Margot Robbie has done it again — revealed some rare insider info on what went on behind the scenes of, erm, a sex scene. Margot — who plays 'Jane' — owned up to getting a little 'carried away' during filming. So much so that at one point, she apparently punched her Tarzan co-star.
Sex, drugs, murder, and copious amounts of profanity. Aside from making excellent points of reference for a drinking game conducted at a short film festival, there is a legitimate reason that directors and actors are attracted to R-rated material for their films: when done correctly, it can demonstrate the competence that comes from successfully navigating a creative challenge. Before you begin preparation on a scene that requires one of your actors to strip down to little more than a modesty sock, ask yourself if such a scene is absolutely necessity to your film.
For decades, Hollywood has used stunt coordinators and experts behind the scenes to ensure a battle scene is accurate, believable and safe. Consent, harassment and assault were now mainstream topics, and naturally made their way to set. Am I okay to touch you there?
Sex Education. At a Hollywood Reporter roundtable video inEllie Kemper from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was one of six actresses brought together to discuss their careers in comedy. Through first engineering her own drama, writing a theatre piece focused around abuse, she began to examine the dynamic between the perpetrator and the victim, which led to broader thinking about the blind spot for potential abuse within the industry.
MeToo Movement remains a global issue today. Nonetheless, on a macro scale, MeToo movement has highlighted the nature and prevalence of sexual harassment. The MeToo movement has created a sea change for victims of sexual harassment and assault.
Euphoria used an 'intimacy coordinator' to help film the sex scenes and make sure the actors were comfortable. HBO's new explicit teen drama Euphoria gained a lot of hype before it aired thanks to reports of '30 penises' on screen. In case you were wondering how the cast shot those scenes, here's your answer: Euphoria uses an intimacy coordinator, Amanda Blumenthal, on set who monitors the sex scenes on the show and works with the actors to make sure they are comfortable during those intimate scenes.
Break was my final year film when I was studying in Australia. How much is considered too much for rehearsals and when does the director know how to capture that one take genuine moment for specific scenes? This scene is about Howard the protagonist visiting a hooker.
To hear most actors tell it, filming sex scenes is no turn-on. There are big cameras, of course, and big crew members that come with them. Speak to the filmmakers, though, and you get a different take. But they are delicate moments to capture.
Contrary to how effortless, natural, and erotic they seem on-screen, Hollywood sex scenes take a great deal of thoughtfulness, hard work, and preparation to create. Like any aspect of film or television, there are countless crew members — from those working on casting to camera work to editing — whose combined efforts create the movie magic we see in the final product. Because the subject matter of love scenes is so personal, those involved have a variety of secret tricks and techniques up their sleeves to make scenes convincing for audiences and as comfortable as possible for actors.