It seems today that all we see is violence in movies and sex on TV… but how much actual REAL sex do we see in movie theaters? Sex sells but has always made Hollywood a little uncomfortable – especially when the actors involved are not actually… acting.
Join us, then, as we look back at 10 movie sex scenes that weren’t the product of years of theatre school or slick editing technique: these ones happened for real. It probably goes without saying, of course: adult supervision is required.
The 1970s film “Caligula” is reported to be the first time that recognized, notable actors starred in a movie that featured pornographic scenes. Many of the sex scenes were not fake, and included scenes that featured oral sex and penetration, the movie as a whole wasn’t received well by critics or the public.
2. All About Anna
“All About Anna” is a Danish film by Lars Von Trier that is described as a movie about sexual relationships, so it’s only natural that you’d see various people doing the horizontal mambo. The intercourse and masturbation scenes really did happen, and producers responded to the uproar about the controversy by saying in a statement, “Without the sex scenes, the film’s drama would fall apart. This was a particular challenge to the film’s cast, who had to cope with the traditional social and human traumas associated with having real sex in front of a camera.”
3. The Brown Bunny
In “The Brown Bunny,” actress Chloë Sevigny pretty much shows off her fellatio chops by performing oral sex on her co-star, Vincent Gallo, in their sex scene.
Lars Von Trier is known for producing films that push the envelope by using unsimulated sex scenes, and his star-studded “Nymphomaniac” was no different. It’s said that while the stars truly are engaging in intercourse, they used porn or sex doubles for the ejaculation shots.
5. Lie With Me
Viewers thought that “The L Word” star Lauren Lee Smith and actor Eric Balfour’s sex scenes in “Lie With Me” looked a bit too realistic, and that’s because they were.
6. Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song
In 1971, Melvin Van Peebles had tongues wagging about his sex scene in his film “Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song.” It was many years later that he admitted that yes, the sex was real — because he contracted an STD. Because of that, he was able to receive workers compensation.
7. Pink Flamingos
John Waters’ campy 1972 cult classic “Pink Flamingo,” Divine’s character and her son, Crackers, engage in incestuous sexual behaviors inside of a friend’s home and the oral sex Divine performs is real.
The French film “Baise-moi” translates to “f–k me,” so be prepared to see exactly that when watching. The sex scenes aren’t just graphic, but they’re real, and some considered the movie — which was a dud with critics and viewers — practically pornography.
9. Little Ashes
Robert Pattinson’s film “Little Ashes” has a scene where the actor admits he was masturbating. He admitted to pleasuring himself because faking it “just doesn’t work.”
10. 9 Songs
“9 Songs” is considered to have one of the worst film sex scenes of all time, and that must be horrible for stars Kieran O’Brien and Margo Stilley who didn’t even fake their intercourse.