Love, passion, sex, romances and scandals have always made part of the history of cinema since its very beginning. Some cult movies of an era that deserve mentioning and appreciation due to peculiarities.
The Last Tango in Paris (1972): starring an overweight Marlon Brandon as sex symbol. In this sexual plot, the main character tries to get over the loss of a suicidal wife. With first time ever, hardcore sex scene made famous the world over. Whose role was to lubes a French girl’s (Maria Schneider) derriere with plain butter, so doing he performs anal sex with her.
The Empire of Senses (1975): from the Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, based on a true-life story, whereupon a prostitute and respective pimp get together through thin and thin in non-stop sex romp. This movie would be the first hardcore sex movie with creative and explicit scenes of sexuality.
Fatal Attraction (1987): starred by Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. A lawyer’s life story, whose steady marriage confronts extramarital relations with terrible consequences, as footage of a sex scene conducted in the kitchen was considered outstanding.
Basic Instinct (1992): starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas. She is the suspect of committing a crime in that he investigates. Both get involved during investigations. Raunchy sex scenes and a leg crossing, which still much alive in the memory of who watched it.
Body of Evidence (1992): starring Madonna and William Dafoe in a plot of a millionaire found dead from sex overdose. Rebecca is the prime suspect taken to court. Her lawyer seduced by her, begins playing up a myriad of sexual fantasies. The hottest scene depicts Madonna covering his body with wax.
9 ½ Weeks of Love (1986): a mysterious man (Mickey Rourke) who seduces a beautiful woman, playing her up in sexual games. It left its mark by daring sexual fantasies and sexual games.
Rear Window (1954): a classy Hitchcock. A photographer (James Stewart) breaks a leg and finds himself homebound stranded in-figure of speech, killing time peeping through his apartment windows until the day he witnesses a crime.
Several movies could be mentioned, there wouldn’t be room enough for all. I believe that somehow plots that influence our lives carry us away. As for sexuality, showed in all its guises, serves us all as inspirational source of enrichment towards sexuality heightening.
By Kelly Cristine Barbosa Cherulli
Psychologist and Sexologist