A Brief History of Actual Sex in Movies

Karl Glusman as Murphy and Aomi Muyock as Electra in 'Love' (2015). Photo by Benoît Debie.

Karl Glusman as Murphy and Aomi Muyock as Electra in 'Love' (2015). Photo by Benoît Debie.Vice magazine brings us a report on movies that include unsimulated sex scenes, including LoveNymphomaniac, Starlet, and Stranger by the Lake. Most have been produced abroad and only received a limited US release, which isn’t as affected by an NC-17 rating. Still, despite the best efforts of censors and the MPAA, films have included real sex for nearly as long as there has been film.

Take a brief tour of cinematic history’s most transgressive sex scenes.

Stephanie

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