As the old saying goes, “sex sells.” You can bet Hollywood is fully aware of that fact too, having given us a host of sex scenes since the day they were first allowed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Sometimes, a scene isn’t subject to the limitations of a mainstream audience, a la HBO. For others, a director is tasked with finding a tasteful, yet compelling way to get around the censors. The one thing they all have in common is a commitment to delivering the best possible depiction of the beast with two backs. But who did it best? We have some thoughts on that.
1. Watchmen (2009)
A good deal of credit goes out to Malin Akerman and Patrick Wilson for their respective performances here. It’s not easy to sell a convincing sex scene when you start out wearing superhero spandex, only to strip down and try to convince an audience that you love each other.
Aptly set to Leonard Cohen’s “Sounds Like Hallelujah,” it doubles as both an artistic and steamy sex scene, and is one of the highlights of what was otherwise a massively disappointing movie from director Zack Snyder.