16 Hollywood Movies That Went Too Far In Shooting Love-Making Scenes

Sex will always be a controversial subject in cinema movies. One can show gruesome violence where heads are blown off, limbs are chopped off or people beheaded but it will not cause huge controversy as compared to if you just show a little blood at the time of ejaculation. It will send censor board into a tizzy and there will be all sorts of problems that film-makers would have to face. The mainstream cinema is more sanitized, unadulterated whereas art-house cinema ventures into controversial territory and includes bold themes and scenes.

A lot of films have sex scenes in them, some are called for, some even uncalled for while there a third category too, these are fitting scenes but are so weirdly carried out, that they can make the audience feel awkward as to why would have someone wanted them this way. Most fans think that actors and actresses getting naughty on screen would probably be fake as they are not literally shown having real sex on camera, but some actresses do get involved in real sex while filming a scene.

Here’s a list of sex scenes where things got real and sent the temperature soaring:

Young Adam:

You may not find Swinton to be that sexy, but you would be really lying to yourself after watching her and Evan McGregor go naughty at each other in Young Adam. The scene shot happened for real and the actress was very comfortable for doing it for the film.

I Smile Back:

This Foul-mouthed comedian may publicly tell numerous jokes about her sexual preferences, but did put her money where her mouth is and engaged in rough, depraved sex acts in 2015’s I Smile Back.

The Passion of Ayn Rand:

This is true! The classic actor Helen Mirren has actually participated in some sex scenes including real intercourses in films like The Passion of Ayn Rand, The Queen, and The Tempest.

Love & Other Drugs:

You won’t expect this from the Princess Diaries actress but explicit sex is exactly what she did in 2005’s crime drama, Havoc. She also has some pretty intensely spliced sex montages with Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010’s Love and Other Drugs.


Witherspoon has been involved in filming explicit sex scenes in many movies. She engaged in lots of anonymous sex in 2014’s Wild.

The Postman Always Rings Twice:

The former model and damsel in distress from King Kong of 1976, was a big sex symbol in Hollywood. She shot some really intense sex scenes in The Postman Always Rings Twice.

3000 Miles to Graceland:

While most people find Jennifer Anniston to be the “hottest friend”, her former co-star Courteney Cox is nowhere behind her. She showed that she could be as hot and maybe even more in 3000 Miles to Graceland. Courteney and Kurt Russell were involved in a very explicit sex while filming the scene.

300: Rise of an Empire:

Brutal naval commander Artemisia (Eva Green) asks the lead Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) to come onto her ship in where she tries seducing him into joining her side. After which there is some really hard-hitting sex scene, as the two try to take dominating positions. The scene comes to an end when Themistocles declines the offer to join Artemisia’s side and she furiously dismounts him.

The Dangerous Method:

Keira Knightley is very professional and does back off if the explicit sex scene is required for the scene. But she shot an intense lovemaking scene in “The Dangerous Method”. She revealed:

I’m not prudish when it comes to nudity. If the role calls for nudity, then I’m going to be naked. I’m not afraid to expose myself that way.

Spring Breakers:

The former Disney actress Vanessa Hudgens claims that her hot tub threesome in the black comedy with James Franco and Ashley Benson is the one and only sex scene her resume is likely to boost as she was engaged in an intense love-making scene with the actors.


After having a fling with his new found love Vicki (Kristen Wiig), MacGruber (Will Forte) feels remorseful about “cheating” on his dead wife Casey (Maya Rudolph), in order to repent he goes to her grave where he has sex with her ghost. The couple starts making love passionately abruptly but soon the guy can be heard grunting belligerently.


The Spiderman actress Kirsten Dunst in the Will Ferrell and Adam McCay produced Bachelorette is on the receiving end of a surprisingly intense pumping. She has been involved in various sex scenes in her movies.


In a frantic effort to keep his heart rate up and avoid definite death, Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) meets up with his girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart) in Chinatown and forces her to have sex with him at that time. Oh yes, and they were in public.

Killer Joe:

After he punches Sharla (Gina Gershon) in the nose and threatens to “wear her face”, the infamous investigator and hired contract killer Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) takes a chicken drumstick and orders her to “suck it”.

The Bronze:

If one had questions what would sex between two gymnasts look like, well folks just have a look at the scene from this film, where these two Olympic winning gymnasts make love to each other using their skills.

Shoot ‘Em Up:

She (Monica Belucci) is a hooker and he (Clive Owen) is a hitman. They were bound to hook up. The couple is found having sex while there is a hit on them. Owen even while going at it hard with Baluchi, manages to kill off every hitman who has come to kill them.

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