All sex scenes must be incredibly awkward to shoot. That’s certainly what we’ve gleaned from every Kate Winslet interview from the last three years at any rate. There’s something about having a sex scene with James Franco, however, that seems particularly jarring. Totally awesome, of course, but also deeply jarring. Just ask his Spring Breakers costar Vanessa Hudgens. “It was very nerve-racking for me,” Hudgens said of her first cinematic sex scene. “I told my agent that I never want to do it ever again.” Can’t you just imagine James Franco using a creepy robot voice at the exact wrong moment, or suddenly looking up with tiny plastic dinosaurs Super-glued all over his face? We’re not saying you can’t enjoy that if that’s your thing, but still…James Franco seems like a sex scene loose cannon.
It probably didn’t help that Vanessa’s first foray into onscreen intimacy was part of what we can only imagine is a very seedy threeway involving her, Franco and Pretty Little Liars‘ Ashley Benson. Considering his character’s name is Alien, we’re betting James had his gold grill on the entire time. You’ve seen that Spring Breakers clip of him ranting about t-shirts and vampires! We’re just saying, it’s not like Vanessa had to make faux love in The Notebook 2: Electric Snuggaloo or anything. We won’t know the facts until we see the threesome with our own judgmental eyes! (Which of course we will. Like we wouldn’t go to see this movie!)
From the sound of it, Zac Efron is downright giddy about his sex scenes with Nicole Kidman in the upcoming thriller The Paperboy. After seeing new stills of the movie, so are we. “She’s my love interest… Nicole is so gorgeous. It was everything you dreamed of. She was such a lovely person. I pinch myself everyday, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman,” Efron gushed to reporters from the AAP. “It was the highlight of my life. Nicole was something else and was always in character. She didn’t get weird method, like some actors do, but I have never seen anyone so centered.” Um, do you all see the bleach-blond Florida hotness that is Kidman in that movie still right there? Just looking at that photo is the highlight of our lives, and yet there’s more!
Collider has 24 new images of the movie, and the each one looks almost as amazing as a Efron/Kidman sex scene looks in our minds. Oh, like you weren’t picturing it too? The photos highlight a greasy-looking Matthew McCounaghey, a paisley-wearing, knife-wielding John Cusack, and the fact everyone is covered in a thin layer of swamp sweat and sex oils. As it should be. That’s just our opinion, though. What do you think about the film’s sex scenes, Nicole?
We see what you did there, Zac Efron. You’re trying to lure us into see your new romantic movie The Lucky One with your supernatural bra-unhooking abilities! We couldn’t help but be swayed when we saw video of you destroying Jimmy Kimmel in a brassiere-removal competition last night. This is just like when you dropped that condom on the red carpet to convince us to see The Lorax. That’s…that’s why everyone else saw The Lorax too, right?
As if that wasn’t enough to charm us into shelling out $12.50, you also talked with People about your sex scenes with costar Taylor Shilling in the film, which is based a Nicholas Sparks novel. “There is sort of a fear inherent in everyone else so me and Taylor weren’t afraid at all,” you explained. Added Taylor, “I think the harder part is doing some of the emotional scenes and then once those are done, it’s like, you want me to kiss you? Meh. No big deal.” Well, if the sex scenes are anything like the ones in the film adaptation of Sparks’ The Notebook, that’s reason enough for us sprint immediately to the nearest movie theater. Oh no…now we’re talking ourselves into seeing your movie! Damn you, Zac Efron! Damn you and your nimble fingers and impressive acting ability!
James Franco may have once watched a gay prostitute straight-up have sex with a client to prepare for a role (seriously, how was that not a bigger story? He talked about it onInside the Actor’s Studio!), but that doesn’t mean he’s down with the fictional Breaking Dawn sex scene. In a scathing review for the Paris Review, the Rise of the Planet of the Apes actor tore the latest entry in the Twilight series apart like so many pillows in a honeymoon suite over the supposedly massive amounts of teenage sexuality on display.
“For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the Twilight movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers,” Franco complains. “The actors prance about like pieces of meat, their disturbingly developed bodies on full display; Taylor Lautner’s rippling teenage chest is just a little better than the child beauty-pageant stars at the end of Little Miss Sunshine.” Wow, we don’t agree with James’ assessment at all! Well, except maybe the Taylor Lautner thing; the man-boy was shirtless within the first 45 seconds of the movie. What do you think? Is Franco right to be outraged, or does the star of the upcoming porn-themed indie film Cherry seem just a little bit hypocritical?
The only thing better than an excellently-filmed, superbly-acted sex scene? Hugh Jackman’s sex scene with Jennifer Garner in their upcoming political comedy Butter, because it was humiliating. “I did probably one of the most embarrassing things I had to do on a movie set, or funny anyway,” the Real Stealactor told the Huffington Post. Other than star in Scoop, right Hugh? Scoop must be a close runner-up.
“We have an off-screen love scene, Jen and I, and it takes place in the back of a car, you don’t see anything. We had to record it in a car,” Hugh explained. Unfortunately, technical issues required the sound people to record Garner and Jackman separately. As Hugh explains, “And so, we both had to kind of perform our version, in character, of sex while the other one is quiet. And it was impossible not to be laughing your head off while the other person is doing it. That was humiliating… Guys never sound good during sex. It’s impossible to sound good.”Oh please, like 60% of the Earth’s population wouldn’t want to hear that, Hugh. Either way, we bet you still sounded better than Scoop sounded on the big screen. Seriously, that was not a particularly good movie!
Let’s be clear: Kate Winslet hates sex scenes, despite the fact that she is very, very good at them (The hand on the window in Titantic? Flawless).”I hate it! Listen make no mistake, I just get on it,” the God of Carnage star told V Magazine. “I just go in and say ‘Oh f–k’ let’s do it.’ and boom. If you complain about it or procrastinate it’s not going to go away. Its a profoundly bizarre thing to do.” Is Kate sure she means bizarre? Wouldn’t a better word for it be…awesome?
Considering the little Kate Winslet vomiting anecdote she told at the Venice Film Festival this week, we shouldn’t be surprised at how up front she is about her feelings. Her use of the phrase “left nut sack,” however? Still surprising. “As actors you talk about it all the time,” Winslet explained. “You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say ‘What the f–k are we doing?’ ‘Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so’s left nut sack pressed against my cheek.’ It’s sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms.” Wow, we are definitely going to have to see The God of Carnage. And really hope we don’t somehow sit next to Kate Winslet’s mom.
Even while filming, Swan cast and crew weren’t exactly sure how to attract viewers to what is essentially a blood-spattered ballet movie. Luckily, they figured out the true secret to great film making. “Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie. I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that,” Natalie claims. Forget the ingenious plot and beautiful cinematography. Now we know for sure that men and women, young and old alike, will all pile in the minivan to see two famous ladies get it on. Maybe now they can finally get that Susan B. Anthony biopic made!
While we love her as insane sister-wife Nicolette on Big Love, we can never forget Chloe Sevigny’s b.j. scene in Vincent Gallo’sBrown Bunny. Apparently, neither can Chloe. “There are a lot of emotions. I’ll probably have to go to therapy at some point. But I love Vincent. The film is tragic and beautiful, and I’m proud of it and my performance. I’m sad that people think one way of the movie, but what can you do? I’ve done many explicit sex scenes, but I’m not that interested in doing any more. I’m more self-aware now and wouldn’t be able to be as free, so why even do it?” Sevigny told Playboy. Wow, one real-life sex act with Vincent Gallo can really change a person, and not just in terms of their bacteria count.
Chloe’s already beginning to scale back on her wild child ways, starting with the last season of Big Love. “Although I have done nudity on the show, the other girls won’t do topless. I don’t want to be the show’s Samantha, like on Sex and the City–the only woman who’ll do nudity. So I refused to do any more and there was a lot of back-and-forth about it,” she revealed. Chloe Sevigny has always rocked the slutty librarian look. So now she’s just…what, a librarian? Ugh, remind us to bring a book. [Photo: Getty Images]
It’s out of the lesbian hate sex frying pan of Black Swan and into awkward rom-com fire of Friends With Benefits for Mila Kunis, who must burn through merkins like Danica Patrick burns through spare tires. On Ellen today, we got an earful about Mila and Justin Timberlake’sFriends With Benefits sex scene, and it sounds…painfully awkward. “I love him. He’s adorable!” Kunis gushed about co-star Timberlake, but then admitted that the two “got to have very uncomfortable scenes for two weeks” when they had to get down to bidness in front of the camera.
But wasn’t so much the fake boning that weirded Mila out as it was the peanut gallery staring at them while they filmed it. “I mean, regardless there’s like 150 crew men watching and you see each other’s bits and pieces,” said Mila. When it comes to Justin Timberlake, we personally would accept any bit, piece or other teeny little scrap that came our way. “The whole thing is just wrong,” complained Kunis. Ah, but is it wrong that getting it on with Justin Timberlake in front of 150 burly Teamsters is now one of our top fantasies? It is? Awesome.