Oh wow, guys… it is SO GOOD to be back! A year is far too long to be away from something you love doing. That being said, both of us NotPorn girls were not lazing about in the meantime. Both of us got promotions at our jobs and both of us had positive changes take place in our living arrangements. Laura and her hubby even added a little human grub to their stash of furry kitty children! It’s been eventful to say the least! For all those reasons, we won’t be able to return to our original, ambitious recording schedule. But, that doesn’t mean we aren’t looking forward to all sorts of interesting conversations coming down the pike.

For our majestic return we picked a well-suited topic… sex scenes we return to time and time again. This topic shares some DNA with our first ever episode, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly in that we both chose sex scenes that we return to either because they’re really good, or because they’re just atrocious.

I chose to talk about sex scenes from The Left Bank (Linkeroever – 2008) and Basic Instinct 2 (2006). Laura went with Ghost (1990) and Crimson Peak (2015).

We then branch off into discussing the return of the sex scene itself, and how mainstream television seems to be really taking the reins in bringing the sexy back. Come join us!

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When you’re making a podcast about sex in film, there’s no way to go on for very long without addressing the topic of ‘erotic thrillers’. It’s the genre to end all genres if you want to talk sex in mainstream movies. And there sure is a fuck-ton to choose from. I have an entire book on the subject, The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema by Linda Ruth Williams. She did a pretty complete look at the genre from the origin of the term to circa 2003… and still managed to miss Beyond Desire (1995). For shame, Mz. Williams, for shame. How could you have overlooked such a gem?! It has a sex scene… with William Forsythe! And Kari “I’m-Not-Ashley-Judd” Wuhrer! Pure gold.

But we decided our best bet for broaching the subject would be to start with a couple of classics. So we chose the Hollywood megastar, Basic Instinct (1992) and the bizarre-to-the-point-of-madness, Color of Night (1994).

And if that doesn’t have you erotically thrilled already… you’re dead inside.

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