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Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 17:46
I keep thinking of this all the time

Is it really that necessary to show sexual scenes in almost like the highest percentage of the movies.

What is there that movie directors/ producers seek from having the actors actually reveal their bodies or even act/perform sexual activities for the people to see :confused:

I just feel bad about this;I really do not want to see that;
sometimes I feel dismissing the whole movie just because of it

I mean we know about it, we learned about it,but I do not want to hear the moans of some other man/ woman just :mad:
Makes me go crazy :cen:

Apathetic
08-05-11, 17:47
Sex is real, get over it.

larafan25
08-05-11, 17:47
It's there for...

realism
entertainment
etc....

Why is anything else in a movie? Some movies have people taking a crap.

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 17:50
^ these answers explain nothing, I'm sorry to say that

If they would just show that the man/woman hugged/kissed and then they swift to another incident, realism will be gone?

And taking crap is not the same as a sexual scene; I find it very immoral

Apathetic
08-05-11, 17:51
Sex is immoral. Oh dear. :rolleyes:

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 17:51
Sex sells. You know.

larafan25
08-05-11, 17:51
^ these answers explain nothing, I'm sorry to say that

If they would just show that the man/woman hugged/kissed and then they swift to another incident, realism will be gone?

And taking crap is not the same as a sexual scene; I find it very immoral

Well....I don't have morals. So I like it.

Really though, it's realism. Humans have sex, to survive.

Cochrane
08-05-11, 17:51
Well, there is a lot of analysis one could do about the effects, both intended and actual, of such scenes, such as ensuring a higher rating (and thus making the movie seem more adult and hence intelligent, at least at first glance), a general trend of sexualization in media, a public that is much more willing to accept this and in fact demand this now and so on. I think for the most part, though, it can be summed up quite briefly as:

Sex sells.

Apathetic
08-05-11, 17:52
Well....I don't have morals. So I like it.



Lmao. :tmb:

Nerd For Life
08-05-11, 17:52
Sex is immoral. Oh dear. :rolleyes:

IT'S DISGUSTING and WRONG!

(:vlol:)

larafan25
08-05-11, 17:53
Why are there sex scenes in a movie about Killer Piranhas? Well yeah, sex sells.

However sex scenes in a more...biographic film is realism and transparency.

maximum_123
08-05-11, 17:53
Well....I don't have morals. So I like it.

:vlol:

But seriously, get over it. You can't control what goes into a movie, or whatever material it may be, a game, a book etc. Sometimes sexual tension can be for the best, especially if it is portrayed correctly. It can add so much depth to a character and tense scenes are always the best anyway.

SkyPuppy
08-05-11, 17:54
oh boy... :rolleyes:

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 17:56
Sex is real, get over it.

So is taking a dump. You want to watch that?

Sex scenes aren't in films becase of 'realism'. They are in films because people will pay money in exchange for a boner.

Nerd For Life
08-05-11, 17:57
So is taking a dump. You want to watch that?

Sex scenes aren't in films becase of 'realism'. They are in films because people will pay money in exchange for a boner.

People PAY for films to get a boner? There's the internet for that.

larafan25
08-05-11, 17:57
So is taking a dump. You want to watch that?

Sex scenes aren't in films becase of 'realism'. They are in films because people will pay money in exchange for a boner.

Depends on the movie I'd say.

TombOfRaiders
08-05-11, 17:57
I keep thinking of this all the time

Is it really that necessary to show sexual scenes in almost like the highest percentage of the movies.

What is there that movie directors/ producers seek from having the actors actually reveal their bodies or even act/perform sexual activities for the people to see :confused:

I just feel bad about this;I really do not want to see that;
sometimes I feel dismissing the whole movie just because of it

I mean we know about it, we learned about it,but I do not want to hear the moans of some other man/ woman just :mad:
Makes me go crazy :cen:

I don't mind it.

...

I seem to quite enjoy it. :D

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 17:57
You seem not to understand the point here

It is not that sex is immoral

Sex is all living things thing to surivive, have pleasure etc...

I mean would you want yourself having sex in the street in front of everybody? :confused:

And yes I find it disrepectful if I am somewhere and two couples just go on moaning and having sex without any slight consideration that I am not there; as if they ignore me being there; yes this is immoral

And it isn't there in the films for realism i am sure

Encore
08-05-11, 17:58
I'm on the fence. If such scenes serve the plot, then it's fine. But I see plenty of films where the only purpose is, very distinctively, to add that extra "spice" to draw out more attention and audiences.

Still, those blindly supporting the "sex sells" theory shouldn't use it as a generalization. I saw bits and pieces of a documentary called "This film is not yet rated" where there were examples of movies being marginalized through ratings - therefore making less money - because of sex scenes. In the US there is a rating called "NC-17" that is like a death sentence to the film - if applied, most mainstream theaters won't even bother playing it - and the documentary showed how that rating can be used as a censorship tool and is far more used against sex scenes than violent ones.

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 17:58
People PAY for films to get a boner? There's the internet for that.

Think of it as a more poetic way of putting 'sex sells'. I'm sick of the cliché!

Dark Lugia 2
08-05-11, 17:58
I guess its because sex is sometimes the only thing that is realistic in the film. People can relate to it. Sex sells too. It can also serve as a break in between intense scenes (like action or horror scenes).

Some people feel uncomfortable with th scenes and others dont. I'm guessing some people are uncomfortable with the scenes because they were taught when growing up that sex is taboo, dirty and immoral. Or if the subject was hidden from them a lot, or avoided purposefully.

SkyPuppy
08-05-11, 17:58
if you can't handle them, then why not mute the tv and look away? unless you're in a movie theater, then wait for the movie to come out on Blu-ray/DVD and do what i listed above.

larafan25
08-05-11, 17:58
You seem not to understand the point here

It is not that sex is immoral

Sex is all living things thing to surivive, have pleasure etc...

I mean would you want yourself having sex in the street in front of everybody? :confused:

And yes I find it disrepectful if I am somewhere and two couples just go on moaning and having sex without any slight consideration that I am not there; as if they ignore me being there; yes this is immoral

The actors and actresses in Hollywood films are not actually having sex. It's choreographed.

Apathetic
08-05-11, 17:59
^ these answers explain nothing, I'm sorry to say that

If they would just show that the man/woman hugged/kissed and then they swift to another incident, realism will be gone?

And taking crap is not the same as a sexual scene; I find it very immoral

I don't understand what your deal is. You're twenty-five, not a child. Get over it. Sex happens, sex is real, whether you like it or not it will still happen. What good will oppressing it do for society? If you think it is 'immoral', you must have flaws in your own morality. Sit down.

TRhalloween
08-05-11, 18:02
So is taking a dump. You want to watch that?

Sex scenes aren't in films becase of 'realism'. They are in films because people will pay money in exchange for a boner.

Sometimes sex fits the theme of the film and conveys a message. And I don't see why someone would pay to see a (usually) fake sex scene when you can watch it for free on the internet.

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 18:02
I don't understand what your deal is. You're twenty-five, not a child. Get over it. Sex happens, sex is real, whether you like it or not it will still happen. What good will oppressing it do for society? If you think it is 'immoral', you must have flaws in your own morality. Sit down.

Would you not have a problem with a graphic animation of a child being violently molested shown in movie theatres? (I say animation because using a child in filming would be harmful enough to rend the example meaningless). Censorship does have its place. Not sure how big that place is, though.

Lara_Zoz2006
08-05-11, 18:02
Its a natural part of life :) I don't mind them :) it does irritate sometimes how sex has to be such a taboo subject , it's good for us to know about it and how our bodies work , my mother often spoke to me of the dangers and pleasures and I'm happily in a 6 yr relationship , no kiddies , never a pregnancy scare in my entire sexual years of my life where as some girls from my school who were sheltered have kids already !!!! I think it's good to know and it's a beautiful thing

Sorry gone off on a tagent , sex in films is a ok for me but I if u don't like it just skip it :) if u in the cinema look at ur popcorn :)

Sex sells in the industry I'm afraid

Apathetic
08-05-11, 18:02
Sometimes sex fits the theme of the film and conveys a message. And I don't see why someone would pay to see a (usually) fake sex scene when you can watch it for free on the internet.

This, exactly, 100%.

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 18:05
I don't understand what your deal is. You're twenty-five, not a child. Get over it. Sex happens, sex is real, whether you like it or not it will still happen. What good will oppressing it do for society? If you think it is 'immoral', you must have flaws in your own morality. Sit down.

you still don't get it, or perhaps i am not explaining myself very well
I mean why is it that important to have it there (like others saidthat "SEX SELLS")...

And who is even saying it should be opressed from society:confused:
My whole intention is that in the movies, they focius on eroticismso much and this makes me feel,well, donno howtoexplain it..

As if i feel it is some sort of disrespect..


The actors can kiss and hug... okay...
enough... move on:p

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 18:05
Sometimes sex fits the theme of the film and conveys a message. And I don't see why someone would pay to see a (usually) fake sex scene when you can watch it for free on the internet.

Absolutely true. But, even though, as Encore pointed out, the cliché is flawed, it can't be denied that things with sex appeal are more--well--appealing to people. Men, particularly, according to the media, anyway.

I think it's more of a subconscious thing. If you know Jessica Alba's going to be wearing a low cut top for the whole film you're more likely to go and see it. I am, anyway.

Apathetic
08-05-11, 18:06
Would you not have a problem with a graphic animation of a child being violently molested shown in movie theatres? (I say animation because using a child in filming would be harmful enough to rend the example meaningless). Censorship does have its place. Not sure how big that place is, though.

What the heeeeeeell does that have to do with anything I said. There's a difference between sex and rape. You need to sit the **** down too.

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 18:07
What the heeeeeeell does that have to do with anything I said. There's a difference between sex and rape. You need to sit the **** down too.

Read the part I highlighted. If that isn't an accurate portrayal of your argument then rephrase it, because it clashes with the example I gave.

Apathetic
08-05-11, 18:09
And who is even saying it should be opressed from society:confused:
My whole intention is that in the movies, they focius on eroticismso much and this makes me feel,well, donno howtoexplain it..

As if i feel it is some sort of disrespect..


Yes, because obviously one of the film-makers top priorities is to offend and insult you through sexual scenes. You may want to rethink that logic.


And who is even saying it should be opressed from society:confused:
My whole intention is that in the movies, they focius on eroticismso much and this makes me feel,well, donno howtoexplain it..

Well come back when you can explain it.

Lara_Zoz2006
08-05-11, 18:09
Coz is sexy and kinky :) ( I admit it i love it , basic instinct woo !!! )


Haha I'm sorry I do like it I think it just part of the movie , I wouldn't sit down and watch a porno (that's a with partner only thing lol Hahha ) but all joking aside it's ok it a movie it's not really and it's conveying the emotion and pleasures of sexual encounters .

Let's face it sex feels good , u watch the scene , u remember your encounters of sex , u go out to ur mate yer that film was pretty good .,, more ratings

Does that kinda make sense

maximum_123
08-05-11, 18:10
Let's face it sex feels good , u watch the scene , u remember your encounters of sex , u go out to ur mate yer that film was pretty good .,, more ratings

:vlol:! That's definitely what the directors are hoping for!

Lara_Zoz2006
08-05-11, 18:11
I know right hahah works on me lol :)

Dark Lugia 2
08-05-11, 18:12
you still don't get it, or perhaps i am not explaining myself very well
I mean why is it that important to have it there (like others saidthat "SEX SELLS")...

And who is even saying it should be opressed from society:confused:
My whole intention is that in the movies, they focius on eroticismso much and this makes me feel,well, donno howtoexplain it..

As if i feel it is some sort of disrespect..


The actors can kiss and hug... okay...
enough... move on:p

I guess thats down to personal opinion then. I said this earlier:
I'm guessing some people are uncomfortable with the scenes because they were taught when growing up that sex is taboo, dirty and immoral. Or if the subject was hidden from them a lot, or avoided purposefully.

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 18:12
Coz is sexy and kinky :) ( I admit it i love it , basic instinct woo !!! )


Haha I'm sorry I do like it I think it just part of the movie , I wouldn't sit down and watch a porno (that's a with partner only thing lol Hahha ) but all joking aside it's ok it a movie it's not really and it's conveying the emotion and pleasures of sexual encounters .

Let's face it sex feels good , u watch the scene , u remember your encounters of sex , u go out to ur mate yer that film was pretty good .,, more ratings

Does that kinda make sense

So far no one has explained it better :vlol:

Especially what is highlighted :p

I'm guessing some people are uncomfortable with the scenes because they were taught when growing up that sex is taboo, dirty and immoral. Or if the subject was hidden from them a lot, or avoided purposefully.

But this isn't my situation

trXD
08-05-11, 18:13
It can make a scene a lot more relatable, realistic and sensual.

larafan25
08-05-11, 18:13
So the whole point of this thread is so people can confirm the idea that directors throw these scenes in for ratings?

There are other reasons.

Encore
08-05-11, 18:16
So the whole point of this thread is so people can confirm the idea that directors throw these scenes in for ratings?

There are other reasons.

Seems that the whole point of this thread is to bash the OP's opinion.

Dark Lugia 2
08-05-11, 18:18
But this isn't my situation

Ah I see! :o

Sgt BOMBULOUS
08-05-11, 18:19
You seem not to understand the point here

It is not that sex is immoral

Sex is all living things thing to surivive, have pleasure etc...

I mean would you want yourself having sex in the street in front of everybody? :confused:

And yes I find it disrepectful if I am somewhere and two couples just go on moaning and having sex without any slight consideration that I am not there; as if they ignore me being there; yes this is immoral

And it isn't there in the films for realism i am sure

Sorry, we didn't realize we were so loud...

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 18:22
Yes, because obviously one of the film-makers top priorities is to offend and insult you through sexual scenes. You may want to rethink that logic.



It doesn't make it poor logic. Being offended doesn't have to be tied in with intent to offend.

I think the OP is trying to say it makes him feel uncomfortable. Like when you're watching a film with your parents then all of a sudden someone drops their pants: it's just awkward.

In many films sex works or is done in a way that makes it an important part of the film, but you must be able to concede that there are some films where sex is used rather overtly and with no apparrent reason other than to add to the viewers experience a small amount of sexual pleasure aswell as the other responses the film is trying to elicit.

Some movies, like Pirahna for example, seem to be just an excuse to produce softcore porn. There's also that voyeuristic pleasure in films like Hostel that film theorists have likened to a form of pornography: an erotic pleasure in witnessing these things that isn't immediately recognisable as something erotic, but ticks those boxes in the brain.

larafan25
08-05-11, 18:23
Seems that the whole point of this thread is to bash the OP's opinion.

The point of the thread comes from the OP and not the trolls and spammers (me & me).

However it really seems like posts are strategically being recognized.

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 18:26
It doesn't make it poor logic. Being offended doesn't have to be tied in with intent to offend.

I think the OP is trying to say it makes him feel uncomfortable. Like when you're watching a film with your parents then all of a sudden someone drops their pants: it's just awkward.

In many films sex works or is done in a way that makes it an important part of the film, but you must be able to concede that there are some films where sex is used rather overtly and with no apparrent reason other than to add to the viewers experience a small amount of sexual pleasure aswell as the other responses the film is trying to elicit.

Some movies, like Pirahna for example, seem to be just an excuse to produce softcore porn. There's also that voyeuristic pleasure in films like Hostel that film theorists have likened to a form of pornography: an erotic pleasure in witnessing these things that isn't immediately recognisable as something erotic, but ticks those boxes in the brain.

:tmb:
finally someone :D

MaybeI should have been able to explain my point better, but thanks :)

Also, there are perhaps many other movies who may be telling some nice story, butyup you can't really watch it very well because of too much sexuality within...

For example, speaking of Original sin or recently Love and Other Drugs...
There are lots of other movies there as well

these movies could have at least been done more properly, with no need for too much sexuality.
You can speak about sex as much as you want,but a little modesty as well would do no harm

Feels like the whole and main reason is just for the sexual scenes and actually I do feel uncomfortable seeing that

Apathetic
08-05-11, 18:27
You seem not to understand the point here

It is not that sex is immoral

Sex is all living things thing to surivive, have pleasure etc...

I mean would you want yourself having sex in the street in front of everybody? :confused:

And yes I find it disrepectful if I am somewhere and two couples just go on moaning and having sex without any slight consideration that I am not there; as if they ignore me being there; yes this is immoral

We're talking about in movies.. There is a difference between people knowingly having sex in public where others are watching or just sex depicted in movies.

Sorry, we didn't realize we were so loud...

:vlol:


I think the OP is trying to say it makes him feel uncomfortable. Like when you're watching a film with your parents then all of a sudden someone drops their pants: it's just awkward.


Then it's pretty petty to complain over something so trivial.

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 18:29
We're talking about in movies.. There is a difference between people knowingly having sex in public where others are watching or just sex depicted in movies.

.

Just out of curiosity, what is it about public sex in real life that you would find distasteful? Odds are you could apply similar arguments to sex in movies.

Encore
08-05-11, 18:30
There's also that voyeuristic pleasure in films like Hostel that film theorists have likened to a form of pornography: an erotic pleasure in witnessing these things that isn't immediately recognisable as something erotic, but ticks those boxes in the brain.

Yeah but there was a definite (even malicious) purpose to the sex scenes in Hostel. So they were there for a reason, other than just to sell.

Which is why in my (completely ignored) first post in this thread, I mentioned that there are many reasons for a director to want those scenes made, some of which can even get him in trouble, instead of getting him more money.

I think the OP - and anyone for that matter - is perfectly entitled to consider sex scenes awkward and to dislike them, but I do dispute the notion that sex only appears in movies to sell.

Minty Mouth
08-05-11, 18:32
Yeah but there was a definite (even malicious) purpose to the sex scenes in Hostel. So they were there for a reason, other than just to sell.

Which is why in my (completely ignored) first post in this thread, I mentioned that there are many reasons for a director to want those scenes made, some of which can even get him in trouble, instead of getting him more money.

I think the OP - and anyone for that matter - is perfectly entitled to consider sex scenes awkward and to dislike them, but I do dispute the notion that sex only appears in movies to sell.

I would never say there was no good reason to have sex in movies. I think there certainly are artistic reasons, but on a basic level, marketability is a big factor. I think that tends to be why a lot of media these days has very mild sexual elements like revealing clothing of seductive characters in films, etc.

And I haven't actually seen Hostel, I was just referring to the whole torture porn movement.

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 18:36
Yeah but there was a definite (even malicious) purpose to the sex scenes in Hostel. So they were there for a reason, other than just to sell.

Which is why in my (completely ignored) first post in this thread, I mentioned that there are many reasons for a director to want those scenes made, some of which can even get him in trouble, instead of getting him more money.

I think the OP - and anyone for that matter - is perfectly entitled to consider sex scenes awkward and to dislike them, but I do dispute the notion that sex only appears in movies to sell.

Ok, taking it from your argument...
What is the reason?

simply put, the couples inquestion if they just kissed and hugged and well a little hint isgiven that they are gonna have sex would suffice ;)

But no, it is not the case

larafan25
08-05-11, 18:39
Ok, taking it from your argument...
What is the reason?

simply put, the couples inquestion if they just kissed and hugged and well a little hint isgiven that they are gonna have sex would suffice ;)

But no, it is not the case

It's not explicit either, there are just movements.

Rarely do you see privates, especially not during a choreographed sex scene.

xXhayleyroxXx
08-05-11, 18:45
If its artistic/romantic or adds to the story I don't mind it (Like in Black Book or even Jennifer's Body to think of a few examples), but if its obscene/gory and graphic its very uncomfortable to watch :/

Lenochka
08-05-11, 18:48
I can't stand sex scenes that serve no purpose. I especially hate the shows on hbo and showtime that appear to only have sex scenes and nudity because they are allowed to lol. Is it really necessary to the plot to have tits every 5 minutes? Doubt it.

Encore
08-05-11, 18:56
^ I have to agree. It's really annoying.

Ok, taking it from your argument...
What is the reason?

simply put, the couples inquestion if they just kissed and hugged and well a little hint isgiven that they are gonna have sex would suffice ;)

But no, it is not the case

I can give you one example - in Oldboy, if the sex scene wasn't as clear and raw as it is, the revelation in the end of the movie wouldn't be nearly as shocking.

aidanmalone
08-05-11, 19:06
Although i agree with you i also think that scenes like this show a new bond between two characters and a sort of closeness and love in the air, it allows the viewer to see a deeper meaning in the film and so on, :o

But if they go over the top i think its a bit stupid

Ward Dragon
08-05-11, 19:09
I'm on the fence. If such scenes serve the plot, then it's fine. But I see plenty of films where the only purpose is, very distinctively, to add that extra "spice" to draw out more attention and audiences.

Still, those blindly supporting the "sex sells" theory shouldn't use it as a generalization. I saw bits and pieces of a documentary called "This film is not yet rated" where there were examples of movies being marginalized through ratings - therefore making less money - because of sex scenes. In the US there is a rating called "NC-17" that is like a death sentence to the film - if applied, most mainstream theaters won't even bother playing it - and the documentary showed how that rating can be used as a censorship tool and is far more used against sex scenes than violent ones.

I can't stand sex scenes that serve no purpose. I especially hate the shows on hbo and showtime that appear to only have sex scenes and nudity because they are allowed to lol. Is it really necessary to the plot to have tits every 5 minutes? Doubt it.

I agree with these two posts. I don't mind sex scenes at all if they make sense and add to the movie (which coincidentally usually means the sex scenes aren't that explicit :p). On the other hand, I find it really annoying when I'm watching a movie and then all of a sudden there's a completely out-of-place and silly sex scene which seems like it was only added to increase the movie's popularity. Movies that do that usually aren't very good anyway so I'm probably never going to bother watching them again :p

moodydog
08-05-11, 19:12
some people enjoy watching sex. :whi:

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 19:15
I can't stand sex scenes that serve no purpose. I especially hate the shows on hbo and showtime that appear to only have sex scenes and nudity because they are allowed to lol. Is it really necessary to the plot to have tits every 5 minutes? Doubt it.

Yeah, my point :tmb:

^ I have to agree. It's really annoying.

I can give you one example - in Oldboy, if the sex scene wasn't as clear and raw as it is, the revelation in the end of the movie wouldn't be nearly as shocking.

I'm sorry, but I have never watched this movie,so pardon me :o
You maybe right though :)


I agree with these two posts. I don't mind sex scenes at all if they make sense and add to the movie (which coincidentally usually means the sex scenes aren't that explicit :p). On the other hand, I find it really annoying when I'm watching a movie and then all of a sudden there's a completely out-of-place and silly sex scene which seems like it was only added to increase the movie's popularity. Movies that do that usually aren't very good anyway so I'm probably never going to bother watching them again :p

Good point

trlestew
08-05-11, 19:18
I do not like watching sex scenes to be honest.
Sex can be part of romance, but I still find it to be something to be done in private; not viewed by others even if its staged/acting. I just dislike it and even bothers me to an extent.

However, movies such as "The Last House on the Left" uses them as part of the plot. I still do not like it, but they can not be taken out for the sake of being moral.

Evan C.
08-05-11, 19:19
Sex-Porn
Erotism- Courtney Love swimming on a icecream

Nah,seriously, I don't mind while it's logical.I hate some scary movies with the cliché previous to killing the underwear guy.

SamReeves
08-05-11, 19:21
Don't watch Gia, you'll be horrified of the AJ sexiness.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n270/Bubblehead_2006/FACEPALM/double-facepalm.jpg

trlestew
08-05-11, 19:23
Why must threads like this be almost entirely one sided? :/

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 19:24
:p I did and it was horrible :p

Good story, but still nudity/sex scenes did not need to be the way they were filmed

I do not like watching sex scenes to be honest.
Sex can be part of romance, but I still find it to be something to be done in private; not viewed by others even if its staged/acting. I just dislike it and even bothers me to an extent.

However, movies such as "The Last House on the Left" uses them as part of the plot. I still do not like it, but they can not be taken out for the sake of being moral.

We are very few actually; the majority of people,here and somewhere else, they all have a different perspective

BrandonFlowers
08-05-11, 19:27
Its an interesting subject this one.

Of course I fully bellieve that a woman flaunting her breasts in a bikini is absolutely disgusting :pi:

Avalon SARL
08-05-11, 19:30
Its an interesting subject this one.

Of course I fully bellieve that a woman flaunting her breasts in a bikini is absolutely disgusting :pi:

I really would like to believe you,but I can't and I don't know why :p

Nerd For Life
08-05-11, 19:35
You might want to avoid nearly every film ever made, to be honest. :p

I do agree some sex scenes are unnecessary and tacky, though.

larafan25
08-05-11, 19:38
LOL X 100 since when are boobs sex?

Yeah. WOW. >.>

SamReeves
08-05-11, 19:38
Of course I fully bellieve that a woman flaunting her breasts in a bikini is absolutely disgusting :pi:

*looks at avatar* http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz276/Toushiro_miguel/trollface.png

I'd take her home.

Legend 4ever
08-05-11, 20:00
What is your problem here? Do you not understand that while yes, sex sells, sometimes sex scenes are integral when it comes to audiences understanding the plot. And no, the two(or more) of them simply jumping on a bed is simply not enough. It is in a PG-13 movie, but not in all movies. In the end, no one is forcing you to watch sex scenes. There are tons of websites that list the reasons a certain movie has been given a certain rating and they also go into detail of each and every scene in a given movie which has contributed to a certain rating. But the sex scenes in movies are not gonna stop anytime soon.

Lukass
08-05-11, 20:04
I keep thinking of this all the time

Is it really that necessary to show sexual scenes in almost like the highest percentage of the movies.

What is there that movie directors/ producers seek from having the actors actually reveal their bodies or even act/perform sexual activities for the people to see :confused:

I just feel bad about this;I really do not want to see that;
sometimes I feel dismissing the whole movie just because of it

I mean we know about it, we learned about it,but I do not want to hear the moans of some other man/ woman just :mad:
Makes me go crazy :cen:

Prudish? :rolleyes:

Dennis's Mom
08-05-11, 22:18
I'm on the fence. If such scenes serve the plot, then it's fine. But I see plenty of films where the only purpose is, very distinctively, to add that extra "spice" to draw out more attention and audiences.

Sadly, that's the bulk of sex in movies--"spice" to pander to the lowest denominator. Sometimes sex is necessary to tell the story because sex is part of the story. Most of the time, sex isn't necessary to tell the story, and you know it's not part of the story when you "holy ****! tits!" as you're watching the movie. That's just bad storytelling.

I don't understand what your deal is. You're twenty-five, not a child. Get over it. Sex happens, sex is real, whether you like it or not it will still happen. What good will oppressing it do for society? If you think it is 'immoral', you must have flaws in your own morality. Sit down.

I "oppress" bad sex scenes for the same reason I oppress bad writing: it matters. You need to let go of this "every tit is sacred" belief regarding sex in movies.

Most of the sex in movies is unnecessary and poorly done. It sucks like bad lemon in fanfiction. Painful and awkward.

(Don't ever tell anyone to "sit down" again. It sent my rude-o-meter into the red.)

Dustie
08-05-11, 22:54
Whenever there's something you don't like, especially if it's something the masses do happen to enjoy most of the time (like random, unnecessary sex in television or film), I suggest instead of starting endless discussions about it, just tell people about things you do like and find best fitting your tastes.


I understand you find random sex scenes in movies, especially when they're badly done, almost depriving and embarrassing to watch, but it's not going to change if that's the only thing people talk about. Instead, spread the news about movies you have seen, that did good to the subject.


Although I have to say that on the other hand I do find it awkward that people could have a problem seeing people pretend they're having sex on camera... I mean, everyone knows it's theater. It's a play. It's not real, it's pretended. It's not a real intercourse, it's not pornography - most of the time it's just outlined; people are shown in the bed, covered in sheets, sometimes you see 'the movement' underneath the sheets, but that's about it. Obviously, there also are shows which are focused on sex and those often tend to be a bit more graphic, but never cross into porn (remember how Samantha in Sex in the City always had her bra on when having sex?).

patriots88888
08-05-11, 23:03
As it relates to the OP, there is usually is an indicator that nudity/explicit sex is contained within the movie when viewing on cable/satellite TV so I don't see any problem with it. If that is not your cup of tea, don't watch. If you like everything about the movie besides those explicit scenes and you are watching on DVD (or even possibly VHS :eek:), hit the remote's fast forward. If you are taking a chance and going to see the movie at the theatre, if it bothers you that much, walk out. The bottom line is you always have a choice, no one is forcing you to watch.

Lara Croft!
08-05-11, 23:06
Sex sells, especially if the actors are famous. Men for example who like Angelina Jolie will enjoy seeing her naked. Women may enjoy romantic candle-lit sex scenes. Some times it's a part of the plot, to show the union of the characters, sometimes just happens, so that the sex scene will go viral on the Internet.
If you are annoyed by it, you should check the movie's warnings about nudity and sex.

The Great Chi
08-05-11, 23:22
The DVD rental guy told me ... do you want to see a film full of women dressed as nuns, with goats and men in nazi uniforms, then here it is, in a sealed brown bag, take it home and have a look , that wil be $50....

Yeh, I took it home and put it in the player and it was.....

"The Sound of Music " :D

Legends
09-05-11, 01:01
but I do not want to hear the moans of some other man/ woman just :mad:
Makes me go crazy :cen:
Everybody loves sex. You just have a stick up your ass. Go watch some porn and then get on your knees and pray. Pray that no one is so dumb to ever take you from behind cause no one ever wants to hear that.

Ward Dragon
09-05-11, 01:16
Everybody loves sex. You just have a stick up your ass. Go watch some porn and then get on your knees and pray. Pray that no one is so dumb to ever take you from behind cause no one ever wants to hear that.

Where the hell did that come from? So the guy doesn't like to watch explicit sex scenes, big deal. That's no reason to get vicious and attack him. Why don't you go watch the porn and leave everyone else alone?

robm_2007
09-05-11, 01:49
And taking crap is not the same as a sexual scene; I find it very immoral

Do you find killings and murders in movies as immoral? They are just as prominent in movies as sexuality is.
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I don't work in "the business", but not all sex scenes in movies, are actual intercourse. Some of it's acting, but I remember watching an interview with some actor (Anne Hataway, I think?) and she said that some movies actually have soft-core scenes, but the actors and producers/etc will say it was fake.

When I watched Monster's Ball, that was rather graphic. It was just as, if not even as graphic as soft-core porn. IDK if they actually were really doing it, or acting, but yeah, it made me wonder :pi:

ChingKong
09-05-11, 02:17
Where the hell did that come from? So the guy doesn't like to watch explicit sex scenes, big deal. That's no reason to get vicious and attack him. Why don't you go watch the porn and leave everyone else alone?

lolol I really love reading your posts Ward Dragon :hug:

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I'm fine with sex scenes as long as they're not over the top, like sex, for the sake of sex. If it's just in there to show some parts then I find it really annoying.

larafan25
09-05-11, 02:19
Where the hell did that come from? So the guy doesn't like to watch explicit sex scenes, big deal. That's no reason to get vicious and attack him. Why don't you go watch the porn and leave everyone else alone?

It's Legends. Legends is always like this it seems. :/

Apathetic
09-05-11, 02:21
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Ikas90
09-05-11, 02:57
I can think of a lot of worse things than sex that happen in movies.

Not to sound condescending or anything, but out of curiosity; do you find these so called sex scenes to be immoral just because your religion tells you to?

If that is the case, you should just avoid porn. Not movies where your intention is to watch it for the story-line.

Apathetic
09-05-11, 03:02
I can think of a lot of worse things than sex that happen in movies.

Not to sound condescending or anything, but out of curiosity; do you find these so called sex scenes to be immoral just because your religion tells you to?

If that is the case, you should just avoid porn. Not movies where your intention is to watch it for the story-line.

I was wondering this too.

SamReeves
09-05-11, 03:06
And avoid anything over rated G. Your eyes may explode if you see bewbz in a t-shirt.

domina
09-05-11, 03:21
Do you find killings and murders in movies as immoral? They are just as prominent in movies as sexuality is.


That's a good question. I've always thought it very backwards that violence is often looked at as less offensive than sexuality or simple nudity.

Romantic or erotic sex doesn't bother me at all in movies. Sometimes it does seem forced or out of place, but that's fine. I have a much harder time stomaching violence in films. Movies that put an emphasis on torture? No thanks. And sexual violence, actually, I can't tolerate at any level. I have to leave, get out of seeing and hearing range, when rape scenes are depicted in films--Just thinking about it as I type this is making my stomach turn.

But even then, I can sometimes understand why a film maker would choose to keep those scenes in a film. It does make one hell of a statement.

Tyrannosaurus
09-05-11, 03:44
I don't think you can really talk about the sex in a movie as being "gratuitious", because everything you see in a movie is gratuitous, more or less. And sometimes the audience really is in it for the cheap thrills. The sex in Away We Go is just gratuitious as the sex in Basic Instinct. I do think that exploitative and immaturely written sex scenes are annoying, and ditto with exploitative violence and profanity etc. IMHO, however, the better the writing is, the more the movie can get away with such material. It's really a matter of craft, not art.

I'm completely glad that we live in an era where the Hayes Code is no longer in place. There's still something of a stigma assosciated with adult (non-pornographic) entertainment, though. Roger Ebert has famously criticized the MPAA for refusing to allow for a workable adult only rating system. The "R" rating has been stretched beyond all reason at this point, as it encompasses material that would be suitable for thoughtful teenagers (The King's Speech, The Breakfast Club, Almost Famous, and Stand By Me.) as well as movies that are clearly only suitable for adults (Eyes Wide Shut, Basic Instinct, American Psycho, and Hannibal).

Since the NC-17 is a death sentence at the box office or at video rentals (the few that still exist at any rate), this reveals the hypocrisy of the MPAA and the theaters in general: They're counting on people under 17 to see R-rated movies. NC-17 is still unfortunately assosciated with pornography.

Paddy
09-05-11, 03:47
Sex is real, get over it.

Agreed.

Shauni
09-05-11, 03:50
I don't mind it for me personally. I kinda like it lmao XD Buuuut I have a baby girl and I know when she gets into her teens I'm going to be wishing there were a lot less sex scenes in movies!

Mikky
09-05-11, 03:54
If you don't like sex in a movie, then don't watch it. I don't see the big deal. :p

Me, personally, I don't mind it.

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09-05-11, 04:30
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09-05-11, 04:35
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Avalon SARL
09-05-11, 04:45
I can think of a lot of worse things than sex that happen in movies.

Not to sound condescending or anything, but out of curiosity; do you find these so called sex scenes to be immoral just because your religion tells you to?

If that is the case, you should just avoid porn. Not movies where your intention is to watch it for the story-line.

No, no...
Religiously, you answered the question yourself :)

Deep within, I just hate sex scenes in the movies because actually there is no valid, strong argument for them to be there

I go with this "SEX SELLS" and I hate the idea that some movie had a big audience because people were more interested in the sexual scenes, rather than the ideas behind the movie as a whole

Paddy
09-05-11, 05:09
No, no...
Religiously, you answered the question yourself :)

Deep within, I just hate sex scenes in the movies because actually there is no valid, strong argument for them to be there

I go with this "SEX SELLS" and I hate the idea that some movie had a big audience because people were more interested in the sexual scenes, rather than the ideas behind the movie as a whole

There are people who actually watch the movies other then for the sex scenes.

trXD
09-05-11, 05:35
No, no...
Religiously, you answered the question yourself :)

Deep within, I just hate sex scenes in the movies because actually there is no valid, strong argument for them to be there

I go with this "SEX SELLS" and I hate the idea that some movie had a big audience because people were more interested in the sexual scenes, rather than the ideas behind the movie as a whole

For sensuality, to feel up close and personal to the characters, to make us feel uncomfortable in an intended way (like if perhaps it is two characters that shouldn't be having sex), what don't you get about any of this? You do not get the same feeling and atmosphere from implied sex.

lcroft_lc
09-05-11, 05:42
SEX rocks. :yah: :yah: :yah:

Legend 4ever
09-05-11, 07:05
That's a good question. I've always thought it very backwards that violence is often looked at as less offensive than sexuality or simple nudity.
Exactly. I find it quite weird but I can see where they're coming from, it's our heritage. People were often violent in public in the past, but sex has more or less always seen as a private matter.

For sensuality, to feel up close and personal to the characters, to make us feel uncomfortable in an intended way (like if perhaps it is two characters that shouldn't be having sex), what don't you get about any of this? You do not get the same feeling and atmosphere from implied sex.
I totally agree.

tomblover
09-05-11, 07:28
I honestly disagree with all of the OP's points...

The sex is either there, or it's not. Whatever the case, these scenes shouldn't be confined to being expressed in ways the audience might prefer, instead of what the director wants it to be expressed like. We don't have the right to mess with someone's creative vision, which is why I hate the prospect of censoring.

Now, whether said scenes are quality or not is a different matter. But I have a tip for you, Avalon_SARL: Never, ever watch Swedish movies, especially those intended for an adolescent audience. :vlol: They have an affinity for including eroticism in all ways possible, though it's mostly justified. :p

tampi
09-05-11, 08:53
I believe that sex is too much mythologized in our society, what we call the first world.

You have seen all those countries where families live in small huts or crowded housing?
They live and sleep together. They are usually families with several children. Obviously they have sex in a natural way to share those moments without giving much importance as we do. I think.
At the end of the day is the basis of our existence.

The problem is that we have set(put), so obscene and sinful eyes on an act that is theoretically the zenith of love between human beings, that we've become that act almost in a sin.

scoopy_loopy
09-05-11, 09:06
People have (and generally want to have) sex, movies are about people. Therefore, movies have sex.

nick styger
09-05-11, 09:43
I can't stand those sloppy shlurping sounds. (When they kissing)

michaeldt
09-05-11, 10:38
Well, sex is mean to be a very compassionate thing, film makers may put these scenes in because they want to build the characters more from what they were and show how much they love each other :)

Doby
09-05-11, 10:57
I think it's normal. I am happy I get to see my favorite male celebrities showing something. :jmp:

Dennis's Mom
09-05-11, 12:06
That's a good question. I've always thought it very backwards that violence is often looked at as less offensive than sexuality or simple nudity.

Romantic or erotic sex doesn't bother me at all in movies. Sometimes it does seem forced or out of place, but that's fine. I have a much harder time stomaching violence in films. Movies that put an emphasis on torture? No thanks. And sexual violence, actually, I can't tolerate at any level. I have to leave, get out of seeing and hearing range, when rape scenes are depicted in films--Just thinking about it as I type this is making my stomach turn.

But even then, I can sometimes understand why a film maker would choose to keep those scenes in a film. It does make one hell of a statement.

No, it's not! If it feels forced or out of place, it's bad storytelling! Why do I have to put up with sub-par filmmaking because someone got the idea no one will watch a movie with no bewbs? :cln:

That's like saying all books should have teenage vampires now because gosh, they sure sell.;)

Crap is crap. I demand better.

Well, sex is mean to be a very compassionate thing, film makers may put these scenes in because they want to build the characters more from what they were and show how much they love each other :)

I find the opposite is true: the more meaningful the relationship, the more graphic sex cheapens it. Sort of like Shakespeare--the more formal the language, the higher the emotion.

domina
09-05-11, 13:47
No, it's not! If it feels forced or out of place, it's bad storytelling! Why do I have to put up with sub-par filmmaking because someone got the idea no one will watch a movie with no bewbs? :cln:

That's like saying all books should have teenage vampires now because gosh, they sure sell.;)

Crap is crap. I demand better.


Then don't watch the movies with bad story-telling! :) I'm just saying it's fine in that I couldn't care less if someone is going along with the sex sells policy because there are a lot of things I find much worse in a movie.

Dennis's Mom
09-05-11, 14:10
As much as I would like to only watch movies with good storytelling, often you don't know until you're halfway in they've decided to pander.

digitizedboy
09-05-11, 14:11
Aren't some erotic movies considered art though? Or is it really just a bull**** excuse? I mean, there is an argument on that recent movie Black Swan. Some critics cite it as soft porn, others merely art.

Chocola teapot
09-05-11, 14:13
It makes things more interesting and is completely fine, imo.

Dennis's Mom
09-05-11, 14:25
Not all sex in movies is unwarranted. The problem is, like profanity, a little goes a long way. The question that should be on the mind of every director is, "is this telling the story? Will the viewer know more when this is over? Or are we just filling time or getting a rating?"

Which Matix movie was it with that painful sex scene in the first ten minutes? 2 or 3? It was awful, just awful. No point in it at all. :mad:

Survival
09-05-11, 15:24
I´m all for it.

Ward Dragon
09-05-11, 15:58
I find the opposite is true: the more meaningful the relationship, the more graphic sex cheapens it.

That's a really good point now that I think about it. I was trying to think back about which movies had sex that fit the plot and which ones had sex that seemed completely unnecessary.

The unnecessary ones were things like that Matrix movie you mentioned (I think it was the third one), or the second Underworld movie, where it was already established that the characters cared about each other and the sex scene itself seemed totally out of place given what else was going on in the movie. For example in the Underworld sequel, the two characters are hiding in an underground bunker while really vicious vampires hunt them down. That's definitely not a good time for random sex because it's totally stupid to be unarmed and completely distracted in that kind of situation XD.

On the other hand, the movies where the more explicit sex seemed to fit were movies that were trying to be very disturbing and it clearly wasn't just to add sex appeal to sell the movie. For example, American Psycho which was fairly explicit in terms of both sex and violence (there's literally a scene where the main character is running around naked with a chainsaw chasing some hookers that he just had a threesome with XD). I know that kind of movie isn't everyone's cup of tea and there's nothing wrong with hating that movie :p But still, if the movie had toned down either the sex or the violence then it would have lost most of its emotional impact because we wouldn't have seen how depraved the main character was.

So I think sex certainly does have a place as long as it's well written and actually feels like it belongs in the movie. However I think if someone has a problem with sex and/or violence in movies then there's nothing wrong with that. The movies should be clearly labeled with warnings (which the ratings system does do as far as I know) so at least that should give people a heads-up that the movie probably isn't for them.

Survival
09-05-11, 16:04
The unnecesary sex scenes tend to be annoying. On the other hand, if the movie sucks at least you get to see some action :p.

Dennis's Mom
09-05-11, 16:22
On the other hand, the movies where the more explicit sex seemed to fit were movies that were trying to be very disturbing and it clearly wasn't just to add sex appeal to sell the movie. For example, American Psycho which was fairly explicit in terms of both sex and violence (there's literally a scene where the main character is running around naked with a chainsaw chasing some hookers that he just had a threesome with XD). I know that kind of movie isn't everyone's cup of tea and there's nothing wrong with hating that movie :p But still, if the movie had toned down either the sex or the violence then it would have lost most of its emotional impact because we wouldn't have seen how depraved the main character was.


I agree. It totally worked in that movie because it was story. You came out knowing more at the end of it.

moodydog
09-05-11, 16:28
I suggest you go and watch this film

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073650/

and then base an opinion.

Dennis's Mom
09-05-11, 16:31
Base an opinion on what? The movie? Whether the sex is necessary to tell the story in that movie?

Survival
09-05-11, 16:33
I don´t think this thread was created with sexual violence in mind so refferencing movies like Salo is not really helping the matter imho.

moodydog
09-05-11, 16:35
Base an opinion on what? The movie? Whether the sex is necessary to tell the story in that movie?

yeh mind you, thats not a film about sex, its one of cruel torture. (Not seen it, only heard of it)
I was just saying that that film could probably turn someone against sex. :o

Ward Dragon
09-05-11, 16:35
I agree. It totally worked in that movie because it was story. You came out knowing more at the end of it.

Exactly :D I've been thinking about it some more and if a movie is well-written then it doesn't even occur to me whether it has excessive sex/violence or not that much of either.

To take the opposite example, I also like The Dark Knight quite a lot which was rather tame on both counts in terms of what was actually shown on-screen. We already knew that Harvey and Rachel were in love, so no need to see them having sex. We already knew that Joker is a really sadistic mother****er, so no need to actually see him doing most of the brutal things that he does.

Having the worst of the violence happen off-camera was a good choice for the movie. Even though the camera shifted away or the scene ended early, we know what happened based on the context, we know it was bad, but we didn't actually see it so that let the audience focus on what was actually happening in the story as opposed to being grossed out or otherwise distracted by the violence.

So yeah, I like well-written movies regardless of the sex/violence content. If the movie is done well, then nothing will seem missing or artificially added in. Obviously the definition of "well-written" will vary depending on the person so I'm referring to movies that to me were very interesting and actually had a real impact on me while I was watching them.

Survival
09-05-11, 16:39
Let´s put it this way. If the movie is well written it sucks you in and you won´t even notice they didn´t show you most of the stuff "required" by todays brainwashed audience. If the movie is bad, the sex scenes and violence stick out like sore thumb even more.

scremanie
09-05-11, 16:40
That awkward moment when you're watching a movie with your parents, then a sex scene comes on.

NRO.
09-05-11, 16:42
I get it when they want to do it for realism, but really, when they do it every freakin' 5 minutes it's just kinda disgusting.

And I'm not talking about porn movies. There are some action films that they shoot the bad guys while sleeping with eachother and smoking pot.

Survival
09-05-11, 16:44
That awkward moment when you're watching a movie with your parents, then a sex scene comes on.

Oh you get used to it after some time :p.

moodydog
09-05-11, 16:47
That awkward moment when you're watching a movie with your parents, then a sex scene comes on.

ooh please, my mum wanted me to watch Bruno with her :(

Dennis's Mom
09-05-11, 17:07
That awkward moment when you're watching a movie with your parents, then a sex scene comes on.

Or that uber-awkward moment when you're watching a movie with your kids and a sex scene comes on.

larafan25
09-05-11, 17:09
Ew parents! D:

However I find the sex scenes in Brokeback Mountain necessary and realistic.

ThatNorskChick
09-05-11, 17:11
The unnecessary ones were things like that Matrix movie you mentioned (I think it was the third one), or the second Underworld movie, where it was already established that the characters cared about each other and the sex scene itself seemed totally out of place given what else was going on in the movie. For example in the Underworld sequel, the two characters are hiding in an underground bunker while really vicious vampires hunt them down. That's definitely not a good time for random sex because it's totally stupid to be unarmed and completely distracted in that kind of situation XD.

Funny you mentioned the second Underworld movie, because when I think of completely out of place sex scenes, that's the first movie that comes to mind. :p

scremanie
09-05-11, 17:15
Or that uber-awkward moment when you're watching a movie with your kids and a sex scene comes on.

Oh the horrors!! :eek:

What do you do? My mum does the scarecrow routine. As if not moving is going to make it any less awkward.. :p

jackles
09-05-11, 17:24
Tbh I get bored with sex scenes..it is not like I don't understand what the act entails.


There is much more eroticism in the emotion behind something....the forbidden touch of a lovers hand can be much sexier than some ridiculously hard core sex scene.

It is like directors can't be bothered to be clever in what they show us. Watch something with the young Bardot in it. She was very sexy. Sexy is in the promise of something ...not in having our faces rubbed in it.


I need my mind stimulated..not my eyes!! ;)

amore-guy
09-05-11, 17:27
Tbh I get bored with sex scenes..it is not like I don't understand what the act entails.


There is much more eroticism in the emotion behind something....the forbidden touch of a lovers hand can be much sexier than some ridiculously hard core sex scene.

It is like directors can't be bothered to be clever in what they show us. Watch something with the young Bardot in it. She was very sexy. Sexy is in the promise of something ...not in having our faces rubbed in it.


I need my mind stimulated..not my eyes!! ;)

WINWINWIN:D:D:tmb:

SamReeves
09-05-11, 18:32
The unnecesary sex scenes tend to be annoying. On the other hand, if the movie sucks at least you get to see some action :p.

LOL. Word.

For instance, Black Swan. It dragged on through the first half of the movie. Any plot here at all? Then Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman start being trashy ballet dancers. Heck, everyone in the theater woke up when that scene flashed on the screen. :cln:

There were a few special effects at the end, if not for the Kunis-Portman interaction…snooze.

Avalon SARL
09-05-11, 18:48
Tbh I get bored with sex scenes..it is not like I don't understand what the act entails.


There is much more eroticism in the emotion behind something....the forbidden touch of a lovers hand can be much sexier than some ridiculously hard core sex scene.

It is like directors can't be bothered to be clever in what they show us. Watch something with the young Bardot in it. She was very sexy. Sexy is in the promise of something ...not in having our faces rubbed in it.


I need my mind stimulated..not my eyes!! ;)

:tmb:
Epic :D

trXD
09-05-11, 18:58
Tbh I get bored with sex scenes..it is not like I don't understand what the act entails.


There is much more eroticism in the emotion behind something....the forbidden touch of a lovers hand can be much sexier than some ridiculously hard core sex scene.

It is like directors can't be bothered to be clever in what they show us. Watch something with the young Bardot in it. She was very sexy. Sexy is in the promise of something ...not in having our faces rubbed in it.


I need my mind stimulated..not my eyes!! ;)

That is all very true, but doesn't make sex scenes irrelevant. Sexuality isn't vacant, it isn't meaningless, sex can be so many things, manipulative, disturbing, sensual, happy, sad (such as an amazing scene in Skins where a girl gives up her virginity through peer pressure, they showed us through it and it made it so much more up close and personal and effective than just "AND THEN THEY HAD SEX").

Besides I'd say most sexiness isn't the main intent of most movie sex scenes.

ryan91
09-05-11, 19:19
there is nothing wrong with that scenes i think. but if i watch such a scene with my family, i feel awkward </3 :D.

Thorir
09-05-11, 19:51
Sex in movies are great!

It is a testiment to the skill of the film maker.
A cheesy sex scene is just embarrassing for everyone.
It makes the movie bad, the actors look bad, and embarrasses the director forever.

In The Realm Of Senses one of my favourite movies of all time. Granted, it is pornographic and has real sex. But I am WAY older than 18 and can handle it. I like it because it is real and not fake. It is artistic at the same time. And beautiful. It is true ART.

It's ridiculous to think that normal people can't handle a sex-scene in a movie. People have sex all the time.

Dennis's Mom
09-05-11, 20:00
Oh the horrors!! :eek:

What do you do? My mum does the scarecrow routine. As if not moving is going to make it any less awkward.. :p

"Cover your eyes, Mikie!" He does. And then we tell him when he can uncover. It doesn't happen often.

moodydog
09-05-11, 21:46
I actually secretly love the really bad sex shows which are on late at night on like dave :p

ChingKong
09-05-11, 23:51
Watch something with the young Bardot in it. She was very sexy. Sexy is in the promise of something ...not in having our faces rubbed in it.


*____* And God Created Woman! She's soooooooo sexy in that!

Encore
09-05-11, 23:56
Sex in movies are great!

It is a testiment to the skill of the film maker.
A cheesy sex scene is just embarrassing for everyone.
It makes the movie bad, the actors look bad, and embarrasses the director forever.

In The Realm Of Senses one of my favourite movies of all time. Granted, it is pornographic and has real sex. But I am WAY older than 18 and can handle it. I like it because it is real and not fake. It is artistic at the same time. And beautiful. It is true ART.

It's ridiculous to think that normal people can't handle a sex-scene in a movie. People have sex all the time.

I haven't seen that movie but I perfectly agree with this distinction you make between cheesy sex scenes and well done ones. Unfortunately I think most of them fall in the 1st category. :/

robm_2007
10-05-11, 01:31
It depends on the movie. If one of the main themes of the movie is a person's sexuality. then there should be sex scenes in it. We don't hide a seial killers' killings, just because people are sensitive to simulated death.

But if it's just one of those lame-ass Bromedy movies, with tits and beer as a main theme, then it's just there for the sake of pleasing their demographic.

Having gratuitious sex scenes might be the director/screenwriters' way of showing what kind of character the character is. Are they having romantic moments through sex, or are they just having a one ****fest after the other?
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@ the OP: Could you give some examples of films that you have watched, where the amount of sex and/or nudity made the film unappealing for that reason?

larafan25
10-05-11, 01:40
Why does our planet have such an issue with women boobs?

scremanie
10-05-11, 01:41
"Cover your eyes, Mikie!" He does. And then we tell him when he can uncover. It doesn't happen often.

LOL! I'm guessing your son is young? :p

It's even worse when I'm watching with my nan, though! :vlol:
She's the type that will use it to her advantage, and makes fun of everyone in the room by saying things like "Ohhh, you seen her boobies! Tehehe" or "I bet you don't get it like that anymore!". :vlol:

Dennis's Mom
10-05-11, 11:58
He's thirteen now. *sniff* Not a baby anymore.