Looking for a movie that's almost porn, but technically not? Here are 13 movies that will get you turned on with their almost nonstop nudity. And yet, they're still totally mainstream with great plots and talented actors. Consider it sex with a side of sophistication. Based on Anais Nin's memoir of the same name, it takes viewers through Nin's affair with Henry Miller and her sexual awakening via his wife, June, in early '30s France. This movie is famous for being just bad enough to gain a cult following, and for heavily sexualizing Saved By the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley, who spends a lot of the movie pole dancing in the nude.
Sex scenes are nearly as old as movies themselves. In fact, one of the first films to be screened for the public debuted in and was called The Kiss. It was quite steamy for its time, featuring a full-on brushing of the lips, which, let us tell you, really riled up the modest-minded folks of the late 19th century. These days, a sex scene has to shock for us to consider it among the greatest sex scenes of all time. It has to make us laugh riotously, recoil in disgust, squirm at the weirdness, or at the very least, rewatch it repeatedly because it's just so damn hot. There have been loads of movies featuring such boundary-pushing scenes, and only some of them starred Sharon Stone or Tom Cruise or puppets.
What makes the perfect sex scene? The pure eroticism? Its emotional undercurrents? The shift and flow of the camera?
What exactly is gratuitous nudity? Cinema in the Seventies was basically one long nude scene; it would be easier to list films without nudity than with. To learn that she was topless for even a microsecond was epic news from sea to shining sea.