10 Best Movie Sex Scenes of 2017

A major plot point of most movies has been love and its expressions, and one of the most natural expressions of love is sex. While sex has for a long time been portrayed in films, with progress in gender studies, filmmakers too are experimenting with sex in their films – with homosexuality, questioning heteronormative practices, toying with BDSM, you name it. 2017, that is, the last year has seen some fantastic films which has explored sex and sexuality and here is the list of some of the top memorable ones.


10. The Shape of Water

Guillermo Del Toro’s movie has been making ripples and creating waves in the award ceremonies [excuse the word play]. His deeply touching sci-fi movie about a woman who falls in love with a fish-like creature might be seen as some as a modern-day retelling of the beauty and the beast tale but Del Toro takes it up a notch in portraying interspecies love and hitting upon a primal chord of shared affection between all living creatures. The sex scene itself is deeply touching and strangely erotic – the primal passion and the tenderness between Elisa and the Amphibian man shatter all conventions of heteronormativity as it portrays an interspecies sexual relation. A bold and brilliant move by Del Toro, this film definitely deserves the spot on this list.


9. Alien: Covenant

Directed by Ridley Scott, this film becomes a notable addition to the Aliens franchise. However, we’re not here to talk about the merits of the film, of which there are many. We are here to talk about the sex scene in the shower. The scene itself is steamy, with a couple getting it on in the shower and just when things are heating up, the scene takes a gory twist as the man is killed by a Xenomorph and his blood splatters all over the woman’s face. Frankly, the sudden gore will probably be a major turn off for the viewers but the moments leading up to it will have you reaching for a glass of cold water.


8. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

A look into the life of the creator of the iconic comic book superhero – Wonder Woman. My God, how could this even have a sex scene? Right? No, you’re wrong ! Professor Marston, the Harvard psychologist invented the lie detector and it appears from the movie that his creation Wonder Woman had a lot to do with his sex life and exploration of kinks, including a rope (bet you the lasso of truth seems like a whole new thing now). Anyway, the film’s most erotic moment comes when Olive’s lies are caught on the lie detector. Marston and his wife’s sexual denial had already been documented at the time and by the time Olive’s account was taken in, they all moved towards a very steamy polyamorous scene that will remain etched in my mind for a long time.


7. Fifty Shades Darker

Based on EL James’ novel of the same name, we all know that Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s love affair is not conventional. They share a dom-sub relation and while the movie gets a lot of BDSM conventions wrong, they don’t really go wrong with the sex scenes. This is of course not surprising since both Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are incredibly hot. The movie has its steamy moments and the one that stands out here has to be the scene where Christian Grey fingers Anastasia in a crowded elevator. The simple possibility of being caught by the other people in the elevator is a major turn on for the scene and the exhibitionist trend is sure to get your blood pumping. Dakota Johnson portrays a woman being pleasured quite expertly and Christian Grey’s command preventing her from reaching a climax might just be enough for some viewers to reach theirs.


6. Lady Bird

A fantastic coming of age film, this movie is about a teenage girl and understandably will include sex. Ladybird does so and while the scene is definitely tastefully shot to capture the erotic pleasure of sex, the director is also mindful of the message that this is Lady Bird’s first time. Thus it is also a little awkward and not how she meant it to go. More than the erotic quotient of the scene, the emotional impact of the act of losing one’s virginity is brought out expertly in this movie.

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