History of Sex in Cinema:
The Greatest and Most Influential
Sexual Films and Scenes


2005, Part 1

The History of Sex in Cinema
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In 2005, a number of Oscar-nominated films had non-mainstream, challenging sexual roles and identities. Two Best Picture nominees had themes with homosexual-bisexual protagonists:

  • Brokeback Mountain (2005) (see below)
  • Capote (2005) - with a Best Actor Oscar for Philip Seymour Hoffman as the squeaky-voiced, effete homosexual writer title character
  • Transamerica (2005), with Oscar-nominated Felicity Huffman for her gender-bending role

All About Anna (2005, Denmark)

Co-produced by Innocent Pictures and Dogma 95 proponent Lars von Trier's Zentropa Productions, this foreign film (released in different versions with varying degrees of sexuality) was directed by Jessica Nilsson.

It was mostly a story of sexual relationships, especially involving independent, attractive single woman Anna (Danish actress and singer Gry Bay), a theatrical costume designer.

Anna was torn between two males:

  • Johan (Mark Stevens), her ex-lover boyfriend
  • Frank (Thomas Raft), her current lover/painter

It skirted the boundaries of pornography as a crossover hardcore adult film, containing explicit unsimulated sex performed by mainstream stars:

  • penetrative sexual intercourse (between Anna and two different male stars)
  • Anna's self-masturbation
  • lesbian oral sex/cunnilingus performed by Camilla (French porn icon Ovidie)
  • a full episode of fellatio to a messy climax performed by Sophie (Eileen Daly)

Anna (Gry Bay) with Frank

Anna with Camilla (Ovidie)

Sophie (Eileen Daly)

American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)

This fourth film in the franchise-series of teen sex comedies was the first of four American Pie Presents: direct-to-DVD/video releases (eliminating most of the original cast) from 2005 to 2009, coming after the original American Pie trilogy (from 1999 to 2003).

As predictably expected, it contained the requisite crude humor (involving bodily fluids), disastrous sexual encounters, and obscenities but only a few tame hints of nudity. Only the 'unrated' version, 190 seconds longer than the R-version with reinstated scenes of naked breasts, contained much more nudity.

The film began with a senior high school prank during graduation ceremonies when the original Stifler's younger brother, junior band member Matt Stifler (Tad Hilgenbrinck), was caught washing his pepper-sprayed genitals in a drinking fountain. Facing expulsion, he was sent as punishment to band camp (populated mostly by geeks), where he attempted to fit in. Part of the sometimes endearing plot involved Matt helping tentative girlfriend Elyse Houston (Arielle Kebbel) to win a coveted music scholarship.

To amuse himself and to please his notorious older brother Steve (from the previous films), he recorded porno videos ("Bandeez Gone Wild" in the style of Girls Gone Wild) via spy-cams, set up in the shower room where topless counselors sang "I Like Big Butts." Actual toplessness was shown (from Angela Little as Sheree, Rachel Veltri as Dani, and two other unnamed actresses) in a shower cam scene.

An additional tacked-on scene involved two naked teens (August 2001 Playboy brunette centerfold Jennifer Walcott as Laurie, and blonde Tara Killian as Patti) gossiping in the bathroom as they were spied upon by two robotic web-cams under the sink.

Additional Scene in Extended Unrated Version: Brunette Laurie (Jennifer Walcott) and Blonde Patti (Tara Killian)

Scenes from a porno video viewed on a laptop were harmless in the R-version, when compared to the unrated version.

[Note: The next (second) film in the series of four direct-to-DVD/video releases was American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006).]

Spy Cams in Shower Room

Video on Laptop

Battle in Heaven (2005, Sp.) (aka Batalla En El Cielo)

Mexican writer/director Carlos Reygadas' Palme D'Or-nominated film with non-professional actors told "about the mystical erotic pleasure of lost souls in the megalopolis of Mexico City." It caused controversy wherever shown, due to its two major scenes of sexual content - the act of fellatio - in the film's beginning and end dream sequences.

At the film's start and ending was the most controversial scene, involving fellatio between two characters:

  • Marcos (Marcos Hernandez), a middle-aged, unattractive, inexpressive, overweight ("fatso") working class Mexican driver/bodyguard
  • Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz), a rich, sexy, 20s-something general's daughter with dread-locks and tattoos who worked part-time as a prostitute in a "boutique" (brothel).

Marcos was being given oral sex by his boss' daughter whom he had known since she was a child. Kneeling in front of him at crotch level, she was slowly pleasuring him orally, in extreme close-up. When she opened her eyes, a single tear ran down each cheek.

Opening Oral Sex Between Marcos and Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz)

Later, Marcos unwisely confessed to her that he and his wife Berta Ruiz (Esposa De Marcos) had kidnapped a baby, but it died before the ransom could be collected (never shown in the film).

Later, Marcos made love from behind to his morbidly obese wife - and then told her that he had confided to Ana - she cautioned: "Now you'll have to make sure she keeps her mouth shut. We can't have the princess talking...You f--ked up, you idiot!"

Intercourse Between Marcos and Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz)

During another sexual rendezvous, Ana straddled atop the passive Marcos and made love to him as he laid under her, while the camera panned away from them and backed up through an open window to survey the surrounding buildings, rooftops and neighborhood (with children playing). The camera slowly returned to them after coming 360 degrees full-circle, where they had finished having sex, and she dismounted from being on top of his semi-erect (and fading) penis, and laid next to him -- both completely full-frontal. She told him: "You'll have to turn yourself in, Marcos." Then, there was a close-up full-frontal view of her genital area (full-screen), after which she took his hand in hers. The scene ended with a view of the two side-by-side bodies from above.

In the film's tragic ending, Marcos left her place, urinated in his pants outside her door, re-entered, and then abruptly stabbed her in the arm and body with a long butcher knife. He held her bloody corpse in his arms, and then left the building (she died soon after). He joined a religious pilgrimage to the Basilica, where he repentantly walked on his knees with his head hooded (with a blue bag) as penance, and soon after died.

The film's final scene returned to the one in the opening, in which Marcos was again receiving fellatio from Ana as he stood in front of her (now more explicitly filmed with a prosthetic penis, without a condom) - he said: "I love you so, Ana" - to which she replied: "I love you too, Marcos" - and the film cut to black before the end credits.

Marcos Having Sex with Wife Berta

The Death of Ana

Penance Before the Death of Marcos

BloodRayne (2005)

In notorious director Uwe Boll's video game adaptation, a vampire sword-and-sorcery action film, Rayne was the title character in 18th century Eastern Europe -- a beautiful but vengeful half-human, half-vampire Dhampir (Kristanna Loken), whose patriarchal father was evil ruler Lord Kagan (Ben Kingsley).

Sex Between Half-Vampire Dhampir (Kristanna Loken) and Vampire Hunter Sebastian (Matthew Davis)

In the film's sex scene, she aggressively seduced Sebastian (Matthew Davis), one of three vampire hunters from the ancient Brimstone Society. She opened up her top, stripped down below, and grabbed iron cell-bars that Sebastian was backed up against - and let him lick her breasts and nipple and then proceeded to have sex with him, standing up - similar to the scene in The Last Seduction (1994).

The film also featured a blood and sex orgy/harem scene among vampires.

Orgy/Harem Scene Among Vampires

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

This was the first mainstream gay/bi-sexual romance film, heavily-promoted by the media, to receive multiple awards and critical/public acclaim. It had eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and three wins. The plotline was based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx and an Oscar-winning adaptation for the screen by the team of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Gustavo Santaolalla's original music score accounted for the film's third and final Oscar win.

It was made by major A-list film-maker and Best Director-winning Ang Lee, and featured major stars in a story about a secret lifelong bond and longing for love (forbidden). The two young men were:

  • Ennis del Mar (Oscar-nominated Heath Ledger), Wyoming ranch-hand
  • Jack Twist (Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal), rodeo cowboy

The two grew close while herding sheep in the summer 1963 on an isolated area of Wyoming near Brokeback Mountain, including scenes of them skinny-dipping, sharing a hungry kiss, and having an under-one-minute sexual encounter in a shared sleeping bag in a two-man tent.

After their summer together, both men married - with scenes of them having sex with their girlfriends/wives:

  • Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway), a rodeo queen, with Jack in Texas; they had one son
  • Alma (Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams), Ennis' frail, waifish sweetheart in Wyoming; they had two daughters
Heterosexual Scenes with the Two Cowboys

Jack with Lureen (Anne Hathaway)

Ennis with Alma (Michelle Williams)

Four years later in 1967, the two had a reunion in Wyoming. The two hugged each other tightly, as Ennis nervously looked around, then forcefully grabbed Jack and pushed him into a secluded spot by stairs where they secretly and hungrily kissed each other, while Ennis' wife Alma accidentally spied on their embracing passion from above and turned away.

Some conservative Catholic organizations cited the film as "morally offensive" for its open portrayal of a homosexual relationship, and others criticized the film as sexually propagandistic. Conservative Christian fundamentalist groups heavily cited the film as glorifying homosexuality and for pushing a sexual agenda. Those who were critical of the film were labeled "homophobic."

Although widely hailed as a "breakthrough" film for gay cinema, neither of the film's two lead actors, nor its director, nor its screenwriters were gay, and the film was originally advertised in trailers without specifically referring to the film's 'gay' themes or scenes.


Together In the Tent

Reunited in 1967 - with Ennis' Wife Alma Spying on Them

Broken Flowers (2005)

Writer/director/producer Jim Jarmusch's film won the Grand Prix at the year's Cannes International Film Festival. It starred Bill Murray as perennial bachelor, and wealthy early-retiree Don Johnston (with a t), an "over-the-hill Don Juan" who was being dumped by another girlfriend Sherry (Julie Delpy).

He went on a cross-country search after receiving an unsigned, mysterious pink letter that informed him about a 19-year-old son he had supposedly fathered.

He visited four possible mothers (all former girlfriends) - the first visit was to Laura Daniels/Miller (Sharon Stone), a self-employed, widowed "professional closet organizer." At her front door, he met her 'jailbait' nubile daughter named, unsurprisingly, Lolita (or Lo/Lola) (21 year-old Alexis Dziena):

"So my name's Lola. Well, sometimes people call me Lo, but my really real name is Lolita!"

She was wearing a pink bathrobe, heart-shaped earrings, and pink platform shoes. As he waited in the living room, she offered him a popsicle! ("Do you want something, 'cause I've got popsicles").

Then suddenly, when her pink sparkly cellphone rang, the young nymphet exhibitionist came out of her bedroom, and non-chalantly and seductively walked into the living room fully naked (without her pink robe) in front of deadpan-faced and unamused Don. She was talking on the home phone and also picking up on her cellphone, deliberately flaunting herself and flirting with him.

He abruptly left the house, just as Laura drove into the driveway. Later that night after sharing dinner with them, he slept in Laura's bed, and when he drove off the next morning, the two both bid him goodbye - one in the bathrobe and the other in a bikini.

Laura's Daughter Lolita (Alexis Dziena)

Laura and Lolita Bidding Don Goodbye The Next Morning

Dirty Deeds (2005)

This typical high school teen comedy (although rated PG-13) bombed at the box office, but did better when released to DVD as unrated with the nudity reinstated (from three anonymous actresses) and featuring a special nude outtakes feature (with extended alternate takes scenes). It was scripted by first time writers Jon Land and Jonathan Thies. One of the obvious gags was an elderly lady with severe intestinal gas.

The film's title referred to the completion of a set of ten challenging "dirty deeds" or pranks (10 Dares in 12 Hours) in the form of a scavenger hunt performed during the eve before a high school's homecoming. The hero was:

  • Zach Harper (27 year-old Milo Ventimiglia as an 18-year old), a West Valley High senior

Zach decided to complete all ten 'dirty deeds' to win his love interest Meg (Lacey Chabert), the smartest and cutest girl at school. He spared Meg's younger brother Kyle (Wes Robinson) by volunteering himself to take the series of dares.

In two unfunny scenes in the unrated version, Zach performed the tasks, including the third one:

  • Masturbate into a loaf of bread in the supermarket bathroom. He used a loaf of wheat bread as a masturbatory tool while fantasizing about a nude girl named Lisa Wheat (uncredited Christie D'Amore) who stood in her jeans before two giant slices of wheat bread while rubbing herself

The joke, supposedly, was that Vice Principal Fuchs (Tom Amandes) later consumed a sandwich made from the loaf while watching a Hitler Nazi rally on archived video.

In a completely unrelated subplot, a high school freshman was conned into throwing a wild keg party at his parent's house - footage to extend the running time and offer a few naked breasts from two topless lesbians who wanted to be filmed on video camera. One of the film's deleted scenes in the special "sizzling" features section of the DVD provided two more minutes of toplessness of the half-naked girls from the house party.

Fantasizing About Nude Girl Between Two Slices of Bread - Lisa Wheat (Christie D'Amore)

Two Topless Lesbians (Supplemental Footage)

Dirty Love (2005)

Jenny McCarthy, who first came to prominence as a Playboy Playmate in October 1993 and Playmate of the Year for 1994, and later hosted MTV's Singled Out and two of her own TV shows, was never known for being shy about showing off her body.

This self-humiliating film, directed by McCarthy's then-husband John Asher, was a financial disaster, and was critically denounced. It received six Razzie Award nominations and won four of them: Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress (McCarthy), and Worst Screenplay (McCarthy). Co-star Carmen Electra was also nominated for Worst Supporting Actress (as beautician friend Michelle), and McCarthy was nominated as Worst Screen Couple (for "anyone dumb enough to befriend or date her").

In this gross comedy which she scripted, she appeared as the lead star, Rebecca Sommers, a struggling blonde photographer who caught her hunky model boyfriend Richard (Victor Webster) being unfaithful. After being dumped, her strategy was to cause jealousy in Richard by dating a Woody-Allen-type director.

During a runway fashion show where she wanted to be noticed, her drunken date vomited onto her breasts the third time that she pulled him to her bosom. When Richard and others reacted with laughter, Rebecca screamed and became hysterical, shrieking as she ran for the front door:

"Why this s--t happens to me? I mean, he's the one that let his dick go in the wrong f--king hole! It's not fair...Why am I the one that's humiliated all the time? I mean, it's not fair. Humiliation right on my face!"

As she ran, her left breast fell out of her low-cut dress top, and when alerted to her exhibitionism by her friend Michelle (Carmen Electra), "Are you crazy? Your big ol' titty's hangin' out!", she completely went beserk. She grabbed her left boob to cover up, then grasped both vomit-covered breasts and shook them back and forth in front of everyone, while shouting:

"F--k it! Just f--king globs of fat!"

Rebecca Sommers (Jenny McCarthy)

Domino (2005, UK/Fr.)

Director Tony Scott's excessively-stylish and experimentally-showy film, subtitled "I Am a Bounty Hunter," was a dramatic and violent action-crime thriller. The semi-biopic was "sort of" based on the true story of the life of Domino Harvey, the real-life daughter of British actor Laurence Harvey (who died when she was 8 years old) and model Paulene Stone ("Sophie Wynn" - played by Jacqueline Bisset).

The title character was portrayed by:

  • Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley), a tough-talking bounty hunter

Domino chose to forego her life as a fashion model, moved to Beverly Hills when her mother remarried, and attended college, where she had to put up with hazing in her sorority. One of the members commented on her flat chest: "Look at these mosquito bites. What's it like to have the body of a ten year-old boy?" She replied: "Have you had a nose job?" to her abusive sorority sister before breaking her nose. The tough-talking chick was expelled a week later and joined the services of "legendary bail bondsman" Claremont Williams III (Delroy Lindo), working as a bounty hunter ('bail recovery agent') in a team along side tough ex-con Ed Moseby (Mickey Rourke), angry psychotic Latino Choco (Edgar Ramirez), and their Afghani driver Alf (Riz Abbasi) - she told them: "I want to have a little fun."

She saved the group once by daringly proposing to perform a lap dance for a black gangmember holding a gun on her during her first raid: "Sometimes a girl has to be naughty in order to get herself out of a jam." The incident reflected her life philosophy - everything was a coin toss, with only a 50-50 chance of survival or death. Later she admitted: "We may have been dysfunctional, but we worked. We were family."

The hard-to-follow story actually began with her questioning by the FBI's criminal psychologist Taryn Mills (Lucy Liu) after her arrest, describing with flashbacks what had happened. During the questioning, Domino flirtatiously insulted the agent: "It kills you that while I'm coming into my own, you're stuck in some dead-end marriage. Or, worse yet, an unfulfilling job...I'm thinking that when you go to sleep alone tonight, it's my pussy you'll be dreaming of."

The film involved a botched scheme by her boss Claremont Williams III (and his "sassy black" mistress - DMV clerk Lateesha Rodriguez (Mo'Nique)) to rob $10 million cash (of mob money being laundered by a Vegas casino) from an armored truck, while Claremont would collect a $300K finder's fee and blame the "inside job" on four college students. The money would be used to pay for an expensive operation (costing $300K) for Lateesha's terminally-ill granddaughter Mika suffering from a rare blood-disease. Unfortunately, complications arose when two of the framed kids were related to a Mafia crime boss.

After the group of bounty hunters retrieved the stolen money taken by the armored truck getaway driver and were on their way to Vegas, their coffee was drugged with mescaline and their Winnebago went off the road and tumbled down an embankment. During surrealistic hallucinations, Domino stripped down, embraced, and made love to Choco in the desert. It turned out that there were a series of misunderstandings (the college kids weren't actually killed), double-crosses, and further involvement by the FBI.

A bloody showdown occurred at the top of the Stratosphere Casino between the bounty hunters, Drake Bishop and his men, and the mobsters (wrongly believing that Bishop had killed the college boys). Multiple deaths occurred when the Stratosphere Casino was blown up by explosives set by Alf (he had switched the money bags with explosives) - and Domino was the sole survivor. Traitorous Alf had also sent the money to Afghanistan to aid revolutionary freedom fighters there. Afghani children opened bundles of US bills and tossed them into the air - corrupt Las Vegas money fluttered down on them.

In the conclusion of the film, Domino narrated (offscreen):

"If you're wondering what's true and what isn't, you can f--k off, because it's none of your god-damn business. I'll never tell you what it all meant...All that matters is that my mission is complete. I saved her. And when she is older, a woman named Domino will tell her that there is only one conclusion to every story - we all fall down."

Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley)

(deleted from film)

En La Cama (2005, Chile) (aka In Bed)

In the opening of this Chilean drama directed by Matias Bize, a couple were in bed making passionate love to each other - shot in extreme close-up:

  • Daniela (Blanca Lewin)
  • Bruno (Gonzalo Valenzuela)

The two were in a room (the film's only set location, with a bathroom) with red walls, tiled mirrors and a leather headboard. They had just met hours earlier at a Santiago party, after which they went to the motel. Neither of them could remember each other's names ("We just did it and you don't know who I am?").

In some ways, the film resembled a sexed-up version of Before Sunrise (1995) and Last Tango in Paris (1972). Between bouts of sex, they slowly exposed their emotional sides to each other with talk about diverse subjects, including relationships, vintage cartoons, Reiki massages, fate and the categorization of movies. They revealed various lies and truths about themselves.

They continued their coupling after taking a bath together, but when he called out another female's name, she pushed him away. A hole was discovered in the condom he was using and he described how millions of sperm were swimming inside of her.

In a post-coital discussion, she described how casual sex meant little to her - and told him she had three prior anonymous one-night motel trysts. However, she was upset (she originally thought that their pairing was pre-ordained) when he announced he was leaving for Belgium in the next week to start a post-doctorate degree.

They both fearfully revealed dark secrets to each other - mostly Bruno speaking about his missing brother. Although sympathetic, Daniela recoiled and told him:

"We are nothing to each other. We were nothing and we'll never be more."

Daniela (Blanca Lewin)
with Bruno

The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

  • director Judd Apatow's raunchy romantic sex comedy, his directorial debut film, was derived from a comedy sketch that star Steve Carell had appeared in when he was with the Chicago improvisational troupe Second City; his similar character Andy Stitzer attempted to fool people into believing he was sexually experienced, although his secret was that he was a 40 year-old virgin
  • the popular film (with an unrated DVD version that was 17 minutes longer) was filled with extreme, non-stop sex talk, including topics such as urination, bestiality, masturbation, homosexuality ("You wanna know how I know you’re gay?"), female anatomy, erections, dildo-stimulation, and crude and vulgar dialogue and sex-visuals, plus much more
40 Year-Old Celibate Nerdy Geek Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) - On His Way to Work on Bicycle
  • the title character - nerdy, middle-aged, virginal electronics shipping clerk Andy Stitzer (rising star Steve Carell) worked at the Smart-Tech super-store (similar to Circuit City) in Studio City, CA on Ventura Blvd; he led a mostly solitary life outside of work; in the opening scene, he awoke in bed at 7 am with an erection and had difficulty peeing in the bathroom
  • the hobbies of geeky, introverted, nice-guy, celibate single bachelor Andy included hand-painted models - vintage action figures (Atomic Man and Aquaman), comic books collecting, and watching "Survivor" with his elderly neighbors Joe and Sara (Lee Weaver and Gloria Helena Jones); they clearly knew that Andy lacked a sex life: ("That guy needs to get laid") as he rode off to work on his bicycle
  • when Andy's sex-obsessed co-worker friend Cal (Seth Rogen) spoke about his unusual weekend in Tijuana, Mexico visiting a club where a woman was having sex with a horse (bestiality), Andy shared his excitement over making the perfect egg-salad sandwich during the start of his weekend: ("Oh man, Friday, I really wanted an egg salad sandwich and I was just obsessing about it and I was like, 'Man, I'm gonna make one of those.' So Saturday, I went out and I got, like, a dozen eggs and then I boiled them all and I just, I spent, I dunno, probably three hours, like three and a half hours makin', you know, the mayonnaise, and the onions and paprika and, you know, all the accoutrement. And then, by the time I was done, I just really didn't feel like eating it")
  • another Smart Tech co-worker buddy named David (Paul Rudd) spoke to the store's boss Paula (Jane Lynch), explaining how he had worked up the courage to finally tell her that he wanted her to discontinue the interminable playing of a Michael McDonald DVD for patrons - or otherwise he was "going to kill everyone in the store" and put a bullet in his brain: ("I would rather watch Beautician and the Beast. I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours...if I hear Yah Mo B There one more time, I'm gonna Yah Mo burn this place to the ground")
  • during an after-work poker game (at the closed store) that Andy was invited to play with his threesome of co-worker buddies, they began sharing sex stories; Andy was called upon to describe a "nasty" and "dirty-talk" sexual experience from his past - and he exaggerated: ("You know, when you, like, grab a woman's breast and you feel it, and it feels like a bag of sand when you're touchin' it...I've borked a lot of women in my day") - they all immediately suspected that Andy was a virgin; the group decided to help Andy experience sex: (Jay: "I wanna get you laid, dude...From now on, your dick is my dick. I'm getting you some pussy"); Andy was completely embarrassed by his inept story, and fantasized about getting back at his friends: "Virgin's not a dirty word. You know what's a dirty word, is asshole, and that's what you guys are"
  • although his buddies wanted Andy to be tutored in sex, they also assured Andy that it was alright to be a virgin at 40 years of age, but he was completely embarrassed; he rejected their assistance and threatened to quit his job: ( "Life's about passion...It's all about connections....It's not about butthole pleasures at all..I don't wanna go out with you guys....I don't need your help...You know what, I respect women, I love women. I respect them so much that I completely stay away from 'em"); however, he did realize that he was socially isolated and had a problem, and he confided to David over coffee: "Maybe it's too late. Sometimes I feel that it is just too late for me"; Andy began to have second thoughts about rejecting his friends and agreed to join them on the weekend, but asserted: "I'm not going to have sex with anybody"; David agreed: "Sex should be the last thing on your mind"
Andy Assaulted by Sex Everywhere - On Magazine Covers, On Bus Billboards
  • to the tune of "I Got Ants in my Pants," as Andy walked down the street, he found himself assailed by sex coming at him from all directions: from covers of men's magazines (featuring naked women) at a newspaper/magazine kiosk, from a bus banner for ERUPTION ("You know you want it..."), and from two dogs he observed humping each other in the park
  • as he slept, during a flashback to his awkward teen years, Andy remembered many horrible disasters with his dates; first, he received painful oral sex from a braces-wearing female; then, in another instance, he struggled to remove the bra from his big-breasted College Girl date (Laura Bottrell), as she screamed at him: "You'll pull my f--king hair out!"; then she exclaimed as she stood topless that he had prematurely ejaculated: "God! Oh my God, you came in your pants. What did you do?" Andy: "I had some cream of wheat"; while on another date with red bra-wearing Toe Sucking Girl (Carla Gallo), she begged to suck on his big toe: ("It's so big and thick"), but then Andy reflexively kicked her in the face causing a bloody nose and she screamed at him: "I'm hot! But now you can't have any of this. You just should give up forever"
Awkward Dates in Andy's Past

Bloodied Toe Sucking Girl (Carla Gallo)
College Girl (Laura Bottrell) Reacting to Stimulated Andy: "I had some Cream of Wheat"
  • after work, Andy was invited to go to the SHADE Lounge to pick up "drunk chicks" where he was advised by Jay: "I want vomit in the hair, bruised-up knees. A broken heel is a plus. That's what you want to find, okay?"; Andy was tutored to use his "instincts" (his crotch) and his peripheral vision to spy on a drunk red-head with "the big titties"; he was also told: "It's more important that she's drunk than she's hot"; the guys were able to attend a bachelorette party - an advantage because: "no one is hornier than a girl who's about to watch her friend get married to a guy"; they were all wearing colorful wigs and passing around penis dildos
  • Andy found himself driving home with a drunken date named Nicky (Leslie Mann, director Judd Apatow's wife), a DUI offender who asked Andy to blow into her SafeRide breathalyzer in her vehicle; on her reckless drive home with screeching tires, she vomited a shellfish sandwich into her own mouth and then kissed Andy, and also sideswiped multiple parked cars, and then collided with another vehicle and spun around 360 degrees; she then sprayed Andy's entire face with more vomit; he "passed on the sex" when she offered
  • later at work, Andy told his friends it was a "very bad night"; Andy defended his bike-riding, but knew that was the reason that he ended up in a vehicle driven by a drunk female; Jay continued to tutor Andy on how to interact with females and talk to women, and warned that Andy was making a big deal about having sex: "You're putting the pussy up on this pedestal. You're just building the pussy up....you're psyching yourself into thinkin' it's some impossible feat"
  • Andy finally found some success when he met free-spirited 40 year-old Trish Piedmont (Catherine Keener) in the store as a customer; she was the small business owner of a "We Sell Your Stuff on EBay" store across the street from the tech store; she received advice from Andy on buying a VCR and DVD combo unit, and surprisingly she gave him her phone number, but then Andy became worried with his friends about the proper time to call her; they all celebrated by getting very drunk, smoking dope, and then urinating outside against a building; Andy broke his mental block about it and shouted jubiliantly: "I peed in public"
  • the film's most hilarious sequence, with physical comedy, followed; after Jay suggested that Andy eliminate his "Teen Wolf" look, he and his friends visited a waxing salon for his chest treatment; the minute the Waxing Lady (Mika Mia) saw Andy's hairy chest, she was upset and remarked: "We're gonna need more wax!...Clear all my appointments in the afternoon!"; Cal added: "She starts doing his pubes, I'm outta here"; as the hair was stripped from his chest, Andy yelled out: "Kelly Clarkson!" and other expletives including "No, Kelly Clarkson!"; when she got to his nipple, Andy screamed: "Nipple f--k!"; he declared the session over: "This is not a good look for me!"
  • Andy was then advised by Cal to learn how to talk to women, but he was ready to give up on all the various techniques: "You know what my problem is? I am not interesting. What am I supposed to say? 'I went to magic camp?' 'I'm an accomplished ventriloquist?' 'Oh, I am a Seventh Degree Imperial Yo-Yo Master.' Oh, do me, Yo-Yo Master. I want you to do me cause you're the yo-yo guy!"
  • Cal further proposed that Andy ask questions of his dates and also act tough ("like David Caruso in Jade"); so Andy began to practice on a bookstore clerk named Beth (Elizabeth Banks); when she asked: "Are you looking for something?", he answered with a question: "Is there something I should be looking for?"; when he asked what kind of books she liked, she responded: "We have a great section of do-it-yourself"; innocently, he pondered: "Do you like to do it yourself?" - the uninhibited Beth revealed her sexaholic, nymphomaniacal nature by giggling: "Sometimes. I mean, if, uhm, the mood strikes!"; she turned coquettish, was intrigued by him, and asked for his name
  • to encourage Andy to practice on his own, David lent a big box of his personal video porn collection to Andy for masturbation sessions; he encouraged Andy to look at his selections: "There's some really great stuff in here. Really great movies in here, man. Hey, did you ever see School of Rock, well, this is - It's called School of, You know...But it stars Jack Black Cock"; Andy outright rejected the offer because masturbation wasn't a hobby of his; however, he set up his room to watch one of the porno tapes ("Space Nuts") while reclined on his bed; however, he switched off the tape and then fantasized about making it with blonde porno actress Stormy Daniels (Herself). She seductively told him as she fondled her large breasts: "Hi, Andy. I'm gonna talk dirty to you. I wanna have lots of sexy sex with you. I wanna touch your big fat... (her voice changed to Andy's own voice) ...noodle, 'cause I wanna have naughty intercourse with you. I want you to put your penis on, I mean, in me, Andy. I wanna do lots of, lots of sexy hot things with you. S--t. This really isn't working, Andy. I don't know what to say because I am you"; he ended up watching a taped episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond"

Andy Attempting to Watch Porn

Andy's Failed Fantasy With Porn Actress (Stormy Daniels)
  • deciding that it was time for him to score, during their lunch break, Andy was invited by his pals to attend a speed-dating session called Date-A-Palooza, where during one interview, his prospective busty date Carol (Kimberly Page) inadvertently flashed him at the table; afterwards, Cal also offered sex advice: ("You know what's a fun game?...Take three Excedrin PMs and you see if you can whack off before you fall asleep. You always win is the best part about the game")
  • Jay invited Andy to a party he was hosting held in a hotel room, and when Andy entered, he was confronted by an arranged date - a prostitute who was revealed to be a transvestite ("I am Jay's party"); Andy's friends later spoke about the "cruel joke" played upon him when Andy claimed that she was a man: "Because her hands were as big as André the Giant's. And she had an Adam's apple as big as her balls"; Andy threatened his friends: "Just stay away from me. Or I'm gonna tell Paula that you're all stealing the recordable CDs"
  • during a game of Mortal Kombat, his buddies David and Cal verbally battled about how one knew the other one was homosexual: ("You know how I know that you're gay?...Because you macramed yourself a pair of jean shorts...You just told me you're not sleeping with women anymore...You like Coldplay...You like the movie Maid in Manhattan...I saw you make a spinach dip in a loaf of sourdough bread once....You have a rainbow bumper sticker on your car that says 'I love it when balls are in my face'...")
  • finally, Andy had worked up the courage to visit Trish's store and ask for a date, and because he rode a bicycle, she suggested picking him up in his apartment; with his friends, Andy removed all evidence of his embarrassing toy collection by the time she arrived so his place didn't look like "Neverland Ranch"; during the date at a restaurant, Trish admitted to him: "I never really go out with nice guys like you. I think I've avoided nice guys like you my whole life at my own peril"
  • later in the evening as Andy prepared to have sex with Trish in her bedroom, she asked: "Do you have protection?" and he responded innocently: "I don't like guns"; Andy's first experience with using a condom (that he borrowed from Trish's stash from her marital days) was very awkward; he read the directions: "Roll over the tip and down onto the base", but couldn't figure out how to use them and one burst under the covers; and then the two were interrupted by Trish's teenaged 16 year-old daughter Marla (Kat Dennings) with her boyfriend; Marla was upset with her mother: "I cannot believe that you're allowed to have sex when I'm not! That is so unfair"
  • later that night, Andy called the Viagra hot-line after experiencing an erection for over 4 hours, and then admitted he hadn't even taken the medicine; a call center representative in India advised Andy to masturbate, but he refused: "I'd rather not masturbate" and then was told to use his finger to flick his testicle until it hurt, to make the erection go away; later Andy explained to his friends what had happened: "I've never been more embarrassed in my life. I couldn't get the condoms to work, and one of them exploded on my balls. And then, her kid walked in the room"
  • at work, Andy's boss Paula volunteered to help Andy lose his virginity as his 'F--k buddy'; Andy asked: "What's that?" and was told: "Well, it's a special friend who you f--k"; she told him about a gardener named Javier who serenaded her with what she believed to be a beautiful Guatemalan love song - and sang some of its non-sensical Spanish lyrics: ("¿Dónde vas con tanta prisa? Al partido de futbol"); shortly later when she promoted Andy to floor manager, she again propositioned him to help him lose his virginity before he had sex with his new girlfriend: "My door is always open, so to speak... I'm very discreet, but I will haunt your dreams"
  • on their next dinner date, Trish confessed sheepishly that she was divorced and had three children, and one of them also had a one year-old child - so she was a grandmother; she recommended that their dating relationship mutually abide by a no-sex policy for 20 dates: ("We should hold off on the physical part for a while") and Andy readily agreed: "Sex can really complicate things"; Andy was relieved that their platonic relationship wouldn't pressure him into having sex, and they could comfortably get to know each other ("We can really get to know each other this way"), although they could still passionately make out; as a result, his relationship with Trish thrived
  • after a squabble with her mother, Marla urged Andy to join her at a family planning health clinic to receive birth control information for herself, in preparation for having sex with her boyfriend; during a sex education group class with sexual-health counselor Judith (Nancy Walls/Carell, Steve Carell's wife), questions were asked by the sexually-inexperienced participants, such as how to persuade one's wife to perform illegal sex acts, how to stop a daughter's menstrual cycle, and Andy's query: "Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it?"; the counselor suggested ways to have sex without vaginal intercourse ("outer-course"), including body rubbing or dry humping, mutual masturbation, deep kissing, erotic massage, and oral sex play; when Marla admitted she was a virgin, Andy backed her up and admitted, to their mutual relief, that he was also a virgin ("It's a personal choice and I don't think it's weird at all") - it was something he hadn't even admitted to Trish
  • in the film's conclusion, after 20 dates with Trish, the toy-obsessed Andy wanted to postpone sex with Trish, but she attempted to initiate sex with him: ("I think I'm falling for you....I'm throwing myself at you and all you can think about is a f--king toy"); when she claimed that she was only helping Andy to sell all of his toys, open up his own store and "grow up": ("What do I have to do for you to have sex with me? Do you want me to dress up like Thor?"); he tried to persuade her that he wasn't afraid of sex with her and called her a "hot grandma"; feeling insulted by his demeaning comment, she ordered him out
  • Andy stormed off, became depressed, and told his friends in a bar that he needed to have sex with a woman before establishing a relationship: "I need some poon. I need genital to genital connection and that's all I need"; he had changed his mind about being celibate and decided to prove himself: ("You cannot have a relationship with somebody until you have sex"); he wandered off and happened to run into Beth who invited him back to her apartment
  • they laughingly joked about having sex in the butt (with word play): Beth: "We can do it in the - Butt if you want to" Andy: "But, if I want to what?" Beth: "Butt" Andy: "Butt, what, what?" Beth: "Do it." Andy: "Do it?" Beth: "What?"; she retreated to her bathtub ("We're gonna get dirty") where she demonstrated her masturbatory skill with a detachable, shiny vibrating shower head to "warm up" for him: ("What do you like? Can I show you what I like?...I wanna introduce you to my friend...This guy knows exactly what I like"); Andy became scared by Beth's crazed, freakish, self-pleasuring behavior ("This is graphic!") and returned home
Nymphomaniac Date Beth
  • meanwhile, Trish wished to reconcile (after having been persuaded by Marla to get back together), and drove to Andy's apartment where she she found David's shared collection of porno videos, and a plastic vagina model from the clinic, and feared the worst: ("What are you, some kind of sex pervert? Are you a deviant or something?...You're not gonna try and kill me, are you?")
  • as Trish drove away, Andy pursued her on his bicycle, to the tune of Asia's "Heat of the Moment," but crashed into the side of a billboard truck (with the ERUPTION ad); when she approached to tend to his injuries in the middle of the road, and asked if he was OK, he admitted to her relief: "I'm not OK....I'm a virgin. I always have been" - and that was the reason he was "scared" to have sex with her; he felt he had always been waiting for her, and they confessed their true love for each other
  • Andy and Trish were married, with a ceremony paid for by the $500,000 sale of Andy's collectible action figures; the minister ended the vows with "You may kiss the bride, and for God's sake, consummate the thing!"; they broke their platonic vow on their wedding night by having sex for the first time; as they had intercourse, she congratulated Andy: "You're officially not a virgin," and one minute later, they decided to go at it a second time; the film's last line of dialogue was the exhausted Trish's question two hours later: "So how was that for you?" - and Andy began singing and dancing with cast members: "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"

Andy - Smart Tech Employee

Co-Worker Cal (Seth Rogen) - Bestiality Tale

David (Paul Rudd) Complaining to Store Boss Paula (Jane Lynch)

Threesome Co-Workers (l to r): Cal, David, and Jay (Romany Malco)

Drunk DUI Offender and Date at Bar Nicky (Leslie Mann) Recklessly Driving Home with Andy

Jay to Andy: "You're putting the pussy up on this pedestal"

Store Customer Trish Piedmont (Catherine Keener)

Waxing Lady: "Clear all my appointments in the afternoon"

Chest Hair-Waxing Scene - Causing Him to Swear at Waxing Lady

"No, Kelly Clarkson!"

"This is not a good look for me!"

Andy's New Tactic - Asking Questions with Bookstore Clerk Beth (Elizabeth Banks)

Carol (Kimberly Page) During Speed-Dating Session

Andy's Arranged Transvestite Date

Andy's Sex-Obsessed Buddies Playing a Video Game ("You know how I know that you're gay?")

Trish's First Aborted Date With Andy

Andy Playing With Assortment of Condoms

Interrupted by Trish's 16 Year-Old Daughter Marla (Kat Dennings)

Andy's Boss Suggesting to Be His "F--k-Buddy" - She Remembered a Love Affair with Guatemalan Gardener

Andy's Countdown to 20 Dates

Clinic Sex Counselor Judith (Nancy Walls/Carell)

Trish Discovering a Stash of Porn Videos in Andy's Apartment ("Are you a deviant or somethng?")

Andy to Trish: "I'm a virgin. I always have been"

Minister: "Consummate the thing!"

Hard Candy (2005)

Music video director David Slade's first feature film was this thought-provoking, exploitative female revenge thriller. It began with seemingly-innocent 14 year old femme fatale Hayley Stark (Ellen Page) (screenname Thonggrrrrrl14) meeting 32 year old photographer Jeff Kohlver (Patrick Wilson) (screenname Lensman319) in an Internet chat room.

During their first face-to-face meeting at the Nighthawks coffee shop, the potential jail-bait predator bought her some chocolate cake (which he suggestively wiped from her lips). He also reassuringly told her: "You look older than you are and you, you certainly act older than you are."

Later, she accused him of being a pedophile:

Jeff: "You were coming on to me."
Hayley: "Oh, come on. That's what they always say, Jeff."
Jeff: "Who?"
Hayley: "Who? The pedophiles! 'She was so sexy. She was asking for it.' Or 'She was only technically a girl, she acted like a woman.' It's just so easy to blame a kid, isn't it?! Just because a girl knows how to imitate a woman does NOT mean she's ready to do what a woman does."

With premeditated determination, she turned the tables on him in his Hollywood Hills home (in a tense and suspenseful cat-and-mouse interplay regarding the "predator" and the "prey") when she drugged his drink, tied him up in a chair (told him: "Teenage? Yes. Joke? No"), and then threatened to castrate him (as "preventative maintenance") with a scalpel and anesthetic ice. She told him:

"I am every little girl you ever watched, touched, hurt, screwed, killed."

As he both berated her and pleaded with his raging and sadistic captor, she forced her repentant victim to confess to a murder that he may/may not have committed of a young model named Donna Mauer that he once photographed - it was clear that he was definitely an accessory to her murder. In the plot's twist, it was revealed that Hayley had already kidnapped and tortured another pedophile named Aaron, Jeff's partner-in-crime during the murder of Donna (Hayley admitted: "Aaron told me you killed her, before he killed himself").

At the end of the film, as Jeff's ex-girlfriend Janelle Rogers (Jennifer Holmes) arrived at the house, Hayley and Jeff were on the roof, where she had strung a rope off the side. She offered to clean up incriminating evidence of him as a sexual predator in his home (he would also avoid prosecution and clear his name with Janelle) if he jumped and committed suicide, but at the last second when he stepped off the roof and the rope went taut, she promised with a caveat:

"I'll take care of it all - or not!"

Jeff's Suicidal Step Off the Roof - Noose Hanging

"I'll take care of it all - or not."

First Face-to-Face Meeting with Hayley (Ellen Page) at the Coffee Shop

Jeff Tied Up in a Chair by Hayley

The Castration Scene

Pedophile Jeff Kohlver (Patrick Wilson) - Tied Up and Hanging

Havoc (2005)

This unrated, direct-to-DVD independent film (stretched further with seven more minutes of footage than the R-rated theatrical version) was directed by two-time Oscar-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple and scripted by Oscar-winning Stephen Gaghan (Traffic and Syriana). Before being rewritten, the film's script began in 1995 as a screenplay called The Powers That Be, written by 16-year-old high school student Jessica Kaplan.

This exploitation film included a prime example of against-type roles played by young female actresses as a rite of passage to more adult roles. The two main characters portrayed slutty, spoiled white suburban girls from Pacific Palisades:

  • Allison Lang (Anne Hathaway, Disney-fied star of G-rated family films, The Princess Diaries and Elle Enchanted)
  • Emily (Bijou Phillips)

Under the credits, Allison expounded:

"The thing to remember is that none of it really matters. We're just teenagers and we're bored. We are totally f--king bored."

Both had affluent boyfriends that they were bored with:

  • Tobey (Mike Vogel), a white upper-class white teenager posturing (soon-to-be-humiliated as a 'gangsta'
  • Sammy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a hip-hop rapper

Allison also skipped her classes, went to fancy restaurants where she snorted cocaine, often smoked grass, and removed her red bra to stretch out and deliver oral sex to Tobey in an open convertible.

Allison (Anne Hathaway) Making Out in Open Convertible with Tobey

In a scene in which Allison wore a black bra while she was being video-recorded by teenaged documentary film-maker Eric (Matt O'Leary), she moaned on a couch, pretending to be like a porn star. As she collapsed onto the sofa and pulled down both her black top and part of her bra, pretending to be a "different person," she touched her left nipple and put her right hand down her pants to simulate an orgasm, revealing:

"You wanna f--k me?...Oh god, my nipples are hard. Oh, God...How do you know I'm not taking this seriously? Games are fun."

He thought she was playing a "f--ked up power game" (or mind-game) and not taking him seriously.

The unsuspecting and naive female duo became involved with drug-dealing, tattooed East LA Latino gang members (including Freddy Rodriguez as Mexican drug dealer Hector), when they returned to the barrio after a bad drug deal involving Allison's emasculated boyfriend. The two began to awkwardly flirt with Hector.

In a realistically-acted scene, both young women were initiated into the gang in a hotel room, after they agreed to roll dice (to determine how many males each would sleep with). Allison rolled a one - and then became naked and made out with Hector - although decided she'd had enough (before intercourse) and was thrown out of the room.

Emily rolled a three, and in the same room with Allison, decided to go all the way - and was penetrated by Hector and anally-raped by another gang member. There were disastrous consequences when Emily vengefully accused the crack-dealing gang of rape.

Emily (Bijou Phillips) in a Semi-Rape Scene

Allison During Eric's Video-Recording

Allison Lang with Gang Member Hector (Freddy Rodriguez)

A History of Violence (2005)

Director David Cronenberg's crime-thriller was an insightful view of how one's past life can became a haunting reminder after a heroic act of violence. It concerned the lives of a married couple in the small Indiana town of Millbrook:

  • Edie Stall (Maria Bello), a successful lawyer
  • Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen), her diner manager/husband

They experienced two very contrasting sex scenes in the film - the first contained purportedly the first instance of reciprocal oral sex ever performed in a non-pornographic American film:

(First Sexual Encounter: Cheerleader Outfit)
Edie had arranged for the kids to be away so they could experience what they had missed. She slyly smiled as they drove home: "We never got to be teenagers together... I'm gonna fix that." She playfully wore her old cheerleading outfit before appearing through their bedroom doorway, so that they could both seductively and lovingly acting out their teenage fantasies together. He responded: "Holy cow" upon first seeing her. She pulled up the cheerleader skirt to sexily flash her panties at him, innocently replying: "What?" She noted his excitement: "Do you need some help with that, big boy?" When he said: "Uh, maybe," she removed the belt from his jeans with one pull, discarded his pants, pushed him back onto the bed, and warned: "Ready? OK! Go, Wildcats!" before pouncing on top of him. "No wives in here, mister," she told him before kissing him. They pretended that her parents were in the next room, so that they would have to be quiet. He noted: "You're naughty." As he removed her panties and twirled them above her head ("Rah, rah, sis, boom, bah"), she remarked: "You are such a bad boy" - and then he began to perform oral sex on her, and they adjusted themselves to simultaneously perform 69 (or sixty-nine) on each other.

After love-making, they were closely embraced, and he reflected: "I remember the moment I knew you were in love with me. I saw it in your eyes. I can still see it." She affirmed: "Of course you can. I still love you." After he replied: "I'm the luckiest son-of-a-bitch alive," she responded: "You are the best man I've ever known. There's no luck involved."

(Second Sexual Encounter: On Stairway)
After two murderous confrontations that changed their lives forever (after Tom finally admitted to Edie that he had a former life as Joey Cusack, a brutal mobster hitman in Philadelphia before they had met), Tom and Edie engaged in a very different kind of sex scene. It was a painful, combative, angry, disturbing, violent and near-rape attack on their home's staircase.

At first, she attempted to fight him off, screaming out: "Get off of me. F--k you, Joey! Aah, get off!" He forcibly held her by the throat, and then she succumbed to the rough sex, knowing his violent past, and allowed him to remove her black panties before aggressively thrusting into her, and physically bruising her on the hard wooden stairs. She was repelled and cried out: "Oh God! Oh God! Oh God!" as he climaxed, and then pushed him aside before climbing the stairs. A few moments later, she appeared naked (full-frontal) before him with only a draped bathrobe, when going from one room to another.

The First Sexual Encounter: Edie (Maria Bello) and Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen)

Their Second Sexual Encounter on Staircase

Hostel (2005)

Writer/director Eli Roth's bloody torture-gore horror film was reported to be "inspired by true events." It was mostly viewed by hardcore males. The film was soundly condemned for its visceral excesses, and the detailed torture, dismemberment and mutilation suffered by a group of hedonistic American backpackers in Eastern Europe. They were subjected to debased, medically-graphic, physical, sexual and mental torture.

[Note: Hostel (2005) was followed by a sequel, Hostel: Part II (2007) in which the tables were turned -- the terrorized victims were now three American college-aged females in the same predicament who were betrayed by another Slovakian - a beautiful and statuesque nude model. A third film was Hostel: Part III (2011), a direct-to-DVD release.]

The uncompromising film began with hedonistic, promiscuous promise for three backpacking college-aged students who ventured to Eastern Europe and a remote Slovakian city for good times, hedonistic sex and drugs:

  • Paxton (Jay Hernandez), American
  • Josh (Derek Richardson), American
  • Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson), Icelandic

The three were first in Amsterdam where they found sex in a brothel. They then ventured to a Slovakian city and its hostel in Prague known for debauchery. Almost immediately, they found relaxation and sex (filmed with gratuitous nudity) in a hostel and spa with two Eastern European beauties - the ultimate male fantasy of casual sex with two sexually aggressive girls:

  • Natalya (Barbara Nedeljakova), a giggly brunette and Russian beauty
  • Svetlana (Jana Kaderabkova), a Czech blonde
Sexy Femmes Fatales - Josh with Natalya (top), Paxton with Svetlana (bottom)

Both aggressively mounted their dates and enticed them to trust them. The two amoral femme fatales would later entrap them. They were lured to become victims of wealthy, sadistic patrons who wished to torture unsuspecting tourists with their "darkest, sickest fantasies."

Natalya & Svetlana (l to r): Sexy Femmes Fatales

The Jacket (2005)

Director John Maybury's sci-fi time-travel thriller was similar in plot to La Jetee (1962, Fr.) and Jacob's Ladder (1990) - a circular plot that brought the time-traveling protagonist back and forth numerous times, enough to provide knowledge that could alter the future. [Note: It was entirely possible that the protagonist had died from a traumatic and mysterious head injury - and everything that he experienced in the film afterwards was just an hallucination.] The tagline was: TERROR HAS A NEW NAME.

In the opening, a 27 year-old Persian Gulf War veteran (unidentified) in Iraq in 1991 was shot by a young Iraqi boy at close-range during an ambush. The dead man was tagged in a medical tent, and identified as Marine Sgt. Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) -- "Starks, Jack. Born in Vermont. Hasn't got a family listed. Naval hospital will take care of it." But then, he miraculously opened his eyes. He had luckily survived the bullet wound to the back of his head - importantly, he was not specifically told the circumstances of his death.

Jean Price (Kelly Lynch)

Young Daughter Jackie Price (Laura Marano)

Gift of Jack's 'Dog Tags' to Jackie

12 months later (in 1992), the wounder Gulf War veteran appeared in his home-state of Vermont, where he was seen walking down a snowy road. He came upon a young girl named Jackie Price (Laura Marano), the daughter of drunken mother Jean (Kelly Lynch), whose pick-up truck was stalled by the side of the deserted road. When Jackie asked about his dog-tags from the war (with his name and date of birth), he gave them to her, explaining their purpose: "In case I get lost or can't remember who I am" -- an important plot element. Once Jean revived from her alcoholic and drugged state, she was repulsed by Jack, even though Jackie kept repeating that he had fixed their car, and she drove off with her daughter.

Later while hitch-hiking, he was picked up by another driver, but soon after, their car was stopped by a cop for driving too slow. Then without knowing what happened, the scene changed - the policeman was dead, Starks was wounded, and he was falsely accused of the murder of Officer Harrison (who Starks claimed was shot three times by the driver, with the cop's own gun). When questioned about everything, authorities discovered that there was no last name, no physical presence, and no residence or any other records for Jean and Jackie - his sole recollections of the day. Believing he was suffering from Gulf War syndrome with "a damaged mind," the court found him not guilty by reason of insanity, and he was committed to Alpine Grove Psychiatric Hospital - an institution for the criminally-insane.

Unde the care of the creepy and deranged director Dr. Thomas Becker (Kris Kristofferson), Starks was injected with an experimental hallucinatory drug and placed in a tight body-length strait-jacket within a basement morgue drawer. He experienced frightening, surrealistic recollections. Jack also became acquainted with another well-meaning therapist, Dr. Beth Lorenson (Jennifer Jason Leigh).

Head of Alpine Grove Psychiatric Hospital Dr. Thomas Becker (Kris Kristofferson)

Dr. Beth Lorenson (Jennifer Jason Leigh)

The repeated use of the drug and the apparatus of the mortuary drawer caused Jack to have rapidly-edited visions of the future. He experienced time travel transport to the future for short periods of time, before he would flash-back and return to the past (or present-day). During a psychotic time-travel trip forward, his first major trip, Starks was taken 15 years into the future to the year 2007 on Christmas Eve, where he met up again, in St. Albans, VT, with an older, grown-up version of Jackie Price (Keira Knightley as adult) - now a dark-eyed, sickly, chain-smoking waitress employed at Baillie's Motel and Diner. She picked him up and took him to her place, but had no other option but to have him sleep on her couch. She cautioned as she left to take a bath that she didn't want to get to know him or his name. By chance, he made two remarkable discoveries in her living room. Jack happened to see his dog-tags given to her years earlier in 1992, and a picture of the young girl with her now deceased mother.

His Dog Tags

Young Jackie with Mother

Jackie told him that her mother had died: "She passed out with a cigarette and burned to death a long time ago." As a result of her mother's death, Jackie's life had gone into decline and isolation. She was a chain-smoker, a drinker, lonely, sad and depressed, and sickly. Disbelieving him and upset for snooping around, she demanded that he leave immediately. She also insisted that his recollections about meeting them, giving her his dog-tags and his claim that he was Starks were all very inaccurate. Somehow, she knew about Starks' death on January 1, 1993: "...Jack Starks is dead....He's dead. His body was found New Year's Day, 1993, Alpine Grove.... I don't care who or where you think you are, you're not Jack Starks." She screamed for him to get out.

Jack realized that he had only about a week until his death - from Christmas Day until News Years Day - it was now a race against time and he realized that he had to get back in the drawer. During another trip to 2007, he learned more about the murder of the cop, and met up with Jackie again at the diner, who unlike his previous trip a few days earlier was now very cooperative and intrigued and had done some research. He learned from her that he had died from a head wound: "Jack Starks died from a wound to the head, January 1st, 1993."

Another trip from 1992 to the future year of 2007 added more helpful detail. Jack relived the shooting of the policeman that was blamed on him and sent him to the asylum. The cop was shot dead by the driver who had picked him up, and Jack was also accidentally hit by a stray bullet. With Jackie helping, he met up with the still-employed, older Dr. Lorenson at the hospital, and tried to convince her of his knowledge of future events. They also visited Jack's gravesite where he had been buried - proving he died on Jan 1, 1993.

Jack also made love to Jackie before departing, when he told her: "I'm running out of time," as she insisted: "I don't care. You have to come back....Come back to me, Jack." [Did she know of his time travels and that he only had a few days left?] Jack suddenly disappeared from her arms when he was abruptly removed from the drawer. Back in late 1992, Jack was able to convince Dr. Lorenson of his credible story that possibly, he wasn't delusional and had spoken to her in the year 2007 during his time-travels. Jack feared Becker would stop treatments and it would be his "last time" visiting Jackie in 2007.

After gaining Dr. Lorenson's confidence, she agreed to smuggle Jack out of the asylum and drive him to the Price home. On the day of his predicted death, January 1, 1993, Jack personally delivered a letter to Jean Price's house (while Dr. Lorenson waited outside), once more meeting young Jackie who recognized him as the guy who fixed the truck. After leaving the house and being driven back to the psychiatric hospital, Jack suffered the predicted serious "blunt trauma" head injury when he accidentally slipped and cracked his head on the icy concrete driveway.

Events on January 1, 1993
Jack's Lethal Fall On the Icy Driveway of Hospital
Meeting Young Jackie and Jackie's Mother Again and Delivering a Letter

Before he died, Jack was rushed into the jacket and drawer, while his voice-over described recollections about being regarded as dead and crazy, but about how he had been given a second chance. It was revealed that the voice-over consisted of the contents of Jack's letter written to Jean, Jackie's mother. He described his knowledge of future events (the death of Jean due to a smoking accident, told to him by Jackie). He gave her a warning about how to prevent future tragedy for her young daughter:

I've seen life after my death, and I'm telling you this, because it's the only way to help you and your daughter have a better life of your own. Jean, you're gonna pass out one day smoking a cigarette and burn to death. Your daughter grows up living the same sad life you're living right now. And she misses you so much. Sometimes life can only really begin with the knowledge of death. That it can all end, even when you least want it to. The important thing in life is to believe that while you're alive, it's never too late. I promise you, Jean, no matter how bad things look, they look better awake than they do asleep. When you die, there's only one thing you want to happen. You wanna come back.

In the conclusion, Jack experienced his last time travel trip to the future (the year 2007) to bring him to Jackie. When he arrived, their initial meeting from 2007 was reprised - as before, she didn't know him. Driving a new VW car and looking healthier, Jackie picked him up awaiting a ride, after she noticed his bruised head with a "nasty cut." He told her: "I slipped, but I'm alive." She offered to drive him to the hospital, since she worked there as a nurse. Immediately, he knew that his letter had altered the future and changed her life for the better.

On the drive, Jackie received a friendly phone call from her mother - who was very much alive, and in a better, more functional relationship with her. The screen faded to bright white as Jack and Jackie talked in the car: Jackie: "How you doing?" Jack: "Better now." Jackie (off-screen): "How much time do we have?" Her response revealed that the link to the "previous" future of 2007 wasn't lost. The lyrics of Iggy Pop's closing rendition of We Have All the Time in the World answered her question - "It's never too late."

Sgt. Jack Starks (Adrien Brody): "I was 27 years old the first time I died."

The Court - Believing Jack Was Insane, Jack Was Committed to a Psychiatric Hospital

Jack Drugged, Strapped Down and In a Strait-Jacket, and Placed In Mortuary Drawer

Jack's Wide-Eyed Reaction to His Mental, Psychotic Excursions During Treatment

After First Use of the Drawer

Time Travel Into the Future - to Baillie's Motel and Diner in Vermont

Diner Waitress - Older Jackie Price (Keira Knightley as Adult)

Jackie - Helpful to Jack In Finding Out Information For Him

Jack's Gravestone - Showing His Date of Death Jan 1, 1993

Making Love to Jackie

Jackie: "Come back to me, Jack"

Jack's Voice-Over - His Letter, Warning Jean About Her and Jackie's Future

Jackie Picking up Jack - Again

Jack's Final Return to the Year 2007 - Reunited with Jackie - Both of Their Futures Had Been Altered

Lie With Me (2005, Canada)

This bleak NC-17 rated sex film from director Clément Virgo, adapted by his wife Tamara Faith Berger from her own novel, further pushed the boundaries of sexuality in film, and was banned in some countries. The independent film explored the distinction between love and lust, and featured two known TV stars (from The O.C., Six Feet Under, and Christy).

The sex-filled film included full-frontal nudity, male and female oral sex, masturbation, a stroked erect penis, and fairly graphic sex (no visible penetration, however), with some instances of breathy voice-over narration.

The erotic, dramatic Canadian film opened with a sensual scene of emotionally-detached, sexually-hungry 25 year-old redhead Leila (Lauren Lee Smith), a slutty video store clerk in Toronto, masturbating on her sofa to a porn video playing on her TV.

The Opening Scene with Leila (Lauren Lee Smith)

Her favored sexual behavior was promiscuous, anonymous one-night stands, presumably based upon her inherent anger for the divorce of her parents and her damaged psyche. Then she met artistic and handsome David (Eric Balfour) at a club in a non-verbal encounter.

To entice his lewd interest in her, she offered oral sex and rear-entry intercourse to another stranger dubbed Shy Guy (Michael Facciolo), witnessed outdoors by David in public as he was having lap-sex with soon-to-be ex-girlfriend Victoria (Polly Shannon) in his nearby car.

What followed were numerous emotion-less but explicit sexual encounters between Leila and David to dull the pain of their existences. She expressed her basic dissatisfaction and unfulfillment with sex:

"People f--king each other for one night, one year, twenty years. It doesn't matter; it all hurts."

The dialogue was explicit and frank, as when David asked Leila: "I've got a question for you. Have you ever had one man's dick in your ass and his friend's cock in your mouth?"

As the film progressed, both struggled in the relationship to become more truly intimate with each other - and at times they became emotionally and psychologically dependent upon each other. She was attempting to decide with David whether a committed, monogamous relationship (including torrid and lustful sex with him) was better than what she usually preferred.


Stimulating Male Partner

Many Sex Scenes

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