Empire magazine’s survey compared the pool scene in Showgirls, intended as the ‘best sex scene in the world’, to ‘the first 10 minutes of Jaws’. Showgirls also made number two in Guardian Unlimited’s 2003 list, where ‘humping like dolphins’ was apparently not as bad as victor Matrix Reloaded’s seemingly impossible mission that’takes forever’.

Top 10

# Q Showgirls (1995) Elizabeth Berkley and Kyle MacLachlan #
ф Damage (1992) Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche # ф Killing Me
Softly (2002) Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes # ф Body of Evidence
(1993) Madonna and Willem Dafoe # 0 Crimes of Passion (1984)
Kathleen Turner # ф The Specialist (1994) Sharon Stone and Sly Stallone
# ф Gigli (2003) Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez # ф 40 Days and 40
Nights (2003) Matt Sullivan and Shannyn Sossamon # ф Matrix
Reloaded (2003) Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss # ф The Stud
(1978) Joan Collins and Oliver Tobias Source: Empire 2005

Подпись: Terms for sex films Originally, they were called 'Smokers' because of the fug of smoke from chain-smoking, men-only audiences; by the 1950s, it was 'Stags' when screenings were still 100 per cent male; 'Nudies' were sex films of the 1960s; 'Sexploitation' was low-budget sex from the 1970s and 1980s; 'Soft core' with its high production values was for mainstream audiences; 'Porno' consists of Gonzo (without a plot) and Feature (very weak plot).

What you learn from porn videos: ф Women wear high heels to bed ф Men are never impotent 0 Women enjoy sex with ugly, middle-aged men ф People in the 70s couldn’t fuck without a wild guitar solo in the background 0 Women never have headaches/periods Source: debonairbiog. com

Firsts on Film

Date

Title

First

1896

Le Coucher de la Marie

Striptease, performed by Louise Willy

1896

Fatima’s Coochee-

Scene censorship, Fatima the belly dancer’s

Coochee Dance

gyrating pelvis was deemed too risque

1896

The Mary Irwin Kiss

Kiss, performed by Mary Irwin and John Rice

1909

To the Ecu of Gold

Pornographic film

1912

Dante’s Inferno

Full-frontal male nudity (the next wouldn’t be until 1969)

1916

A Daughter of

Fully nude scene by a major star, Australian

the Gods

actress and professional swimmer Annette Kellerman

1919

Anders als die Anderen Representation of homosexuality, with

Conrad Veidt and Fritz Schulz

1919

Back to God’s Country Major female full-frontal nudity, Nell Shipman

1921

The Sheik

First male sex symbol, Rudolph Valentino

1927

Flesh and the Devil

French kiss (open mouth), performed by Greta Garbo and John Gilbert

1929

Pandora’s Box

Fully developed lesbian character, Alice Roberts

1931

Madchen in Uniform

Forbidden lesbian love, with Hertha Thiele and Dorothea Wieck

1954

The Garden of Eden

Naturist film in colour

1959

The Immoral Mr Teas

Non-naturist ‘skin-flick’, from cult director Russ Meyer, which also broke adult box office records

1961

Victim

Gay hero, Dirk Bogarde

1963

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Nudist musical

1963

Promises! Promises!

Mainstream actress to appear nude in an American film, a topless Jayne Mansfield

1964

The Pawnbroker

Production Code seal granted to the view of a naked woman from the waist up

1966

Blow-Up

British feature film with full-frontal female nudity and first momentary view of pubic hair

1968

The Killing of Sister

Genuine lesbian love scene in a mainstream

George

film

1969

Medium Cool

Male and female nudity in an American mainstream film

1969

Women in Love

Full male nudity in a mainstream film, during the homoerotic scene between Oliver Reed and Alan Bates

1970

The Boys in the Band

Hollywood depiction of homosexual culture

1970

The Stewardess

Soft<ore and most profitable 3D film

1972

Fritz the Cat

X-rated animated film

1972

Last Tango in Paris

Prosecution under the British Obscene Publications Act

1978

National Lampoon’s

Major sex comedy aimed at teens and

Animal House

college kids, featuring Kevin Bacon and John Belushi

1979

Caligula

Hollywood sexploitation blockbuster, at a cost of $ 15m

1985

Kiss of the Spider

Best Actor Oscar for a gay role, won by

Woman

William Hurt

1986

Desert Hearts

Full-length lesbian feature written and directed by a woman, Donna Deitch

1993

Philadelphia

Major Hollywood film to focus on the subject of AIDS. Tom Hanks won Best Actor Oscar

1999

Romance

Erect penis in a mainstream film

2005

Brokeback Mountain

Mainstream gay/bi film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, winning three Oscars

Sexy beasts