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15 Films In Where The Actors Really Had Sex! (Video)

15 Films In Where The Actors Really Had Sex! (Video)

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By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Working as an actor requires being open to some crazy things. Having to film a love scene can give even the most courageous and reputable actors some stage fright. But imagine if you had to do it for real? I mean, full on penetrative intercourse. You’d think it would be illegal, but plenty of movies have incorporated real sex between actors in order to establish a sort of genuine authenticity to the film.

While some may think that esteemed actors engaging in that kind of behavior for a movie is gratuitous and inappropriate, many actors have agreed to the conditions. Racy and controversial director Lars von Trier has utilized unsimulated scenes for several of his films, including his movie Nymphomaniac.

These types of scenes in film can be crucial to the story that writers and directors are trying to tell. But at what point is the boundary between real and fantasy crossed? For a lot of artists, both behind the scenes and in front of them, there is no line. 

This is a roundup of some of the most infamous films where actors really did it on sets for the camera. Keep reading to find out who they are.Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Nymphomaniac: Volume I is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Lars von Trier’s controversial two-part Nymphomaniac featured no small amount of unsimulated scenes. When actor Shia LaBeouf signed on as a love interest opposite Stacy Martin, rumors spread about their performance for the film. Lars von Trier had already mentioned his film would feature the real deal. LaBeouf initially said he agreed to participate in the scenes.

However, when the film finally premiered, it was revealed the actual deed was performed between two adult film actors. LaBeouf and Martin’s bodies were superimposed with CGI for those scenes.

Actors: Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Stellan Skarsgård, + more

Released: 2013

Directed by: Lars von Trier

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Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Gaspar Noé’s 2015 film Love featured real love between actors Karl Glusman and Aomi Muyock. But Noé took his romance film to the next level by producing it in 3D! Love is first and foremost about intercourse in 3D and only secondly about the dramatic love story between the two protagonists.

Most of it was not choreographed and Noé admitted he hoped his film would make men and women both feel, well, “excited.”

Actors: Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin, Aomi Muyock

Released: 2015

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Little Ashes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Robert Pattinson’s “O” face (as Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes) seemed a little too real to audiences. And they weren’t wrong. Pattinson admitted he touched himself onscreen for the scene in order to make it realistic.

According to Pattinson, faking the scene “just doesn’t work… so I pleasured myself in front of the camera.”

Actors: Robert Pattinson, Arly Jover, Matthew McNulty, Simón Andreu, Esther Nubiola, + more

Released: 2008

Directed by: Paul Morrison

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Caligula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Penthouse founder Bob Guccione produced the intense historical drama Caligula about the fall of the Roman emperor of the same name. It can’t be all that surprising the founder of an adult men’s magazine wanted to make a movie with unsimulated love scenes. The movie, starring Helen Mirren and Malcolm McDowell, featured after-the-fact scenes Guccione filmed in private.

Although the leads of the film didn’t do it with one another, Guccione’s personal Penthouse Pets filmed unsimulated scenes for post-production.

Actors: Helen Mirren, Peter O’Toole, Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, Patrick Allen, + more

Released: 1979

Directed by: Tinto Brass

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The Brown Bunny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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The Brown Bunny is the independent Cannes film that made Chloë Sevigny a household name. It’s also the film where she notoriously gave costar and director Vincent Gallo very real and very graphic oral treatment. Many were suspicious about the authenticity of the scene between the two stars, but Sevigny herself has admitted it is indeed real.

The movie polarized audiences at Cannes, but it has lived in infamy for the scene that blew Sevigny onto the Hollywood landscape as a fashion icon and successful actress.

Actors: Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Vincent Gallo, Rick Doucette, Mary Morasky, + more

Released: 2003

Directed by: Vincent Gallo

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Antichrist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Yet another Lars von Trier film, Antichrist stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as two characters struggling to come to terms with their toddler’s accidental death. The film takes on a whole new definition of horror, and features intense love scenes between Dafoe and Gainsbourg.

One scene in particular has been credited as unsimulated. However, it did not feature the two actors, but instead utilized body doubles for the scene

Actors: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Released: 2009

Directed by: Lars von Trier

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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss S is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is known for a number of things (aside from it’s ridiculously long title), primarily its subversion of the “blacksploitation” films that plagued the ’70s. Melvin Van Peebles, who is almost entirely responsible for all creative aspects of the film, starred in the movie about an African-American man on the run from the white police.

Van Peebles also notoriously engaged in the real deal for the film’s most wild scenes.

Actors: John Amos, Melvin Van Peebles, Rhetta Hughes, Nick Ferrari, West Gale, + more

Released: 1971

Directed by: Melvin Van Peebles

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Pink Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Pink Flamingos starred a drag queen named Divine, who has been labeled “the filthiest person alive.” This movie is mostly known for its crude scenes and even cruder love scenes. In likely the film’s most famous moment, Divine services a man who is playing her son in the film.

The movie was banned in several countries, including Australia and Canada.

Actors: John Waters, Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, David Lochary, + more

Released: 1972

Directed by: John Waters

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The Idiots is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Lars von Trier appears again with his controversial 1998 film The Idiots. The story is about a group of friends who give up their inhibitions and decide to act on their “idiot” qualities. Although most of the scenes, which include some group activities and not a whole lot of clothes (read: none), are actually faked, there is a particular scene that shows unsimulated action. You can’t see the couple’s faces, but you can see their ~ other ~ parts up close and personal in one of the group scenes.

The film got the okay for a theatrical release, but future editions of the scene were pixelated.

Actors: Lars von Trier, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Paprika Steen, Anne Louise Hassing, Bodil Jørgensen, + more

Released: 1998

Directed by: Lars von Trier

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9 Songs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Michael Winterbottom’s 9 Songs came under fire for featuring real intercourse between actors Kieran O’Brien and Margo Stilley. And not just once – a few times, and in different angles.

While production filmed nine live performances from prominent rock bands, it’s mostly remembered for the deed

Actors: Alex Kapranos, Margo Stilley, Kieran O’Brien, Michael Nyman, Nick McCarthy, + more

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

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Lie with Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Lie with Me’s intimate scenes looked pretty realistic to audiences. So much so, in fact, people started probing about their authenticity. Lauren Lee Smith and Eric Balfour starred as lovers in the film, and both eventually owned up to the fact their scenes were actually unsimulated.

The decision shocked critics mainly because both actors are fairly famous and well-known.

Actors: Eric Balfour, Lauren Lee Smith, Kristin Lehman, Mayko Nguyen, Don Francks, + more

Released: 2005

Directed by: Clement Virgo

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Wetlands is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Wetlands is not a film for the faint of heart. It stars Carla Juri as an extremely “active” teenager who refuses to uphold even the most fundamental hygienic standards of cleanliness. She also engages in some lewd activities, including gettin’ down with vegetables.

In one scene, a group of men relieve themselves on top of a pizza, which was in no way sugarcoated for the big screen.

Actors: Meret Becker, Axel Milberg, Edgar Selge, Harry Baer, Christoph Letkowski, + more

Released: 2013

Directed by: David Wnendt

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Shortbus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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A group of young people in New York trying to find themselves emotionally. Sounds like the plot of Rent, right? Nope, it’s the drama Shortbus. Known primarily for featuring unsimulated scenes, the movie is about an array of quirky young people who meet at a “social” club on a weekly basis to “connect” with people. The actors were encouraged to really release, especially for the final group scene.

Director John Cameron Mitchell can be seen in the final scene engaging in the fun. Mitchell cited team solidarity as his reason for participating.

Actors: Daniela Sea, Justin Vivian Bond, Miriam Shor, Yolonda Ross, Jeff Whitty, + more

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

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Intimacy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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Intimacy tells the story of two strangers who engage in anonymous trysts. Actors Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox participated in unsimulated scenes for the roles. The film, which features Fox giving Rylance the oral treatment, is surprisingly considered mainstream

Actors: Marianne Faithfull, Timothy Spall, Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, Susannah Harker, + more

Released: 2001

Directed by: Patrice Chéreau

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In the Realm of the Senses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 15 Movies Where The Actors Really Had Sex
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In the Realm of the Senses is a Japanese drama about a man who leaves his wife for another woman. The two engage in various experimental bedroom situations, but it’s the ending that shocked viewers most. Eiko Matsuda’s Sada ends the life of her lover, Kichizō, by choking him as part of their love routine. She then proceeds to castrate him and carry him inside her for several days.

While the castration was nowhere near real, the very graphic scenes were, causing audiences to feel a little sickened by the whole thing.

Actors: Taiji Tonoyama, Tatsuya Fuji, Meika Seri, Akiko Koyama, Aoi Nakajima, + more

Released: 1976

Directed by: Nagisa Oshima

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