Working as an actor requires being open to some crazy things. Having to film a love scene can give even the most courageous and reputable actors some stage fright. But imagine if you had to do it for real?
The ingredients for Good Movie Sex are: dramatic kissing, flashes of skin in the dark, a sexy musical overture, the art of implication, and walking around draped in a sheet afterward which I am convinced nobody has ever done. Truly realistic sexual imagery is, unfortunately, hard to come by in mainstream film, which almost always lacks the nuance, communication, and awkward clean-up that inevitably happens in real life sex. But there are a few sexy diamonds in the rough.
Sometimes the flesh-to-flesh contact onscreen looks so real, you might wonder if the actors are really doing it. But sometimes we have more than an inkling. Here are several examples through the years.
Sign in. Not Rated 93 min Comedy, Drama. A happily married year-old woman who experiences an inexplicable, rather restless craving to finally live her life intensely, retells her extra-marital escapades to her husband intending to spice up their marriage. Votes: 3,
A sexually explicit take on a notorious true-life murder tale set against the rise of Japanese fascism in the s, Senses was shot in on a Tokyo soundstage, but the footage was processed in France, as Oshima was concerned that the police would shut down the shoot due to the graphic content, which included unsimulated sex between its two lead actors, and a climactic act that male viewers would be especially squeamish about. Spoiler alert: a big knife meets a very tender piece of anatomy. As Oshima expected, the film has never been screened uncut in its homeland; instead, pubic-hair-wary censors obscured the sexual activity by adjusting the framing or blurring it out.
Films exploring taboo subjects have existed for nearly as long as the genre of film has existed. The former is remarkable for also containing the first strip tease to be put to film, a feature that was highly risque at the time. It was also fabulously popular.
The intriguing murder mystery paid homage to Total RecallGattaca Niccol's own debut featureand Minority Report with its futuristic advances in technology. In the dystopic world portrayed, a visual record was made of everything that had taken place, via the recorded memories of every individual. That meant the world portrayed disallowed anonymity and privacy, with pop-up IDs for everything. In the provocative, visually-striking story set in a world of constant surveillance via neural implants in the 'Mind's Eye' that stored one's memories in the Etherlone, hard-drinking, divorced and world-weary detective Sal Frieland Clive Owen was tasked with investigating cases, although in his work, he could easily pull up recorded visual memories of violent or homicidal incidents and determine what had happened.
In the film industry, unsimulated sex is the presentation in a film of sex scenes where the actors engage in an actual sex act and are not just miming or simulating the actions. At one time in the United States such scenes were restricted by law and self-imposed industry standards such as the Motion Picture Production Code. Beginning in the late s, most notably with Blue Movie by Andy Warholmainstream movies began pushing boundaries in terms of what was presented on screen.