The Brown Bunny D. Vincent Gallo Gossip about cult actor Vincent Gallo's directing debut centered on a graphic oral-sex scene and his feud with critic Roger Ebert. In a naturalistic style of story-telling, the flawed and widely-ridiculed film followed Clay's westward trip in his black van to Los Angeles, California after he had lost an East Coast New Hampshire race.
During his trip, he met fleetingly with three women and connected only briefly with each of them before leaving - all were named after flowers: Reportedly at one time, Winona Ryder and Kirsten Dunst were to be in the film, but presumably dropped due to the film's final scene.
Other critics and audiences derided and scorned the film and its filmmaker. The feud with Ebert ended when the film was re-cut approximately 26 minutes of the two hour film were excised and re-released, and Ebert gave the film his 'thumbs-up' endorsement. Further controversy arose over large billboards conspicuously placed in Los Angeles on Sunset Blvd.
This film further broke down the division between pornography and erotica. In the film's most notorious, explicit and controversial scene of unsimulated fellatio at the finale, Bud and Daisy were in a starkly-white hotel room soon-to-be-revealed as a fantasy masturbatory sequence - both lonely and needy individuals who were attempting to connect and speak to each other.
Twice, she went to the bathroom to smoke crack cocaine. He undressed her down to her black bra and panties as she reclined back on the bed. After more kissing and fondling of her naked breasts, as he stood before her at the side of the bed, he undid his belt buckle, released his pant's fly, and she took his male member into her mouth to begin the infamous 'blow-job' scene - as he held himself.
As she pleasured him in her mouth, they still engaged in a conversation about their love for each other. The Infamous Scene When he was finished and satisfied, he stuffed himself back into his underwear and zipped up his fly. He laid on the bed, in a blurry shot and told her: She apologized "I never meant to hurt you, Bud".
He moaned about her drug-addicted habit, especially when she was pregnant. She admitted that she was assaulted and raped by the guys after she passed out from getting high which Bud witnessed passively through the partially-open door of the bedroom. Bud confessed that he didn't help her, but walked away.
When he returned to the scene of the rape, an ambulance had already arrived at the scene, and he sadly kissed her corpse on a stretcher. The controversy-provoking film ended with a shocking, melodramatic plot twist to explain Bud's complex personality and downer mood throughout the film regarding Daisy as his lost love - the only woman he ever loved. The film's ending gave greater meaning to everything that came before, including the sex scene.
It was revealed that Daisy had in fact died as a result of the incident choking to death on her own vomit - "I was dead" - and was later taken away in the ambulance. Bud's intense guilt about abandoning her and his continuing crisis of masculine insecurity were informed by the appearance of the deceased Daisy in his mind only! The Dreamers , Fr. Bernardo Bertolucci Bernardo Bertolucci's NCrated chronicle of sexual discovery hinted at incest and other taboos while deliberately evoking erotic art movies of the '60s.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci's NC explicitly-rated film of sexual discovery and intimacy was set in the summer in Paris in The arthouse film involved a continual series of semi-incestuous encounters between the three characters, all fellow cineastes.
While the twin's parents were away for a month at the seaside, the game-playing group became very close friends and sexual partners: Isabelle Eva Green , an uninhibited, naturally-buxom blonde, Theo's twin Theo Louis Garrel , Isabelle's possessive, brooding twin brother Matthew Michael Pitt , an American cinema exchange student studying in Paris During improvisational sexual games, mostly tests of cinema trivia, they asked questions of each other and play-acted about various classic films in cinema Queen Christina, City Lights, Top Hat, Breathless, etc.
Following Theo's failure to identify Blonde Venus, a film with a chorus line dancer-singer wearing a coat, he was forced to masturbate in front of them to a picture of Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel. Soon after, Theo explained to Matthew how he and his sister were intimately synchronized - he pointed to his conjoined brain: She'd be me if she were a man We're Siamese twins, joined here. She removed the underpants of a partially-resistant Matthew, finding a picture of herself stuck to his penis "Oh, how sweet of you, Matthew, to keep my image next to your heart".
His declothing was followed by their noisy, grunting copulation on the apartment's kitchen floor he lowered himself onto her and entered her for intercourse , as Theo non-chalantly fried eggs on the nearby gas stove. In the so-called "blood-on-the-face" scene, Isabelle was - surprisingly - shown to be virginal, when she was deflowered and bled.
The Kitchen Floor Copulation Scene Between Matthew Michael Pitt and Isabelle Eva Green In the next scene of subsequent lovemaking between the two, the camera panned slowly up Isabelle's completely naked body with a full-frontal closeup as Matthew lovingly kissed her. It was love at first sight. Let's get something straight, okay? You're a nice boy and I like you a lot I told you something else, remember? That Isa and I are Siamese twins After a while, they became more isolated from the world, as Matthew narrated in voice-over: We didn't know or care if it was day or night.
It felt as if we were drifting out to sea, leaving the world far behind us. As the bath ended, Isabelle asked Matthew: Get out of the bath. This is what you call proof of love? Turning me into a freak? You want to shave my pubic hair?
You want me to be a little boy for you? A little prepubescent Theo at six, who you can play games with? You can touch peepee I'll show you mine. You show me yours. You sleep in the same bed together, every night.
You pee in the john together. You play these little games. I wish you could step out of yourselves and just look I look at you, and I listen to you and I think - you're never gonna grow. You won't grow like this.
Not as long as you keep clinging to each other the way that you do. He proposed to take Isabelle on regular dates - something she had not experienced before. At the end of the film, they slept together nakedly-intertwined in an indoor tent, and unbeknownst to them, Theo's and Isabelle's parents briefly entered the apartment and found the disturbing sight, but did not wake them. A concluding self-destructive streak was exhibited by Isabelle in homage to Bresson's Mouchette , Fr.
Bush's war on terror was a hit despite conservative claims that it was anti-Bush propaganda. Michael Moore's controversial 'documentary' film, an anti-Iraq War treatise, was a critical expose and scathing indictment of the George W. It was accused of being propagandistic - especially in an election year - and that it contained half-truths and distortions of facts, and some conservative groups called for theaters to not screen it. The controversial film was rated R due to its graphic images of war victims and some harsh language , under protest from filmmaker Moore, who hired ex-NY governor Mario Cuomo to appeal the decision.
With Moore's urging, some theaters defied the rating and allowed teenagers without guardians to attend. The documentary film was included among the Cannes Film Festival's main competition only the second time in 48 years for a documentary - and won the top prize called the Palme D'or - the first for a documentary in nearly 50 years.
It had earlier gained further publicity and notoriety when Disney opted not to distribute the film through its Miramax subsidiary unit, and Moore accused the company of censorship. Disney's refusal to let Miramax release it, because it would risk causing a partisan battle and alienate customers, actually contributed to the film's great success. Bush's continued reading of the children's book "My Pet Goat" in a Florida elementary school after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center filmmaker Michael Moore narrated: Bush decided to go ahead with his photo opportunity Bill Condon Many groups claimed this honest portrait of the pioneering sex researcher advocated perversion and glorified his work.
This serious and engrossing biopic was about controversial, Midwestern human sexuality researcher Dr. Alfred Kinsey Liam Neeson at Indiana University who laid the groundwork for the coming sexual revolution, with its tagline: This movie was the precursor to Showtime's cable series Masters of Sex beginning in Other neo-Puritanical proponents thought the film was another example of how Hollywood was normalizing perversion, attacking Christian values about sexual morality, and promoting a "pro-homosexual agenda.
The non-erotic, non-exploitative, and non-prurient film was attacked by morality extremists for its candid and frank drama about the famous Indiana University doctor's obsessive life-work.
It illustrated how Kinsey's own free-thinking wife Clara "Mac" McMillen Oscar-nominated Laura Linney had painful sexual problems with her inexperienced husband during their honeymoon. On their wedding night, the two virgins were so sexually naive that their attempts to consummate their marriage were a complete failure.
They later realized that they were unaware of a physical challenge - Mac's thick hymen had impeded their union. Later, she was engaged in an extra-marital affair with her husband's bi-sexual teaching assistant Clyde Martin Peter Sarsgaard - who also had a homosexual encounter with Kinsey and appeared in a full-frontal scene. Kinsey also had a strict religious upbringing which impacted his own personal feelings about sex feelings of shame when contemplating masturbation for himself as a young man and his own inability to be completely comfortable with his own body.
It told about how a young Kinsey was punished with a confining genital strap to prevent him from masturbating by his ultra-moralistic, bullying, and repressive minister father John Lithgow. I mustered the courage to talk to my friend and she told me, to my great surprise, that the feelings were mutual.
We-we've been together for three happy years now. Michael Winterbottom This UK movie received limited US distribution but revived the "porn or art" debate by charting a couple's relationship through nine unsimulated sex scenes. Maverick British director Michael Winterbottom's ultra-graphic, minute romantic love story was composed of the recollected memories of a male's affair with a female while flying over the snowy wastes of Antarctica.
The film followed a traditional romantic arc, from initial infatuation, to passionate love, and then disenchantment and the end of the relationship. It was artistically shot in digital chiaroscuro and released unrated, and consisted almost entirely of real-time, unsimulated sex scenes beginning with commonplace sex - and then culminating with more experimentation.
This sexually-explicit, naturalistic mainstream British film brought up the main question: The explicit scenes included sexual intercourse often in closeup , including oral sex both male and female , cunnilingus with a close-up of her genitals , masturbation, penetration, bondage, anal sex, and ejaculation.
The film was told from a single viewpoint, recalling the adventurous physical encounters over time between the young couple in London: Matt Kieran O'Brien , 31 year old young glaciologist Lisa Margo Stilley , slim, flat-chested yet attractive 21 year-old American vagabond exchange student It began with Matt's voice-over narration about Lisa: