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10 Realistically Awkward Movie Sex Scenes
Sex isn't always perfectly choreographed. Which is why these films got it right.
By Amanda Green
The New Yorker's film critic Anthony Lane once said, "An alien watching modern movies would think that human intercourse consisted of nothing more than two faces approaching and docking in horizontal silhouette." And in ninety-nine percent of movies, it's true. Two beautiful people kiss; the man reveals his perfectly chiseled chest. After that, whatever nudity is the woman's, and there's no mention of the biology or physics of the whole thing. Thankfully, there are some exceptions. The sex scenes in these movies look a little more familiar.
Nothing kills the mood like bringing up relationship stress – whether it's money or family planning – right before sex. Keeping a big secret from you partner doesn't help, either. In this case, the secret is six-feet tall and boyishly rugged. Aside from that, who can’t relate?
Y Tu Mamá También
Premature ejaculation happens to every guy at some point. It's not any less embarrassing when it happens in a romance language, either.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Or in this case, fast times in the Ridgemont High baseball dugout. We all imagined our first times would be thrilling. But only a few of us were right.
The Ice Storm
Everyone experiments as a kid. We don’t all get walked in on by our dads while fooling around with the neighbor boy, or while wearing a Richard Nixon mask, but still.
Sometimes you don't really know each other. And you struggle to get undressed. And you're thinking it's not the first time you've done this recently.