Steamy Hollywood moments to put you in the mood
Without Hollywood, the spank bank account balance might be withered and/or flaccid. We take deposits from all over: Sears catalogues, a telemarketer’s voice, the guy from the gym counter, but we borrow the bulk from movies. Here are the Weal staff sexy cinema favourites for men and women.
For the gals
Dirty Dancing: Baby (Jennifer Grey) finds herself at a party of sexually awakened resort staffers who expertly grind and dry hump to the beat of Do You Love Me. The music is loud, the air is smoky, and Baby wants to ride Swayze’s thigh to the moon. If only actual sex looked this good.
Great Expectations: Estella (Gwyneth Paltrow) has Finnegan’s (Ethan Hawk) heart and she torments him with it from their shared childhood kiss to adulthood. She allows his hand to briefly settle between her legs on prom night, and poses nude for him to draw. The movie is charged with female sexuality and power as Estella endlessly withholds Finnegan’s “happy ending.”
Virgin Suicides: The stunning, overprotected Lisbon sisters are coming of age. Lux (Kirsten Dunst) falls for Trip Fontaine (Josh Hartnett). After their first date, Lux meekly gets out of Trip’s car only to rush back inside, straddle him, grab his face and deliver the maddest kiss in movie history while Heart’s Crazy on You plays loudly, making anyone’s first kiss feel cold by comparison.
For the dudes
The Big Lebowski: Bunny Lebowski was the role of a lifetime for Tara Reid. Although recent photos of her eerily resemble Iggy Pop, back when she was asking The Dude (Jeff Bridges) to blow on her toes, she was a bombshell. The scene by the pool is a sexual fantasy inducing triumph in every way.
Avatar: When Neytiri (Zoë Saldana) dispatches an alien wolf pack to save Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) – the man she was about to skewer with an arrow – men, audience wide, made an immediate deposit of her likeness into the bank of spank. The 10 foot tall blue skinned sapient humanoid has usurped Jessica Rabbit as most masturbated-to fictional character ever.
True Lies: In the hotel room scene from True Lies, Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis) transforms from an uptight housewife into a sexpot in less time than it takes to crack a bottle of KY. Plus, nothing is more arousing than a scantily clad woman corking Arnold Schwarzenegger on the head with a rotary phone.