Sex can be a very interesting subject for filmmakers to work on. But what’s important is how a filmmaker decides to make use of the content. The difference between “exploring” and “exploiting” sex is what defines a truly great sensual piece of cinematic art. Films featuring two people removing their clothes and having sex are in abundance but there are few filmmakers who are obsessed with the various facets of sexuality and the way it defines human existence. Let’s take a look at the list of 12 film directors who are obsessed with sex.
12. Adrian Lyne
Adrian Lane used to be a big name in Hollywood during the 80s and 90s but later got sucked into oblivion and hasn’t made a single feature in the last 15 years. His films often dealt with erotic subjects that mostly centered around unfaithful marriages and the bizarre complexities of man woman relationships. ‘Unfaithful’ , the story of a sexually unsatisfied woman who develops an affair with a stranger, features a number of sensual scenes which are quite intense and beautifully shot. Two of his other features ,’Fatal Attraction’ and ’91/2 Weeks’, also featured explicit sexual themes with the latter even managing to trigger somewhat of a controversy which resulted in its distributor making a cut for the U.S release. His body of work makes it apparent that he is obsessed with sex.
11. Joe D’Amato