Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Why the Controversy of Steamy Sex Scenes?

(Photo of Halle Berry in a compromising position thanks to Billy Bob Thorton (not pictured) in 2001's provocative Monster's Ball)

WARNING:
CONTAINS STEAMY CONTENT!


With the new film Blue Valentine, the story of an in love yet volatile couple, opening this Friday, there's big buzz about the intensity of the fight (more emotional) scenes between Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, All Good Things) and Michelle William's (Brokeback Mountain, Deception) characters--- but more so, buzz over the steamy sex scenes within in the movie. 


Oral sex scenes in particular. 


Scenes where the couple perform oral sex on each other landed the movie a NC-17 Rating (the rating no film really wants to have because it limits the audience members in seeing the movie, thus causing the film to lose money) from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) but due to an appeal, the rating was switched R-rated.


I don't understand why one (or a couple) of steamier sex scenes within a film causes a stir in the first place.


Wild or mild, they are fake sex scenes!


If there ever is a film (and not porn) that shows penetration and actors and actresses, actually having real sex, I could see then why it would cause stir.


But commotion over fake sex scenes (unless it's a rape scene or children "having sex"), is inane.


Oral sex scenes with in a movie, however, are rare--- especially when a male character is performing it on a female character--- instead of the more popular other way around scenes in movies.


I've seen just a handful of films to date where oral sex is given to a woman by a man:




Monster's Ball 
(Billy Bob Thorton and Halle Berry are the couple in the sex scene) 


White Palace  
(James Spader and Susan Sarandon are the couple in the sex scene)

*Basic Instinct 
(Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone are the couple in the sex scene)


*A History of Violence
(Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello are the couple in the sex scene)

*(Mutual oral sex is shown however.)





  The "other way around" type of sex scenes in films aren't rampant but certainly occur or are insinuated more often.


And when that's the case, there is no stir caused at all.


 Ryan Gosling complained that the original NC-17 rating was because of a double standard.
On the scene where he is being giving says:
"There's plenty of oral sex scenes in a lot of movies, where it's a man receiving it from a woman - and they're R-rated. Ours is reversed and somehow it's perceived as pornographic. How is it possible that these movies that torture women in a sexual context can have an R rating but a husband and wife making love is inappropriate?"


Nicely said. 


I don't think there should be much to any controversy over fake movie sex scenes.
  
And as for oral sex scenes, it's a nice change to see an actor on his knees instead of an actress.

Here's to more of those type of controversy, steamy sex scenes!


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3 comments:

  1. i like this post 2 kidd, good onez listed, the one from history of violence was krazy cuz it happened out of the blue! another good one was bruce willis & Jane March "Color of Night" & Lisa Bonet & Mickey Rourke "Angel Heart". Also, a slept on was Jada Pinkett & Blair Undorwood "Set It Off" & Monica Calhoun & Taye Diggs in "Best Man" allen panye and jada pinkett - "jason lyric" can't 4get DMX and Keisha in "Belly" on the interracial tip, wesley snipes & j-Lo in "Money Train"

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  2. the onez i listed don't contain the oral sex from man 2 woman, but they were downright real as if i almost coulda been in XXXX Films!!!! should do a post on realest sex & foot fetish scenes!

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  3. A movie that contains a real woman to man oral scene is between Chloe Sevigny and Vincent Gallo in the Brown Bunny. He was the writer and director and wanted it to be authentic. Also, they used to go out. Check this out, it has a list of movies w/ unsimulated sex scenes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsimulated_sex_in_film

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