5. Crash (1996)
Crash is a great example of a film that straight away grabs attention with a unique premise and plenty of sex and nudity. Not to mention, remarkable visual flair by director David Cronenberg. Based on J. G. Ballard’s 1973 novel of the same name, the film tells the story of a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car accidents, a notable form of paraphilia.
In the most memorable moment of the film, Gabrielle (Rosanna Arquette) seduces car-fetishist James Ballard (James Spader) by showing off her scars. Ultimately, James gets quite excited and sticks his you-know-what into a wound in the back of Gabrielle’s thigh, creating a particularly niche take on “every hole’s a goal”.
4. Possession (1981)
“If you had only seen what I saw!” This line is screamed by a distraught and bewildered character about ninety minutes into Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession, and after the movie ends it’s pretty much all you’ll want to run down the sidewalk shouting at strangers.
If there is a movie deserving the tag “psychological horror”, it is Possession. Here the protagonist’s inner evil takes on a living form of a wiggling slimy creature. She goes on a killing spree to keep him alive. That is, when they are not having sexual relations. And, of course, there is the infamous subway passage scene in which our main character miscarries her own faith. She is rolling in milk, blood, urine, mucus and every other bodily liquid you can imagine. No wonder the film made the BBFC’s infamous Video Nasty hit list.
3. Tetsuo, The Iron Man (1989)
Tetsuo indeed has one of the most bizarre and violent sex scenes ever put on film (this is the idea, incidentally). This scene for the most part involves our anti-hero (who is slowly being overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal) pursuing his “girlfriend” to engage in sex.
Our protagonist has just discovered that he has grown a drill for a penis. His girlfriend is understandably freaked out, but after she hits him in the face with a hot frying pan and stabs him with a knife a bunch of times she starts getting turned on. It somehow doesn’t take her too long to forgot all about the fact that he has a DRILL FOR A PENIS. She’s reminded the hard way.
2. Team America: World Police (2004)
Matt Stone and Trey Parker presented audiences with one of the most outrageously over-the-top sex scenes ever filmed in their hit comedy Team America: World Police. Never did we think we’d see puppets having sex on film quite so explicitly, but here we are. What makes this scene so great is that the melodrama is cranked to a hundred, and these puppets are quite serious in their sexual endeavor.
Counter-terrorist agents Gary and Lisa find time to connect on Mount Rushmore as they deal with their feelings, over soft romantic pan pipes. But when they make it to the bedroom, they display an impressive variety of positions, and a litheness and flexibility that can only come from their experience as ass-kicking terrorist killers. Or because they’re actually marionettes.
1. Society (1989)
Brian Yuzna’s body horror extravaganza has the rich literally feeding off the poor (talk about class warfare). Whether one cares about the message or not (which isn’t exactly delivered in a subtle fashion so it’s pretty hard to avoid), Society can also be enjoyed as simply a bizarre, imaginative and sometimes disturbing paranoia horror flick.
After the film’s members of high society are revealed to be inhuman, the final 20 minutes are an amazing collection of grotesque and surreal imagery as these individuals get rubbery, stretchy and gooey, melt into one another, shapeshift into all kinds of crazy things, get pulled inside out (revealing that they’re mostly hollow underneath all the flash) and “shunt” victims. Perhaps this shouldn’t qualify as a “sex” scene but it’s definitely the most outrageous orgy ever put to film.
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