Welcome to Sexpositions, a weeklong Vulture celebration of sex scenes in movies and on TV. Sex scenes have a rich, varied tradition in the cinema. In the s, they were commodified in startling ways. These days, they tend to be relatively rare. Some of the scenes on this list are seminal moments in film history for better and for worse. Some are flash points that wound up changing our culture in interesting ways. Some came to represent nefarious, exploitative trends. And some are just unforgettable scenes that informed what came after them. 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.
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Best Movie Sex Scenes
Is there anything better than watching two hot actors do unspeakable things to each other? The best sex scenes are surprising and even boundary pushing. The best sex scenes can be downright sexy or thought-provoking or iconic or even kind of weird in a hot way. In no particular order, here are 25 of the best sex scenes from movies. This scene comes after tons of buildup, making it even hotter. The characters have extremely, uh, vocal sex all over the house. After tons of tension, the lust here definitely hits.
The 35 Steamiest Movie Sex Scenes of All Time
Sex scenes are nearly as old as movies themselves. In fact, one of the first films to be screened for the public debuted in and was called The Kiss. It was quite steamy for its time, featuring a full-on brushing of the lips, which, let us tell you, really riled up the modest-minded folks of the late 19th century.
The Franco-Italian romance starring Marlon Brando centered on a couple that conducts an anonymous sexual relationship in an unfurnished apartment in Paris. The film's portrayal of sexual violence and the use of butter as a lubricant sparked controversy, even earning a TIME cover story. Watch here. Tom Cruise burst onto the movie scene by having sex on an abandoned Chicago "L" train with a call girl as a high schooler in this movie. Some of the scenes border on assault, and at one point the couple even has sex after stabbing another man in the buttocks. The movie was based on the real-life sexual relationships among Anais Nin, famed author Henry Miller, and his wife June Miller. Sharon Stone's infamous leg-crossing scene has gone down in cinema history as one of the most provocative shots ever filmed. Back when he was still widely known as underwear model Marky Mark, Mark Wahlberg took on the role of a porn star in Paul Thomas Anderson's matter-of-fact look at the mechanics of porn. Stanley Kubrick's last film, starring real couple Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, included several sex scenes real and fantasy as well as an orgy scene that had to be altered to earn an R rating for the American release. Two friends spontaneously decide to engage in a sexual relationship with an older woman while on a road trip.