We seem them getting to know each other at a cheesy hotel bar, in a kind of elaborate role-playing game, and at the same time we see them getting frisky, with both stars getting down to their skivvies.
The fact that it features two giant movie stars at the peak of their respective handsomeness is just an added bonus. This is an homage that has just as much of an impact as the original. But finally, it happens; without even a kiss, Jack takes his jeans down, and the pair have sex. She beds first Tenoch, then Julio, each proving awkward and less than skilled in the sack.
Darcy type, her boyfriend Jeremy Davies the harmless, hapless Bill Pullman figure. After a disastrous mission in Cairo, Broadway actor turned anti-terrorist agent Gary Parker , and psychologist team-mate Lisa Kristen Miller share their feelings, and sleep together. Together, they plot to kill the husband, and the usual noirish complications ensue.
But one of the major differences from the Lana Turner-starring original besides a sharp script from David Mamet, his first screen credit is the initial sex scene between the pair. Kyle MacLachlan, for his part, just looks sort of bewildered, although his upper body strength is impressive and his amazing hair never seems to falter. And indeed, we were tempted not to include them, but then we watched them again, and decided we really had no option. But again, there is a reason for that, not least in its notorious and interminable sex scene.
Affleck plays a junior mobster, who kidnaps the mentally-challenged younger brother Justin Bartha of a prosecutor in order to gain leverage for his boss, only to find that his employer has also hired a woman, Ricki Lopez , to aid him with the task. But it is really the frattiest of fratboy sex scenes, and borderline repulsive for several reasons. It stars Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche as a pair that breaks their vows to have a torrid love affair with one another.
Malle, Binoche, Irons, adulterous lovers. I had the ignominy of watching this movie with my Dad when I was a teenager these were the days you went to the video store and picked up a VHS without knowing much more than the actors that starred and as much as there were painful, uncomfortable silences, they were often broken by loud laughs of recognition that we were watching some of the most absurd and silly sex scenes we had ever seen. From the opening sequence recounting the hostage scenario at the Munich Olympic Games to the revenge plot hatched by the Israel government to seek out those that were responsible and systematically eliminate them, the film is Spielberg at his most fearless and virtuosic.
Except, at a key juncture, when it all goes to shit. This is weird for a number of reasons: Two, why would he be having sweaty sex flashbacks to an event that he was never actually at? Sometimes bold moves result in equally bold miscalculations.