THE MAIN ATTRACTION‘Sex is an emotion in motion.’ Mae West

Sex in the movies has been around since pictures first moved. Through censorship and revolution, it has always managed to find its way on to the screen via audience imagination, metaphor, nudity and sound effects – sometimes it’s even been the real thing. And that’s not including pornography.

UNSIMULATED SEX IN FILM

Films using real sex are not labelled pornography if they have ‘higher artistic intentions’. Mainstream films with real sex scenes include:

Dom Kallar oss Mods (1968) ♦ Sweet Score (1972) ♦ The Image (1975)

♦ Through the Looking Glass (1976) ♦ Une vraie jeune fille (1976) ♦ Ai No Corrida (1976) ♦ Caligula (1979) ♦ Spetters (1980) ♦ Camping Cosmos (1996) ♦ Baise-Moi (2000) ♦ О Fantasma (2000) ♦ The Atrocity Exhibition

(2000) ♦ Hundstage (2001) ♦ Intimacy (2001) ♦ Ken Park (2002)

♦ 9 Songs (2004) ♦ All About Anna (2005) ♦ Batalla en el Cielo (2005)

♦ Inside Deep Throat (2005) ♦ 8mm 2 (2005) ♦ Shortbus (2006)

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♦ Destricted (2006)

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Quickies

‘Why do films not show sex? So many films are love stories, so why
not show a love story through two people making love?

It seems perverse.’ Michael Winterbottom, director 9 Songs