Skip navigation! Story from Movies. It was instantly controversial, and the film was condemned by American censor Joseph Breen as "highly — even dangerously — indecent. Depictions of female pleasure are still few and far between, and the subject of mass cultural debate. More often than not, orgasm scenes are included to cater to the male gaze, rather than as a real-life depiction of a woman enjoying a sexual encounter.
Sometimes the flesh-to-flesh contact onscreen looks so real, you might wonder if the actors are really doing it. But sometimes we have more than an inkling. Here are several examples through the years. Viewers watching the hit romance An Officer and a Gentleman back in might have felt there was a certain authenticity to the lovemaking between Richard Gere and Debra Winger.
Fact one: People have sex. Fact two: Because sex is a natural human experience, some movie directors opt to include it in their films—unsimulated—for a heightened sense of realism, which means you're looking at real people having real intercourse. Here are 25 movies that broke taboos for just that. This era film features an insane amount of unsimulated sex, including a threesome and an orgy. Other fun fact: the movie debuted at Cannes.
Working as an actor requires being open to some crazy things. Having to film a love scene can give even the most courageous and reputable actors some stage fright. But imagine if you had to do it for real? I mean, full on penetrative intercourse.