Behind sex scenes

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Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Contrary to how effortless, natural, and erotic they can seem on-screen, Hollywood sex scenes take a great deal of thoughtfulness, hard work, and preparation to create. And since the subject matter of love scenes is so personal, those involved have a variety of tricks and techniques up their sleeves to make scenes convincing for audiences and as comfortable as possible for actors.

6 movie sex scenes where things went wrong behind the cameras

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A Hollywood career in front of the cameras has many perks, but filming forced, awkward sex scenes is certainly not one of them — especially when things don't unfold quite according to plan. From excessive perspiration to agonising injuries, the following actors and their co-stars certainly made some lasting memories. Allison Janney has, most probably, seen it all during her year career in television, film and theatre, but we doubt that anything will surpass one particular moment during the comedy-drama Life During Wartime when a sex scene with her co-star Michael Lerner went south. It was terrible, but it was one of those moments I'll never forget. Anne, who starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie, thought that the cameras were rolling — but no, they were not, and the Ocean's 8 actor was standing there in the buff when there was absolutely no need. But Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds hit a stumbling block when shooting with Olivia Wilde, who decided to play a little prank on him. And I reflexively, like an idiot, just put my hands right back on her breasts.

The awkward, technical truth behind Hollywood sex scenes

There are contract stipulations, censorship requirements, and of course, the actual filming of the sex scene; which can sometimes be awkward for the actors involved. Sarah Treem, creator of the Showtime series The Affair , claimed that sex was one of the trickiest aspects of the storytelling process. Most sex scenes are planned out before the cameras start rolling. The actor and producers must agree on the usage of the footage and the specific kind of nudity that will be needed before the contract that is signed.
A TV show came out in that — quarantine or no quarantine — made us all sad and horny. Since there's been enough sad this year to last us a lifetime, let's talk about sex instead. The show's intimacy coordinator, Ita O'Brien founder of Intimacy on Set and author of the Intimacy on Set guidelines, which protect performers during scenes that involve sex or nudity , takes us inside the creation of those steamy scenes.