"Let's Not Get It On" -- You can always count on The Onion A.V. Club; this week's issue features a rundown of the Least Erotic Moments in Cinema, in other words, bad sex scenes. They picked a number of great ones, especially "The Ice Storm" and "The Cooler," which Nat fully explicated to me after he saw it (*shudder*). I would add to this list:
1. "Breaking The Waves" -- The entire film. Twisted, tragic tale of mentally challenged wife forced to prostitute herself by alcoholic, paraplegic husband. Oh yeah, that's hot.
2. "The Sweet Hereafter" -- The candlelit hayloft seduction scene between teenaged Sarah Polley and the older guy we soon come to realize is in fact her father. :-0
3. "Mission Impossible 2" -- Tom Cruise is revealed as the sun-spotted, wrinkly 40-something he truly is next to Thandie Newton's nubile form. Sad.
Hmmm, this whole enterprise begs the question, what are the Most Erotic scenes? I'd vote for Chloe Sevigny and Hilary Swank in "Boys Don't Cry," and maybe the pantry scene in "The English Patient." Mmmmm, pantry.