I understand it. We had to show how making love to someone is visceral. We had to convey how much of yourself you give over. Sex is the joker in the deck, the infinite variable that provokes, on screen as in life, radically divergent and wildly unpredictable responses and consequences. But Kechiche brought trouble on himself—not by the decision to film sex scenes between two women but by the audacity of his artistry in doing so. Most sex scenes in movies are index-card signifiers, giving visual evidence of the fact that the characters have sex at a given point in the story but not actually showing much of significance about the sexual relationship.
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Sexy to watch, weird to film. Or maybe real money is a bit softer I met [Halston Sage] the day before, and she was beautiful and very sweet, but it's awkward. You meet each other and then you're grinding — you don't even know her name, barely," Franco said. I had to go to the makeup artist who I had ALSO just met that week and be like, 'Can I go in the other room and have you put makeup [on it]? So I was like, 'I'm going to do something kind of crazy,'" Plaza said. I didn't hear anything about it for a week, so I was terrified that I was going to get fired.
Here’s How The ‘Euphoria’ Sex Scenes Were Filmed—Times Are Changing
Intimacy coordinators are changing the film and television industry. In fact, hookups in film and television are often very technical and not as steamy or easy as they appear on-screen. HBO is taking precautions when it comes to its actors, particularly because it is such a young cast.
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.