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Sex-scene experts help reshape Hollywood power dynamics in #MeToo era

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Sex-scene experts

Great work if you can get it.

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Kdrama managed global popularity without explicit sex scenes (or swearing). Maybe Hollywood should peep outside its insular little bubble.

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Does it matter?

The me too was about men in power and women.

Hollywood isn't making any movies about men and women even less any in love or sex.

All we have now a comic book movies and all women or same gender movies.

So if the trend continues these people will be out of a Job soon.

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Sex-scene experts???, pfffff !!..

Hollywoodish paraphernalic garbage, lol !!..

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"It undermines instinct and spontaneity," he wrote.

That's the point.

No. The point is that Langella was accused of sexual harassment and after investigation was fired.

Actors work like anybody else and if sexual harassment is taking place in the workplace it has to be taken seriously.

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Why do we need a sex scene in a movie? it can just be implied. Hated them as a kid watching movies with my parents. lol.

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Kdrama managed global popularity without explicit sex scenes (or swearing). Maybe Hollywood should peep outside its insular little bubble.

Did you watch Squid Game?

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How about having no sex scenes?

If a person needs sex to sell their plot, then they do not have a story worth watching.

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If a person needs sex to sell their plot, then they do not have a story worth watching

Maybe, but sexual shenanigans have always helped sell a story.

Read the bible. A bit naughty.

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WobotToday  11:26 am JST

Why not just not have sex scenes all together? Old movies relied more on the plot than cheap titillation

X-rated films are done that way. No story or plot, just action. Junk.

JeremiahToday  09:47 am JST

How about having no sex scenes?

If a person needs sex to sell their plot, then they do not have a story worth watching.

If the story line has sex scenes, if they're in the plot - fine. But it shouldn't be just that. Good movies don't rely too much on that stuff.

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I skip over most sex scenes anyway. If I wanted to watch it I'd put on some porn.

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And a swearing coordinator, a physical violence coordinator, a horror coordinator, etc.

I believe good movie actors and good staff don't need any.

No is no, but I assume contracts mention all obviously sex scenes' yes commitment.

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Kdrama managed global popularity without explicit sex scenes (or swearing).

Eh, is that kdrama you are talking about? I havent been able to watch kdrama for many years now specifically because of the amount of swearing they have, even in the most 'innocent' ones. about sex scenes I can't tell but in those kdramas ive tried to watch even the kisses became more 'american'like... now, I can really watch only Jdramas now. if a Jrama becomes like a kdrama one day that will be the end of one of my few pleasures in this life. Hope and pray a jdrama wont change.

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Intimacy coordinators should have always been a thing. They have stunt coordinators and dancechoreographers; doing a love scene involves movement and positions so they should have an expert on hand to help make things go as smoothly as possible and to make sure all parties involved are comfortable and safe.

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It undermines instinct and spontaneity

Probably true. However, acting on “instinct” (maybe The Method taken a bit too far) seems likely what’s brought the problem about. Actors will have to act their way around some of those instincts. To say cinema should exclude sex scenes is a bit childish, no doubt a by-product of relentless superhero rehashes. Sex is sometimes central to a story. So if sex coordinators is what it takes to have a good story fully explored, then fair enough. The important thing is that nobody gets hurt for a couple of hours of story telling.

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Their nothing wrong , with a little bunk and grind,as long as it coordinated on screen

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That there apparently is a burgeoning industry for "sex-scene experts" is a sad reflection on our society today on many levels. If Hollywood disappeared off the face of the earth that would be a great blessing.

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You can make a terrific movie w/o the 'obligatory' love interest or sex scenes or even kissing. 'Into the Night' from 1985 is a great exciting film with no sexual elements or overtones whatsoever. The protagonists Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfieffer are not romantically connected in any way, but they undergo an odyssey together. The film also stars BB King (he sings the opening song), David Bowie (mobster), Dan Ackroyd (cop) and others.

That movie IS Rated R - for intense and violent scenes, blood, cussing and 'mature themes' but no sex involved. No lovey-dovey to really speak of. A great thriller, I loved it.

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That's the point.

The rigged puritans pushing all these rules hate true, natural human passion and romance.

They essentially want every romantic encounter to have an authority figure watching over it somehow, whether a camera, an expert, company HR staff or a contract.

If you want to see real sex, you can just watch porn, Bronco.

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Express sisterOct. 15  12:25 pm JST

That's the point.

The rigged puritans pushing all these rules hate true, natural human passion and romance.

They essentially want every romantic encounter to have an authority figure watching over it somehow, whether a camera, an expert, company HR staff or a contract.

If you want to see real sex, you can just watch porn, Bronco.

When I was in the 8th grade we always talked about how 'in X-rated films the actions are real and they show the body parts'. It's true. R-rated films have the sex scenes simulated. When I was in the Navy I saw my first X-rated (porn) film on laserdisc, it made me sick. Totally nauseating.

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