Sex and nudity

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Eva Green in The Dreamers. In this film she gets even more nude than this.

As for this post about Love and other drugs, and particularly Anne Hathaway (I can’t believe she gets so much attention on my blog. She’s not even in my top 20 favorites.). I seem to have irritated many – I got quite a few angry messages defending Anne and her naked breasts.
And I think there has been some kind of misunderstanding. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not taking my words back – the film was awful. However, I don’t have anything against nudity and a sight of a pair of nice breasts. As for sex, I’m a big fan of it. Sex in a film?
- Absolutely! (Love and other drugs has it all: oral sex, intercourse, masturbation, threesome, home-made porn… Everything. Am I just advertising it now?).

But for me it completely depends on the caliber of the film. Eva Green naked in The Dreamers, Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut, Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet… The Idiots by Lars von Trier. I could go on further. These are all cases of art film or film as art.

Anne Hathaway naked in a mediocre romantic comedy is something different. I’d call it a sell out.

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6 Responses to Sex and nudity

  1. jill says:

    I hadn’t heard about this movie, The Dreamers, until now. However, I loooved Eva Green in the James Bond movie, so I will definitely have to watch this one as soon as possible! It looks like she knows how to look good naked=)

  2. julian says:

    I totally agree with you, Antonia! I also went and saw Love and other Drugs after several friends had recommended it to me, and it was such a disappointment! Even more disappointing than the movie itself, however, is that some of my best friends thought it is one of the best movies this year! They, too, called me a prude as they tried to protect their beloved movie from my views. But I don’t have anything against nudity, or sex in a movie. Just as long as it’s meaningful (for the movie, not the characters) and showed with a sense of style. The same goes for violence. I don’t like mindless gore but a good director knows how to make violence in tune with the rest of the movie, and uses it to enhance the experience.

    I’ve seen the Dreamers two or three times, and I really liked it! Bernando Bertolucci, the director, manages to capture the losing of innocence and the start of the sexual revolution that led to the sexual freedom and openness we have today. And all three main actors are playing their parts to perfection, especially in the nude scenes (it’s difficult to act natural when you’re exposed like that, just look at Anne Hathaway, for example)
    The funny thing is that the same friends of mine who loved Love and other Drugs couldn’t stand the Dreamers at all. They said it barely even had a plot, and that all it had going for it was the nude / sex-scenes, which they found off-putting.
    It’s so refreshing to read your thoughts about these films, Antonia!
    I hope you’re having a really, really good day!

  3. Heathre says:

    “However, I don’t have anything against nudity and a sight of a pair of nice breasts. As for sex, I’m a big fan of it. Sex in a film? – Absolutely!” Yes me too! I seriously thought I was the only person in this world who was totally okay with sex/nudity in film. However, most of the time, sex in film is terrible and awkward. It was excellent in Sex and the City. I recommend Cashback. I haven’t seen Love and other drugs yet. I want to.

  4. I had to see Love and Other Drugs today because of your post as I was intrigued to see it for myself (although this is definitely not my kind of film). And… I agree with everything you said!
    And, Eva Green is stunning, I like the Dreamers actually.
    My point is that nudity can be tender and beautiful or cheap and vulgar.
    PS. thanks for the comment x

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