6 Iconic Movie Sex Scenes That Sh-t On Sex Ed
From ‘Booty Call’ to ‘American Pie’ — Happy National Sex Day.
One thing film culture has never skimped on is top tier films laced with chaotic sex scenes. Between sh-t sex education and growing interest in sexuality, something had to fill the gap and for lack of a better term, films scratched that itch. More specifically, teen movies released in the 90s and early 2000s served as an intro to intimacy and pleasure for those of us who understood just how taboo the topic was. So, in celebration of National Sex Day — here are our top six favorite sex scenes that carried our generation.
Booty Call (1997)
Casual sex, an intro to kink and icons like Vivica A. Fox and Jamie Foxx? Sex ed could never.
American Pie (1999)
By far the most influential and sex-positive film of our teen years, is American Pie. With five spinoffs, the franchise perfectly captured social norms of the times and led to the creation of other chaotic, sex-packed films like Superbad and National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
The mother of taboo films, Cruel Intentions was an introduction to sex we probably should’ve done without. However, its impact is undeniable. Don’t believe us? A remake is literally in the works.
Mr & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Admittedly a very aggressive sex scenes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith opened our eyes to a new perspective on sex. With borderline-BDSM and the constant breaking of gender roles — this was surely a style of sex we’d never get from sex ed. Also, Angelina Jolie is responsible for a generation of Genzenniall’s coming out of the closet.
40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
The hilariously awkward film starring Steve Carrell was meant to question sex norms and even as youth, we ate it up. As writer Megan Garber for The Atlantic questioned in her review “how do you define adulthood?” Well, as teens we all assumed losing our virginity would make us an adult and Carell’s character Andy allowed us to go on a journey we very curious about.
By the time he “loses” his virginity, we witness him explore and prioritize intimacy — not just sex. He does struggle with almost every aspect of sex like putting on a condom but still a win for us as once-curious teens.
A chaotic film riddled with teen drinking and insane parties, this is what we thought our teen years would resemble. The sex scene? Blew chunks.
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