Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Sign up for The Complex Newsletter for breaking news, events, and unique stories. As titillating as the phrase "full frontal nudity" may sound, baring it all on screen is not always a sexy endeavor. Truth be told, nudity can be as frightening for an audience as it is for the thespian tasked with dropping trou see The Shining. Then there's also the gender aspect to consider, the fact that women are more often the ones to bare it all, while shots of naked men on film, for whatever reason, consistently causes a stir. Going back to the Forgetting Sarah Marshall example. It's easy to recall how often the movie became known for that Jason Segel dick scene in the first act.
The 35 Steamiest Movie Sex Scenes of All Time
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The Playlist Staff. On the mind. What makes nudity gratuitous? But getting a consensus on whose ass crack does actually inform the story, and whose nipples are completely surplus to narrative requirements, is a much, um, slipperier issue. So here they are, the 20 instances of skin-baring, sometimes partial, sometimes total, that made a lasting impression on us. Read, comment, but remember, underneath just a thin layer of clothing, every single blessed one of us is butt naked. And, and obviously, this is NSFW. Then again, freeze framing a VHS was an inexact science that required a lot of concentration.
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Here's the thing. People have sex. Movies have sex scenes. Wouldn't it be intriguing if a movie featured two actors having actual, consensual sex, instead of just mimicking sex in a way that looks great onscreen but is almost certainly very, very awkward in real life? Well, these 31 movies ahead have answered your prayers—they all feature plenty of sex, but where they differ from other movies is that the sex you see onscreen is completely and one hundred percent real.
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.