What makes a sex scene sexy? More to the point, what makes a sex scene good? A number of sex-positive, LGBTQ-friendly, and otherwise forward-thinking filmmakers have directed scenes that are as steamy as they are moving. Popular on IndieWire.
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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. If you're seeing a naked actor on screen, it's important to know that legal contracts that outlined the details of the nudity were signed prior to the actor accepting the role. SAG-AFTRA, the entertainment industry labor union, designates a nudity rider as a requirement in contracts for roles that require "nudity, partial nudity or simulated sex acts.
Sexy to watch, weird to film. Or maybe real money is a bit softer I met [Halston Sage] the day before, and she was beautiful and very sweet, but it's awkward. You meet each other and then you're grinding — you don't even know her name, barely," Franco said.