The 50 Worst Sex Scenes in Cinema
Good sex is satisfying. Bad sex is not. Same goes for sex scenes.
Last year, IFC.com and Nerve.com teamed up to count the 50 Greatest Sex Scenes in Cinema history. But that was mere foreplay compared to our latest collaboration, the 50 Worst Sex Scenes in Cinema.
Good sex is satisfying. Bad sex is not. Same goes for sex scenes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean movies earned a spot on our list because they weren’t erotic. Sex scenes can do many things besides titillate: they can disturb or enlighten, provoke or repulse, amuse or confuse. They can attempt any (or, in rare and poorly considered circumstances, all of) those things, but when they aim for one and get another, that’s where an onscreen booty call flips from good to bad. The films contained herein, from different eras and different directors, in different styles with different agendas, all share one thing in common: a disconnect between intent and content. Also, they’re icky, pretty much right across the board.
So why dwell on the negative? Well, for one, that’s what the Internet was invented for. But more importantly, we can learn from these filmmakers’ mistakes. Or at least laugh at them a little. Either way, it goes a long way toward making up for having to watch these fifty mini-monstrosities in the first place.
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