Hulu’s Pam & Tommy hasn’t skimped on the drugs, sex, and rock and roll that one would expect from one of showbiz’s most notorious couples. The limited series charts Baywatch star Pamela Anderson’s (Lily James) marriage to Mötley Crüe drummer, Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) — as well as the fallout from the release of their unauthorised sex tape. From rampant honeymoon sex to a talking penis, the X-rated scenes have proved to be entertaining — if not thoroughly divisive.
If you’re not feeling particularly prudish and are craving more Pam & Tommy energy, here’s a rundown of some seminal sex scenes across film and television.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name featured an incredibly infamous scene involving a peach…
Known for Keira Knightly’s iconic green dress and a very raunchy scene that takes place in a library, Atonement (based on Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel) isn’t your average war flick.
Not for the faint-hearted, the film tells the story of a woman who literally has teeth in her vagina — to horrifying ends.
Blue Valentine (2010)
At the time of its release, Blue Valentine was given an NC-17 rating thanks to an incredibly realistic looking oral sex scene.
This breakup-cum-horror-movie featured a seriously disturbing ritualistic orgy!
Boogie Nights (1997)
If Sebastian Stan’s prosthetic penis intrigued you, then check out Boogie Nights — Mark Whalberg’s prosthetic penis was originally 12 inches long before being shortened to seven because it looked so bizarre. Fair.
John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus saw actors have real-life sex on set.
Fancy a more cerebral take on the Fifty Shades of Grey canon? Look no further than the BDSM filled Secretary, which starred James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas starred in the erotic thriller, Basic Instinct, which quickly became notorious for its explicit sex scenes. In recent years, it has, however, incited questions around consent after Stone claimed that she was tricked into not wearing underwear on the day of filming the infamous “crotch shot”.
Don’t Look Now (1973)
This British horror is remembered for producing one of film’s most controversial sex scenes.
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Mulholland Drive features one of the most talk-about sex scenes in modern cinema, wherein Naomi Watt’s character, Betty, shares a late-night encounter with Laura Harring’s Rita…