Sorry, people, but this week is all about the sex. Not sure why, it just is, and this is not normal sex here, either. You know the kind of sex scenes I am talking about? The kind you feel like you SHOULDN’T be seeing. The kind that make YOU feel dirty when you watch them. And not the “good” dirty, either. Not “I’ve been a bad boy and need a spanking” dirty. No, that bad “weeping in the shower fully clothed” dirty. Come on, don’t act like you’ve never been there. We’ve ALL been there at one point or another. And if you haven’t been there yet, these six sick sex scenes will do the trick. Think of it as a bullet train to uncomfortable town, population you. Also, I know I am supposed to be humble, but “Six Sick Sex Scenes” is the greatest title to any article ever, and I have never been more proud to use an alliteration. Also, I promise not to bring up the butter scene from Last Tango, so not “butter as anal lube” jokes here today, folks.
Generally, the people I know will ask my advice on the more fucked up films. Even though I pretty much watch everything (except for musicals and most rom-coms), I have sort of pigeon-holed myself as this ‘horror film” guy. And with articles like this and this and this, I can understand that, and I don’t mind. But the funny thing is, because I watch SO MUCH horror, I have honestly become a bit desensitized to it. And for that very reason, the scenes that stick in my mind as being the most disturbing to me are often not from horror movies at all, as is the case with all the examples on this list. The idea is, when you see someone get disemboweled in a horror movie, that is its place. It belongs in a horror movie. It is at home in a horror movie, therefore, not very shocking. But it is those dark moments in films that are NOT horror that really resonate with the viewer. Here are five movie scenes from movies that were not horror, that I found horrifying regardless. Be forewarned, I will make sure the movies are fairly old, but there may be some spoilers ahead.