Monday, August 15, 2011

Movies with Sexy Moments That Are Not Sex Scenes

“What is sexy?” - Ad campaign for Victoria’s Secret

That title is a bit of a mouthful.  What I mean by it is that there are sexy moments in the following movies, but they are not scenes in which people are having sex.  I’m not saying that sex doesn’t happen in the movie; it just doesn’t happen in that scene.

An example is the trunk scene in Out of Sight (1998.)  If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I am talking about.  Part of the time in that scene Clooney and Lopez are talking about Faye Dunaway movies.  Her movie The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) makes this list – for a chess game (seriously.)  Smaller movies that people might have missed are Sirens (1993) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), both coincidentally having plots about painters.

None of those scenes even have so much as a kiss in them (although kisses follow.)  Let’s add a few more that do involve kisses.  Let’s start with a wanted kiss that doesn’t happen in Dangerous Liaisons (1988.) We’ll then move on to a kiss on the hand from Don Juan Demarco (1994.)  Finally, let’s have a full on lips to lips kiss from Pump Up the Volume (1990.)

You can find my posts for these movies here:

Out of Sight (1998)
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Sirens (1993)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Don Juan Demarco (1994)
Pump Up the Volume (1990)

On to the reviews…


  1. I actually think not showing the scene is better. This is a quality that old movies have that the modern ones lack. Sometimes less is more.

  2. "Sometimes less is more." Agreed.

    Sometimes more is more, though. :-) I thought about including a scene from The Lover (1992) where the girl is travelling to meet the man. She can hardly wait to be with him. She gets out of the car and starts walking to his apartment just as fast as she possibly can without running. She comes right up to the door and raises her hand to knock, but before she can he whips the door open. He has not been able to wait for her, either. What follows is a pretty hot sex scene where all of their passion comes to a head. Because the sexy scene of neither of them being able to wait a moment longer was such an integral build up to the sex scene I decided not to include it in this category. I could not separate the two scenes in my head.