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The 10 Most Awkward Sex Scenes in Movie History

Catch the American Pie movies this month on IFC

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Let’s face it — no matter how hard we try, sex is never like it is in the movies. There’s no blue tinted light pouring in from the windows. No smoke machine. And no sensual saxophone music. Instead, it’s awkward. Confusing. And sometimes ends in tears. Just like in the comedies that make our list below.

10. The 40-Year-Old Virgin

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Universal Pictures

There’s always that moment when you realize sex should have come with an instruction manual.

9 . Knocked Up

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Universal Pictures

So, do you stop having sex when an argument breaks out, or does that just make it better?

8. Humpday

If your reaction to your first kiss is “it wasn’t that bad,” you might be in for a long night. Or a short one.

7. Bridesmaids

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Universal Pictures

See, even Don Draper can be a disaster between the sheets.

6. Superbad

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Columbia Pictures

Gentlemen, act like you’ve been there before, for Pete’s sake.

5. MacGruber

Kristen Wiig Macgruber

Kirsten Wiig has said that her dad has seen her NSFW “love scene” with Will Forte and was not thrilled. It’s a scene that proves that, no matter how sensual the lovemaking starts off, it all turns to straight up boning at some point.

4. American Pie

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Universal Pictures

There are a few sex scenes to chose from in American Pie, but getting caught by your dad romancing a tasty desert item is about as awkward as it gets. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

3. Hot Tub Time Machine

MGM/UA Entertainment Co.

MGM/UA Entertainment Co.

Always remember, the only tears you should let loose during sex are tears of joy.

2. Kingpin



“What is it about really good sex that make me have to crap?” Yup, that about says it all.

1. Howard the Duck

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

It’s doesn’t get much more awkward than planning on watching a little Letterman, and passing out, and then somehow getting it on with a duck.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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