In the film industry, unsimulated sex is the presentation in a film of sex scenes where the actors engage in an actual sex act and are not just miming or simulating the actions. At one time in the United States such scenes were restricted by law and self-imposed industry standards such as the Motion Picture Production Code. Beginning in the late s, most notably with Blue Movie by Andy Warhol , mainstream movies began pushing boundaries in terms of what was presented on screen. Notable examples include two of the eight Bedside -films and the six Zodiac -films from the s, all of which were produced in Denmark and had many pornographic sex scenes, but were nevertheless considered mainstream films, all having mainstream casts and crews, and premiering in mainstream cinemas. From the end of the s until the late s it was rare to see hardcore scenes in mainstream cinema, but this changed with the success of Lars von Trier 's The Idiots , which heralded a wave of art-house films with explicit content,   such as Romance , Baise-moi , Intimacy , Vincent Gallo 's The Brown Bunny , and Michael Winterbottom 's 9 Songs
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Sixteen years ago, it received one, and a whirlwind of controversy alongside it. His latest film, the capitalist satire Greed , has already caused a ruckus for its merciless depiction of a Philip Green-like fashion mogul. Considering who was responsible for the film , that may have been the point all along. Its presence on the DVD shelves of every charity shop in the country is also significant — pre-streaming, 9 Songs was one of, and perhaps the only, mainstream film with an 18 certificate to feature repeated scenes of unsimulated sex.
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Though some stunt, er, parts were employed, you are basically watching actors like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Shia LeBeouf engage in the sort of unsimulated activities you associate with porn stars. LeBeouf even sent in a homemade pornographic videotape for his audition. Whatever Happened to NC Movies? These films are cast with A-list movie stars and directed by world-class filmmakers. They are designed to play in multiplexes and art houses.
Here's the thing. People have sex. Movies have sex scenes. Wouldn't it be intriguing if a movie featured two actors having actual, consensual sex, instead of just mimicking sex in a way that looks great onscreen but is almost certainly very, very awkward in real life?