When was the last time you saw a sex scene in a movie so good that you were actually uncomfortable to watch it with certain people like your parents? Those of us who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s remember movies like Risky Business, Fatal Attraction, Unfaithful, and Indecent Proposal with their seductively scorching scenes. Entertainment Weekly delved into the suddenly missing movie staple.
Screenwriters are either leaving them out of the movie entirely, figuring why bother, it’s going to wind up on the cutting room floor anyway, or curbing the intensity of the scene. The idea is that by keeping a PG13 movie from an R rating, they are able to reach a larger audience.
With the ability to just go online or to one of your cable channel’s series like Game of Thrones, Girls, True Blood and the like people are less willing to pay to see a main stream movie in the theater.
For me, I would prefer that if a movie is going to have a sex scene, that it be an integral part of the movie that helps it move the story along.
While we do know that Fifty Shades is expected to come out sometime in the summer of 2014, there is still no director or actors attached to the movie. Will Team 50 throw caution to the wind and go all the way (to an NC-17) rating or keep it R rated. With sex being such an integral part of the series it is going to be difficult to walk the line.
Do you think we will continue to see a decline in sex in the movies? How can Team 50 keep true to the story but not overstep the R rating line?