The Best of Simulated Sex
Simultaneous orgasms. No discussion of contraception. Bras that never come off. When tasked with depicting erotic congress in film and on TV, the entertainment industrial complex shows us how little they know—or care—about real sex.
An October 2021 Mamamia (Australia) listicle singles out some of the most egregious transgressions, like simultaneous orgasms and the illusion that pool sex is both easy and enjoyable (no and NO). But not everyone gets it so spectacularly wrong. In fact, let’s take a moment to single out and celebrate the very best of simulated sex.
To help narrow the field a bit, we’re going to exclude sex scenes where actors (principle or background) are actually having sex, e.g., The Brown Bunny, Caligula, Baise-Moi, Shortbus, etc. Same for any film where stars use body doubles in scenes featuring full penetration, e.g., Nymphomaniac. It must be simulated, but so real that you can’t imagine it’s not. With this criteria in mind, we present in no particular order…