A Twitter user notified Wilde over the weekend that an unspecified airline had removed the "Booksmart" lesbian sex scene from the film. The scene in question finds the characters played by Dever and Diana Silvers making out in a bathroom during a party and proceeding to have sex until Dever's Amy throws up. What makes it too obscene for airplane viewing? What airline?
Try is the operative word. Cecilia and Robbie— her in that green dress , he in that black tux—consummate their love for one another, pinned against a stack of books. Watch the full movie. This sex scene has no penetration or nudity. Alone, on the Miami beach, the breeze and the camera at their backs, the two are free to just be. Could it be? The first on-screen female orgasm in a non-porn film?
Alicia Vikander has strict sex scene rules. While shooting such scenes in the films, she prefers the makers to film it in a single take. It should never be anything but technical. That way, everybody on set is on point, because you have to get it done in one take. Like a dancer, we choreograph it the same way.
Sex scenes are nearly as old as movies themselves. In fact, one of the first films to be screened for the public debuted in and was called The Kiss. It was quite steamy for its time, featuring a full-on brushing of the lips, which, let us tell you, really riled up the modest-minded folks of the late 19th century. These days, a sex scene has to shock for us to consider it among the greatest sex scenes of all time. It has to make us laugh riotously, recoil in disgust, squirm at the weirdness, or at the very least, rewatch it repeatedly because it's just so damn hot.