Try is the operative word. Gyllenhaal and Ledger saddle up to play gay cowboys whose relationship becomes official in a secluded tent after a night of too much whiskey. One of the most celebrated sex scenes of all time, this one is artfully done and told out of sequence—director Steven Soderbergh being as playful with editing and time and narrative as his two leads, Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney, are with each other. Flirty and cheeky as they undress, they do finally get horizontal, their lips do finally lock, and unfortunately, the screen does finally fade to black. In the Realm of the Senses has long been considered one of the most perverse and erotic films to have ever slinked across the screen. Sexually explicit and non-simulated in its acts, the art-house gem about a real-life tabloid scandal features countless coital climaxes between its two leads.
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Welcome to Sexpositions, a weeklong Vulture celebration of sex scenes in movies and on TV. Sex scenes have a rich, varied tradition in the cinema. In the s, they were commodified in startling ways. These days, they tend to be relatively rare. Some of the scenes on this list are seminal moments in film history for better and for worse. Some are flash points that wound up changing our culture in interesting ways.
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How many moviegoers watched, say, a teen comedy where their first favorite star appeared in a swimsuit, applied lipstick, or showed up at a roller rink looking like the embodiment of attraction? Erotica is, again, profoundly subjective. As a consequence, this list collects some of the benchmark moments captured on film, ones that touched on topics previously considered taboo, showcased and actor or actress in a role that fulfilled or transformed audience expectations, or simply captured moments of beauty, passion or sexuality in provocative, arousing or transcendent ways.