Nothing like a good sex scene in a movie. This can run from lovey-dovey cuddle crap, to soft-core stuff, to full on super-raunch scenes you would be embarrassed to watch while sitting next to your father. To really stick out from the masses, a good sex scene has to be jarring in some manner, good or bad. Here is a list of some–in my opinion–memorable sex scenes, both loved and hated.
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
I couldn’t stand this movie, and I think it has something to do with this animalistic roll in the dirt sex scene between Jason Schwartzman and Isabelle Huppert. Don’t get me wrong, I love a fresh-air frisk! But it just rubbed me the wrong way, like Hummers and designer dogs (not together, although that too). I only saw it once, when it first came out, so maybe I should revisit..maybe.
Olivier Martinez and Diane Lane in a public bathroom stall makes me all sweaty with excitement. Well, not really, but really–I want to take off Martinez’ clothing with my teeth. Anyways, it is a huge step for me to say I like this scene, because I have had an intense soft-spot for Richard Gere since Pretty Woman.
High Fidelity (2000)
I love this movie, and have not yet read the book, but it is on my list! I love the car scene between Laura and Rob, when she says “It hasn’t been so long since I looked at you from here” partially because it was delivered directly after “I knew there was a reason I wore a skirt today.” But really, if I was reuniting with an ex in a car on the (romantically rainy) night of my dad’s funeral, I would never come up with something so striking. I would probably say “quick, put it in before I change my mind,” or something really awful like that. There isn’t even any nudity in this scene but it’s still great. Also amusing is the scene in which Rob imagines Laura screwing her new mancandy, a really sweaty Tim Robbins. The scene is pretty exaggerated, but I know we have all lay awake at night, feeling jilted, having a nightmarish vision of an ex having a rowdy romp with someone else. Right? Right?
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
I can’t even talk about this movie, because it disturbed me. Shudder.
This is one of my.all.time.favorite.movies. And the funny thing is it is all about sex (and relationships and the people who have them) but it has absolutely no actual sex in it! Lots of talking about sex, a smoldering strip-tease by the sexiest woman alive, and this: the racy cyber-sex scene between Jude Law and Clive Owen, as Jude pretends to be Julia Robert’s character and Clive Owen gets off to a dude pretending to be a girl…I saw this scene on the big screen with my dad, which was super awkward. But other than that, I love love love it and its funny british slang and humor.
There are lots of intense lezzie love scenes, including the over-hyped Wild Things, or the super dramatic Mulholland Dr. But the scene from Chloe between Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried was pretty intense. A double whammy is delivered When Seyfriend later seduces Moore’s character’s teenage son, in Moore’s bed, while turning herself on by the sight of Moore’s hooker heels, er, shoes in the closet. Yowza!
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
I will never forget when Maribel Verdú’s character, Luisa, goes down on Julio and Tenoch simultaneously, getting them so worked up they end up locking lips with each other. And your mother, too!
Team America (2004)
Puppet sex. Enough said.
Okay, what are your most epic sexy sex scenes? I wanna know! Tell me in the comments.
(Hey, aren’t you glad I didn’t mention Brokeback Mountain! oh, whoops!)