In most Hollywood movies, sex scenes need to be a part of the particular development of a story and its characters. It is situational, and for a few moments, the actors are expected to forget that they are acting, and blend the parts they are playing into their sexual reality. Chemistry is called forth, and it is not easy to get it right. But when things fall into place, what you get is a screen scorcher: intimacy between two very unique people. Here are some memorable on-screen sexual moments, the 7 steamiest sex scenes in Hollywood.
1. Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct
It was 20 years back, but it is still the most talked about and most viewed sex scene in Hollywood. Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas created a few minutes of such raw and explosive passion on screen, that it will leave you breathless even the fifth time you watch it. There is barely any tenderness, and Sharon Stone very quickly sets herself up as someone who is both controlling and demanding. The moment of the scene is when she ties Michael Douglas’ hands to the bedpost
2. Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas in Original Sin
Angelina and Antonio are regarded amongst the most beautiful specimens of their respective sexes, and they set the heat rolling with their graphic sex scene in Original Sin. Angelina is the classic Femme Fatale, sexually demanding and mysterious, who is posing as the faithful mail order bride that Antonio wanted. She turns out to be more than a handful for him, and here he finds himself drawn in towards her irrepressible sexual power. Obviously, men love it because it is without a doubt one of the steamiest sex scenes in Hollywood.
3. Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton in Monster’s Ball
Halle Berry plays Leticia Musgrove, a woman trying to come to terms with the trauma of loss. Her husband was killed on death row, and her son died in a car accident. Billy Bob Thornton is the racist death row guard who killed her husband, and now finds himself falling for this unusual black woman, contrary to his most fundamental beliefs. The tension of this strange coupling comes alive in a raw and passionate sex scene, which features an almost totally drunk Halle Berry.
4. Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez in Unfaithful
Unfaithful is filled with several sexually charged moments. A respectable, married and neglected woman (Diane Lane) literally bites the forbidden fruit when she falls for the charms of the classic bad boy (Olivier Martinez). Her sense of guilt, embarrassment and fear mingle with her excitement, and make her every submission to his demands an intense experience. In one of the steamiest sex scenes in Hollywood, he takes her in the small bathroom stall of a local café, while her regular lunch friends wait on at their table a few steps away.
5. Hillary Swank and Chloe Sevigny in Boys Don’t Cry
This is a film known for more than its sex scene. Hillary Swank won an Oscar (Best Actress) for her role of Brandon Teena, a girl pretending to be a man, and Chloe Sevigny was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category. In the tender and hot sex scene between the two, Hillary pleasures Sevigny in a way that no man has ever done before. It is a pivotal point in the movie, and Chloe begins to suspect that there is more to Hillary Swank than meets the eye.
6. Kathleen Turner and William Hurt in Body Heat
Kathleen Turner plays very hard to get till the tension reaches a point when Florida attorney William Hurt cannot handle it any longer. He comes back from his car with raw desire written all over his face and finds that Kathleen has locked up all the doors. He throws a chair at a window, smashes it and explodes upon her in the hall in what easily ranks as one of the steamiest sex scenes in Hollywood.
7. Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke in 9 ½ Weeks
9 ½ weeks is filled with sex and foreplay, but the ice cube scene clearly stands out. In one of the most tantalizing and memorable foreplay scenes from Hollywood, Mickey Rourke blindfolds a sexually excited Kim Basinger and melts a cube of ice on her body.
Considering the vast number of sex scenes in Hollywood, it would be hard to get people to completely agree with this list. However, I bravely reckon that anyone who is compiling their own list of the steamiest sex scenes in Hollywood will at least consider each of these scenes. Out of curiosity, what scenes would you add to this list?
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