Ecstasy In this Czech film, the great Hedy Lamarr plays a young, frustrated bride who flees her marriage to a wealthy, impotent older man and finds love and lust in the arms of a virile engineer.
This may have been the first documented sex scene in cinema. But interestingly, although the film itself contains copious nudity including a famous, extended scene of Lamarr skinny-dipping the sex scene itself is largely demure.
Some say Gallo was using a prosthetic; Gallo of course claims he was not. Many in the gay community felt the film was homophobic and were worried about the portrait of homosexuals in the film. Even though the film was based on a real case and was mostly a genre movie, Friedkin himself understood their concerns. It also came out around the same time that AIDS was given a name … But many critics who wrote for gay publications or the underground press felt that the film was not the best foot forward as far as gay liberation was concerned, and they were right.
But in the late '60s, it became the biggest foreign hit on U. Full-frontal male nudity was not something one saw in mainstream theaters in the U. But it could be argued that the early, looking-in-the-mirror sex scene between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman was more significant.
That then set up many critics and audiences for inevitable disappointment, when they discovered that the film was, indeed, a curiously old-fashioned thriller that was uninterested in titillation or breaking taboos. Cruise and Kidman never particularly had much chemistry, but here, Kubrick seems to play off that idea: Kubrick's final masterpiece A riveting erotic thriller But its historical significance cannot be denied: And totally devoid of nudity or anything explicit.
So, is it a sex scene? Well, ask yourself this: Could it possibly be anything else? The two characters are brought together by profound grief, with one bottling it in and the other letting it out. It might also be why so many people find the scene offensive and debasing. Berry plays it perfectly and won a well-deserved Oscar for the role.
Tough but rewarding Pain, grief and guilt cause unlikely connections And maybe it is, to some extent. The film became a massive hit that spawned a decades-old franchise with a new one coming out next summer and a fairly elaborate, time-hopping mythology. Most of that mythology involves one John Connor, leader of the human resistance against the machines in the future. But even though nothing in this movie is explicit, the film was originally slapped with an NC for a scene of Gosling going down on Williams, which serves to highlight just how insanely hypocritical the MPAA often is.
Gosling himself lashed out at the ratings board, noting that men receive oral sex in films all the time, and that this double standard over a woman being on the receiving end of such a scene was outrageous. Director Derek Cianfrance Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance talks to Simon Foster about the origins of his film, and of the hypocrisy that's rife in Hollywood depictions of sex. Blue Valentine Review A beautiful, frustrating, glimpse at lost love.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour Abdellatif Kechiche's three-hour tale of sexual awakening won last year's Palme d'Or at Cannes, and at first, it seemed like a bit of a breakthrough: Here was an expansive tale of two young women falling in love, with extended scenes of fairly explicit lesbian sex — playful, intimate, and, yes, pretty exciting. Some critics were divided, and the actresses themselves seemed to be not entirely onboard with director Kechiche's methods.
The wonder of the film's early, lengthy sex scenes served a purpose, however; the film itself is about how the initial excitement of romance often gives way to the mundane, and how we all drift apart. And, to be fair, it's too soon really to deem any of the film's sex "important. To some extent, that was a response to the conservative production codes of the era, but it also lent the films a kind of latent sexual tension: But in the '70s and '80s, we got to see the sex.
But oddly enough, the sex scene is one of the few non-disturbing elements in this dystopian masterpiece — a film that is otherwise steeped in cruelty, rape, and violence. And although this extended dream of a normal life turns out to be just that — a dream — it also features one short scene of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, whom he marries, having sex complete with a Jesus butt shot!
That infuriated many, in the U. In America, the controversy over the film provided an opportunity for the religious right to cohere and coalesce around a single, headline-grabbing issue — a model for future action. It also revealed to viewers that Mark Wahlberg could act.
Reilly, and William H. World Police What to say about this one? Watch the uncut version sometime, but be sure to bring a barf bag.
World Police Review Thank God for the neck. That adds an extra element of suspense to the rest of the film, as the racial tensions of the neighborhood boil over. Characters in movies who are asked to come back have an annoying tendency to wind up dying.
How surprising then to find out later that Perez felt intensely uncomfortable while filming the scene. A remarkable achievement One of the most honest and disturbing films ever made on the subject of racism.
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