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