5 Group Sex Scenes In Mainstream Movies

Group sex scenes may be rare in non-pornographic films, but here’s a list of 5 group sex scenes in mainstream movies. Orgies on film have come a long way since D.W. Griffith’s 1916 epic “Intolerance.” While some mainstream group sex scenes use lots of naked extras in the background, essentially as living set dressings, others use the breakdown of conventional sex roles in a group sex scenario as a way to explore plot and character.

  1. “Embrace of the Vampire” Goth was still freaky when this mainstream vampire flick appeared in 1994. Tame by today’s lusty “True Blood” standards, it did boast a fantasy fourway sequence that still warms the wires of the internet. At the center of the action was the gorgeous Alyssa Milano, carefully destroying her “sweet and innocent” stereotype with the help of Martin Kemp, Harold Pruett and the lovely Charlotte Lewis.
  2. “Sirens” In John Duigan’s 1994 film, Tara Fitzgerald travels to Australia with her husband, Anglican priest Hugh Grant, to lecture an artist on his scandalous ways. The artist’s sensuous nude models wind up teaching them a thing or two instead. In the film’s centerpiece, Fitzgerald takes a swim at night, where she is joined by Elle MacPherson, Portia de Rossi and Kate Fischer for a sexual awakening.
  3. “Henry & June” In Philip Kaufman’s groundbreaking, mainstream 1990 drama, Fred Ward plays revolutionary writer Henry Miller, exploring the libertine excesses of Paris before World War II. In the company of Maria de Medeiros as fellow author Anais Nin, Ward makes the acquaintance of two female contortionists. Visiting her friend the next morning, an embarrassed de Medeiros finds all three of them in bed together.
  4. “Eyes Wide Shut” Lots of men have midlife crises, but few of them wind up where Tom Cruise does in Stanley Kubrick’s classic mainstream erotic thriller. At a secluded estate in the country, he finds a secret sex party for rich, powerful weirdos—and they don’t like strangers. Cruise can barely take in the vast orgy he’s witnessing, and neither could most Americans, who saw a digitally censored version when the film played in theaters. Before Cruise has time to thoroughly explore the group sex play, he discovers he’s made a huge mistake.
  5. “Shortbus” “Shortbus” was an experiment. John Cameron Mitchell, director/star of cult classic “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” wanted to make a mainstream, non-porn film with real sex. “Shortbus” is just that; Mitchell released it to indie-friendly theaters and the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. The film revolves around a sex club, the “Shortbus” of the title, where the ongoing orgy is a metaphor for the characters’ intertwining lives. As one character says, “It’s just like the ‘70s, except without the hope.”

 

 

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