Blue Movie

Whilst reading, I like to keep the television on for background music. Such was the case late Saturday night, when I delved deeper into The 52 Seductions by Betty Herbert.

The movie playing in the background was Dances with Wolves, which I quite frankly could not have cared less about, were it not for a moment of carnality…..

The sex scene in the movie made me think. Just how effective is sex in the context of a mainstream blockbuster?

It’s been a while since I’ve set foot in a cinema. But I used to frequent my local, until I moved and it wasn’t my local anymore. I miss the days where I could get excited over a film. Definitely when I knew that at some point there would be a sexy interlude.

Sex scenes in movies were my porn back then. I can’t even count how many movies I’ve seen in the last ten years, let alone how many sex scenes unfolded in front of my virginal (*cough*) eyes.

But there was always something lacking. I didn’t realize that until later in life, when my eye for films became more critical.

What is an average blockbuster sex scene? Lingering looks, close ups here and there, plinky plonky music in the background…. And then, poof, montage happens. Little snippets of kisses, the guy moving up and down, the woman moaning and then… nothing.

It’s just my opinion, but it does leave me a little… unsatisfied.

It’s like the scene is there just to… well, add another scene to the entirety. The scene is not treated with respect. And it irks me that sex is shown in such a way.

Is it just me? Is it because I’m too spoiled by porn? Have I come to expect too much from the business I have so much love for?

All I ask is just one steaming hot sex scene. Nakedness and laughing and flirting and not just.. fucking about with the concept of sex! Please Hollywood? Otherwise  I might have to give up my membership to your fan club. 

Of course, there are movies that do it just the way I like. I have particular love for the unholy hotness that is the David Tennant/Kate Ashfield scene at the start of Secret Smile. But that doesn’t count, because it’s not a movie, right?

Bugger that, I still think it’s hot.

I hope movies can find a way to do sex right. Sex is not always candles and longing looks. Sex can be primal, dirty fucking on the floor of a hotel room, for example.

Again, your mileage may vary, but that was just my little nugget.

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  1. I cannot agree with you more! Some scenes that stick out in my mind: the stairway sex scene between Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello in A History of Violence and the morgue scene between Joaquin Pheonix and Kate Winslet in Quills. I felt they were both atypical and very hot.

    If I think of any others, I’ll pass them along. 🙂

  2. Personally I think when mainstream films do sex well it is FAR better than porn. And the art of suggestion rather than explicitness is such a tease, such a turn on. It’s true that most films deal with sex in a sort of “meh” way, but then most films are sort of “meh”.

  3. This is why you need to watch more soft porn…


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