Some Hollywood directors ask their cast to get intimate on stage. The fact is people do have sex and since it is a natural human experience most movie directors tend to include it in their films non-simulated to increase the sense of realism.
This 2015 era film features an insane amount of unsimulated sex, including a threesome and an orgy. The film by director Gaspar Noé is about a couple’s dysfunctional relationship, and is told partially through flashbacks.
Fun fact: Noé had chemistry tests done between the actors—which makes sense given the amount of on-screen sex.
Other fun fact: the movie debuted at Cannes.
2. Romance X
This 1999 art house film is about a woman whose boyfriend won’t have sex with her, causing her to start looking elsewhere.
And yes, it features unsimulated sex throughout. FYI, the movie was given an R rating in the states after significant edits, so you might have trouble finding the original cut.
Intimacy is a 2001 British film about a man who falls in love with the woman he’s having casual sex with—only to realize she’s married and has no plans to leave her husband (sorry, that was definitely a spoiler).
The sex is real, which is pretty rare for a mainstream movie that won Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival.
4. The Brown Bunny
When ‘The Brown Bunny’ came out in 2003 and no one could stop talking about the oral sex scene between Vincent Gallo and Chloe Sevigny.
It broke all kinds of boundaries (after all, Sevigny is a household name-level actress), and remains one of the most notable unsimulated moments in film.
This circa-1980 thriller by William Friedkin stars Al Pacino as a cop who’s trying to find a serial killer targeting gay men.
The film’s original version featured footage of gay sex, and while some frames remain visible in the final cut, a lot was deleted to nab an R rating. (Upon its release, this movie caused quite a bit of drama, and was protested by gay rights activists who felt stigmatized.)
6. Lie With Me
Lie with Me is a 2005 indie drama about a man and woman’s affair—and stars two pretty well known actors: Eric Balfour (who plays Milo Pressman in 24) and Lauren Lee Smith (who plays Riley Adams in CSI).
The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, but wasn’t exactly a critical success.
Lars von Trier strikes again! The director’s 2009 film Antichrist stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg—and while they reportedly used body doubles, the sex is most definitely unsimulated.
Note: This film was highly controversial for scenes of vaginal mutilation, but on the other hand Gainsbourg won Best Actress at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Lars von Trier is back at it. This 2013 film starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, and Willem Dafoe (among others) featured unsimulated sex per usual but there’s a catch.
The actors simulated sex, and then body doubles had IRL sex, and their genital area was superimposed on the actors. #Normal. Also, apparently some prosthetic vaginas were floating around set. A nymphomaniac is a form of hypersexuality. A nymphomaniac is a female whose sex drive is obsessively high. Considered a mental illness, coloqiually means a horny girl. Not to be confused with slut or skank where one’s sexual dignity is pathetically low.
Author : Brian Gachie