History of Sex in Cinema:
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Sexual Films and Scenes


2006, Part 1

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Alone With Her (2006)

Canadian writer/director Eric Nicholas' disturbing and creepy low-budget suspense thriller was about the invasion of privacy and voyeurism. The cautionary and unsettling story was entirely shot with the POV of the protagonist's many store-bought video surveillance nanny-cams and listening devices, including an open-zippered camera bag concealing a camera, a 'body-cam' and numerous planted devices.

The film's prologue with a quote from David Wiseman of the US Department of Justice described the pervasive problem of stalking:

"Every minute, 3 people become victims of stalking in the United States. What concerns us most is that recent technology has created a golden age for predators to track and terrorize. Hidden video cameras, microphones and other spy equipment can now be purchased for next to nothing and are available through the Internet and retail stores everywhere...to anyone."

The skilled and intensely lonely, unemployed high-tech Los Angeles stalker Doug (Colin Hanks) was scouring beaches and other public areas to find objects of fetishistic scrutiny when he noticed a beautiful woman in the park with her Corgi dog Rocky. The sweaty, panting and flabby pervert saw that she had an emotional reaction to two lovers on the grass, and realized that she was his next vulnerable prey. He immediately became infatuated with getting to know her better. His victim was:

  • Amy Ruis (Mexican-born Ana Claudia Talancón), a beautiful aspiring artist

After placing devices in her apartment's foyer, bedroom, shower, bathroom, bed, and living room, the sociopathic, obsessive peeping tom monitored everything Amy did to learn her likes/dislikes. He orchestrated running into her at her neighborhood coffee shop, where he amazed her by 'coincidentally' having the same musical and movie interests. In one scene, he dozed at his computer monitor as she also went to sleep (he aimed one of his cameras on himself). His voyeuristic sessions included watching her showering and masturbating with her hair brush handle late one night - as he masturbated at his own monitor from a safe distance.

Secret Spying Surveillance on Amy (Ana Claudia Talancon)


Masturbating With Brush

Both Sleeping

Applying Lotion

The jealous and sick predator insinuated himself into an artificial relationship, manipulating her to believe that he was a nice guy by helping her create an art website, and assisting her in selling her paintings. At the same time as things became more sinister, he stole her laptop computer, and sabotaged her other relationships with members of both sexes to alienate her (including scaring off her co-worker suitor Matt (Jonathan Trent) by infecting Amy with poison ivy using infected Q-tips applied across her bedsheets). He helped Amy when she 'accidentally' injured herself on broken glass in the dark, in order to then turn around and rescue her as a knight in shining armor. And he faked a phone call to himself to avoid further scrutiny by Amy's suspicious best friend Jennifer (Jordana Spiro). Eventually, he found an opportunity to kill Jennifer by bashing her over the head in the park on a rainy night, in order to silence her questions about his veracity.

Another manufactured disaster was set up when he stole Amy's dog and then after a few days returned it. Amy was so overjoyed that she began to passionately make out with Doug, but he experienced impotency. She realized things weren't quite right and asked him to leave. He raged at her, asking her what she would be returning to in her needy life without him, and casually mentioning her brush (that she had used for self-pleasure). Amy suddenly realized he couldn't possibly have known about her "brush" without spying on her, and she discovered one of the camera bugs next to her bed.

The film ended on an inevitable downer note when she tried to trick him into having tea and sitting down to talk to get to know him better, and her attempt to knock him out failed - and he overpowered her and strangled her to death on the living room floor. The shocking and riveting film ended on an even more disturbing note - the next winter, Doug was at it again, hunting down another female.

Amy Ruis (Ana Claudia Talancon)

Insinuating Himself Into Amy's Life - Including Sex

The Disturbing Finale - Amy Strangled to Death

Alpha Dog (2006)

This film was a fact-based crime drama from writer/director Nick Cassavetes.

[Note: It was based upon the true story of the 2000 kidnapping of 15 year-old Los Angeles teenager Nicholas Markowitz. He was collateral damage in the midst of a feud over money owed between Ben Markowitz (his older half-brother) and drug-dealer Jesse James Hollywood. Hollywood ordered Nicholas to be taken into the Santa Ynez Mountains and deliberately murdered there, and buried in a shallow grave. Although not present himself, Hollywood specifically instructed gang member Ryan Hoyt to kill Nicholas. The body was found 3 days later.]

The story opened in 1999, and told about the drug-dealing of 20 year-old Southern Californian (San Gabriel Valley) gang member Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch), known as the "alpha dog." One of his customers was indebted 22 year-old junkie Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster), who lived in Claremont, CA. A feud broke out between Jake and Johnny over Jake's unpaid debt. After being double-crossed in the deal, Johnny impulsively kidnapped Jake’s naive, and semi-rebellious 15 year-old half-brother Zack Mazursky (Anton Yelchin) (the 'Nicholas Markowitz' character), and took him to Palm Springs to be held as ransom. Zack was held at the parents' home of Johnny's right-hand man Frankie "Nuts" Ballenbacher (Justin Timberlake).

Zack blindly enjoyed his captivity, drinking and doing drugs and having first-time sex with two party-girls in a pool skinny-dip scene playing Marco Polo ("This is your lucky night. Get in"):

  • Julie Beckley (Amanda Seyfried), Zack's 17 year-old girlfriend
  • Alma (Amber Heard), a friend of Julie's

In a scene with the most explicit nudity in the film, Johnny's 19 year-old girlfriend Angela Holden (Olivia Wilde) engaged in a hotel tryst with him - although he was pre-occupied with events in his life and couldn't perform even after attempted oral sex:

"Your dick's not even hard...it's like bubble gum."

The situation eventually escalated to tragedy and the murder of Zack, who was ordered to be eliminated by Johnny. In a mountainous area, Johnny's gang member Elvis Schmidt (Shawn Hatosy) knocked Zack into a shallow grave with a shovel and shot him to death.

Zack Partying in Palm Springs with Julie (Amanda Seyfried) and Alma (Amber Heard) - a Romantic Threesome

Zack with Angela Holden (Olivia Wilde)

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)

This gross-out teen sexploitation comedy was an inferior direct-to-video/DVD release (in both R-rated and Unrated versions). It was the fifth film in the long-running series franchise and the second direct-to-DVD pseudo-sequel release of American Pie Presents: films (following Band Camp (2005))

[Note: The next (and third) film in the series of four direct-to-DVD/video releases was American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007).]

As with the other gross-out films, it was filled with scatological (and bodily fluids) humor -- and, of course lots of nudity. The film's basic plot was an innocently sappy love story about two virgins who eventually discovered that they were right for each other.

The main character was:

  • Erik Stifler (John White) - a virginal HS senior, whose platonic blonde girlfriend was Tracy Sterling (Jessy Schram). She offered him a "guilt-free pass" for the weekend to visit his cousin Dwight Stifler's (Steve Talley) Beta House college fraternity (the same weekend as a running event known as the Naked Mile)

Before running the race, while at a bar, Erik literally collided with a pretty blonde named Brandy (Candace Kroslak), a sorority sister, who took an interest in him while helping to clean his alcohol-soaked shirt in a back-room (she explained she had worked there as a bartender). They became acquainted when he walked her back to her sorority house. She perked up when he happened to mention that he was a virgin, and turned encouraging: "You never know, that virgin thing, it could totally change by the end of the weekend." After calling him a "sweetheart" and complimenting him on being "cute," she gave him a kiss on the cheek as they parted. Two other coeds at the bar were also introduced - the three sorority girls would all participate in the Naked Mile:

  • Brandy (Candace Kroslak), a gorgeous blonde and bartender
  • Alexis (Angelique Lewis), dark-haired
  • Jill (Jaclyn A. Smith), a red-head

The central sequence of the film was the title event: a 10-minute Michigan university night-time streak-run in the all-together (with about 100 naked extras). [Note: The event was actually held until 2004.] The run was prefaced by a long, drawn-out, absolutely inane introduction by the race's founder Noah Levenstein (Eugene Levy):

"Good evening...Welcome to the Naked Mile. (cheering) Yes, you know, when I started this race many, many...years ago. It was just, just a passive protest. Just a way to 'stick it to the man,' so to speak. (cheering) Right on. Right on. But over the years, it's become somewhat less political. And uh, now, it's uh, just some sort of Roman orgy, which I'm down with, by the way. But let's keep one thing in mind. This is about showing the world your youthful exuberance, and your unabashed commitment to higher learning, and having fun while you're doing it, which is where the naked part comes in. (cheering) And being completely naked is, of course, a perfectly natural thing. Uh, uh, there's not one part of one's body one should be ashamed of, be it one's pubic region or one's breasts, as in the case with you young ladies (cheering) and a couple of you young men. But you should all just revel in the glory of being seen as the people you are."

During the run, Erik looked to his left and was distracted by the bouncing breasts of another runner - and he ran directly into a metal postal service mail box. Brandy came to Erik's aid and encouraged him to get up and finish the race ("Are you all right?...Come on, sweetie. Let's finish this thing").

At the finish line at the end of the race, Erik was kissed by Brandy - the smooch was filmed by a camera crew and broadcast on TV, causing Tracy to feel slightly jealous, and consider returning to her ex-boyfriend Trent (Jon Cor). During an after-party "Underwear Bash" at the fraternity house following the race, Erik was tempted and threatened with seduction by Brandy in a private room while playing pool. Becoming topless, she admitted that she was interested in helping him to lose his virginity:

"This is sex, not Shakespeare....Don't worry. I know how to handle guys like you...Virgins. I can take care of virgins...I have a bit of a confession. Some girls like blonds, some like muscles. I like virgins. Are you ready for a special night?" (She kissed him)

Remarkably as he was reclined on a sofa and she was about to deliver oral sex, he declined, vowing his love for Tracy: "Look, I can't do this. I'm really sorry, okay? I mean, you're really gorgeous and really cool, and I'm sure that every single guy on this planet would love to sleep with you, including me. But I just can't. I'm in love."

The incident spurred Erik and Tracy to get back together and finally consummate their love for each other.

The Naked Mile - Runner Participants
("Look at all these teats. I'm adrift in a sea of boobies and my balls are scraping the pavement")
At the Starting Line
(l to r): Jill, Brandy & Alexis


Alexis (Angel Lewis)

Brandy (Candace Kroslak)

Erik Distracted

Brandy Encouraging Erik to Finish Race

Smooch at Finish Line

Tracy Sterling (Jessy Schram)

Erik Stifler (John White)

Erik's First Encounter with Brandy (Candace Kroslak): at Bar and Walking Her Home

Two Other Coeds at Bar: (l to r): Alexis and Jill

After the Race at the "Underwear Bash"

Topless Brandy (Candace Kroslak) Attempting to Seduce Erik During Game of Pool

Together to Mutually Lose Their Virginity: Erik & Tracy (Jessy Schram)

Another Gay Movie (2006)

Writer/producer/director Todd Stephens' unrated (to avoid an NC-17 rating), outrageous coming-of-age gay comedy was a take-off of American Pie (1999) although taken to whole different level.

The film featured various forms of anal and oral sex, bodily functions and defecation, nudity, an explosive electronic genital stimulator, and graphic language.

It opened with one of the main characters fantasizing that he was having sex with his equally-excited male San Torum HS math instructor on a lab table, as he masturbated in his bedroom with a carrot. His parents then shocked when they caught him with a collection of sex toys under his covers, with the husband commenting to his wife: "Well, I guess that's life with a gay son."

Fantasized Sex in Classroom

Masturbation with Carrot

It told about four gay friends:

  • Andy Wilson (Michael Carbonaro), the boy-next-door
  • Jarod (Jonathan Chase), school jock
  • Nico (Jonah Blechman), flamboyant
  • Griff (Mitch Morris), nerdy

They planned on losing their "anal virginity" during the summer after San Torum's high-school graduation.

In one raunchy comedic scene, Andy had sex with a warmed-up quiche, at the same time that he had a cardboard TP roll up his butt with a twirling gerbil tail sticking out.

Sex with Warmed-Up Quiche

Cardboard TP Roll Up Butt

Sex Scene

Art School Confidential (2006)

Terry Zwigoff's satirical and offbeat black comedy (or dramedy) about coming of age, with a screenplay by comic-book artist Daniel Clowes, had the tagline: "Who said anything about talent?" It told about an East Coast NYC art academy, named Strathmore Institute (based upon Pratt Institute in Brooklyn), that existed in a seedy section of the city.

The tale of a geeky romance at Strathmore was between:

  • Jerome Platz (Max Minghella), a self-absorbed and idealistic art student, both virginal and naive
  • Audrey (Sophia Myles), a nude model, attractive, narcissistic, and fickle, and the daughter of a celebrated pop artist; she was noted as having a former, lesbian lover who wanted her back

Jerome had become obsessed and enamored with Audrey when she posed as a nude sketch model for his drawing class. [Note: There was also a scene with an older, naked male model named Leslie (Ezra Buzzington) posing for female students!] Early on, Jerome claimed that he wanted to be famous or recognized. He said he was an aspiring Picasso ("I want to be the next Picasso") who would benefit from the adulation ("Even though I am super short and bald, I am able to have sex with any beautiful woman I want just because I'm so great").

He was eager for acceptance and began to experiment with many artistic, more trendy styles to find a better fit and to increase his popularity with Audrey - although he began to lose his own individuality ("He is trying to sing in his own voice using someone else's vocal cords"). Jerome found himself romantically competing for Audrey against handsome Jonah (Matt Keeslar), another student-painter whose literal interpretation of art was taking the spotlight.

[Note: Jonah was actually an undercover cop posing as an art student to entrap an on-campus slasher.]

Jerome's roommates were:

  • Vince (Ethan Suplee), an arrogant, aspiring film major who was making a slasher film based upon a serial killer who was committing a number of random murders at the school, dubbed the Strathmore Strangler
  • Matthew (Nick Swardson), a closeted, effeminate fashion student

He was taught by a visionary, self-promoting professor - the disinterested Professor "Sandy" Sandiford (John Malkovich), known for a series of misunderstood "triangle" paintings, and not very encouraging to the young art hopefuls ("Only 1 out of 100 of you will ever make a living as an artist").

Drunken, misanthropic, and cynical artist Jimmy (Jim Broadbent), an embittered graduate, had returned to the campus, and was living in a nearby tenement slum. Amidst crazy rants, he helped to mentor Jerome. He even asked Jerome at one point: "Are you a great artist when it comes to fellatio?"

By film's end, Jimmy was discovered to be the serial killer, who was creating violent paintings that revealed details of the crimes. He was lending his artwork to Jerome who was claiming that they were his own, leading to his arrest for the homicides and increasing his notoriety when he was obviously innocent.

Audrey (Sophia Myles)

Jerome's Sketch of Naked Audrey

Naked Male Model Leslie
(Ezra Buzzington)

Ask the Dust (2006)

Writer/director Robert Towne's noirish drama was filmed beautifully in sepia-tones by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. It was adapted from John Fante's 1939 Depression Era novel, and was set in 1933 Los Angeles.

The film featured two major stars:

  • Arturo Bandini (bad-boy Colin Farrell), an aspiring, inhibited, and virginal Italian-American writer
  • Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek), a fiery, dope-addicted Mexican, a free-spirited, illiterate waitress in a diner/coffee shop

In the Bunker Hill area of LA, Arturo found himself after five months almost penniless (and unable to pay his hotel room rent) when his attempt to write the last great Los Angeles novel was failing. The two first met in the diner where she served him coffee (in exchange for "his last nickel"), and they started showing contempt and antagonism for one another immediately.

Their romance blossomed on a deserted beach where both went skinny-dipping at night in the rough ocean surf (and showed full-frontal nudity) and in a rented beach bungalow in Laguna Beach where they participated in a lengthy and erotic love-making scene. [Note: This scene was dubiously honored as the "Best Nude Scene" in a 2006 film by the MrSkin.com website.]

By the film's tragic ending, Camilla died a lingering death of tuberculosis while coughing up blood.

Arturo (Colin Farrell) with Camilla (Salma Hayek)

Babel (2006, Fr./US/Mex.)

In this Best Picture-nominated film composed of parallel tales, one of the actresses was challenged with numerous scenes of nudity to express her budding sexuality:

  • Chieko (26 year-old Oscar-nominated Best Supporting (Japanese) Actress Rinko Kikuchi), an isolated, depressed, distraught and troubled 16 year-old deaf-mute Tokyo teenaged student

In one of the film's scenes, she portrayed full-frontal nudity when as an exhibitionist school girl in uniform, she flirtatiously flashed her "real hairy monster" twice to a nearby table of boys in the cafeteria, by opening her legs under the table.

In another scene, she was disrobed fully nude and seductively threw herself at a handsome young policeman investigating her mother's suicidal death in her father's apartment - she guided his left hand to her right breast.

Chieko (Rinko Kikuchi)

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006)

This critically-lambasted, belated sequel by director Michael Caton-Jones (originally subtitled Risk Addiction) found the now 47 year-old Sharon Stone character (ice-pick suspected murderess and novelist Catherine Tramell) living in London where she was being treated by psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass (David Morrissey). As in the previous film, the male fell for her game of seduction.

The R-rated US version was full of sexy (mostly vulgar) dialogue, an orgy scene, a nude rooftop hot-tub scene, and an over-hyped rough sex scene involving erotic asphyxiation. Fifteen minutes of footage was edited out of the film (including a menage a trois scene) to avoid an NC-17 rating.

Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone)

Beerfest (2006)

  • this R-rated beer-themed comedy from the US' Broken Lizard comedy troupe was about alcohol abuse and competitive binge drinking (a la "Fight Club"), complete with crude and vulgar language, tasteless content - and of course, abusive and excessive alcohol consumption; it mostly consisted of a series of both hilarious and unfunny comedy sketches; its tagline was: "BRING ON THE BEER, THEY'VE GOT THE NUTS"
  • in the opening, German-born patriarch Johann von Wolfhaus (Donald Sutherland), the owner of the Schnitzengiggle tavern, admitted in his own pre-taped video eulogy at his funeral that he had "croaked"; he went on: "Now I will never know what happens on The Young and the Restless"; while downing beers toasted with a beer stein, he praised his mother Great Gam Gam Wolfhaus (Cloris Leachman): ("I always knew you would outlive me"), and then showed off his leiderhosen-wearing German doll Bobo before pulling the plug (literally) on his life

Grieving Great-Grandmother Great Gam Gam Wolfhaus (Cloris Leachman)

Great Gam Gam With Her Two Grandsons Jan and Todd Wolfhouse at Funeral of Her Son Johann
  • his two dim-wit grandsons, brothers Jan Wolfhouse (Paul Soter) and Todd Wolfhouse (Erik Stolhanske) were encouraged by Great Gam Gam Wolfhaus (Cloris Leachman) to carry on the family traditions by spreading his ashes in Munich, Germany during the Oktoberfest Festival
  • the two traveled to Munich to fulfill his wishes; during their time in Germany, they were led to the location of another secret, local, underground competitive event known as "Beerfest" and were surprised to learn that there was no US team participating among the international drinking teams
  • they were surprised to meet their German cousins on the German team, the Von Wolfhausens, and their distant estranged uncle Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (Jürgen Prochnow) (Johann's half brother)
  • to their shock, two accusations were leveled against them: (1) their great-grandmother Great Gam Gam Wolfhaus was a potty-mouthed prostitute, and (2) their grandfather Johann had stolen an old German family beer recipe (a claim later found to be false); Jan and Todd challenged their brawny German relatives to a drinking contest but were defeated and humiliated
  • upon their return to the US (Colorado), so that they could prepare to compete the next year in "Beerfest," the two grandsons recruited members from their college days to form an American Beerfest drinking team; they chose well-known binge drinkers, guzzlers and chuggers, and beer gamers including: hot-dog-eating champ Phil "Landfill" Krundel (Kevin Heffernan), Jewish NIH lab scientist nerd Dr. Charlie "Fink" Finkelstein (Steve Lemme), and male prostitute Barry Badrinath (Jay Chandrasekhar, the film's director)
Recruited Drinking Buddies for US Team
  • in a humorous scene, Barry was introduced while soliciting himself, by describing a run-down of fees for different sexual acts: "It's $10 for a BJ, $12 for an HJ, $15 for a ZJ..."; when asked what a ZJ was, he responded: "If you have to ask, big man, ya can't afford it"
  • during a year of training in a back room of the Schnitzengiggle Tavern, the newly-established US team also crashed wild house parties, practiced drinking games, drank ram's pee, played ping pong, and often experienced blackouts; one funny image was the sight of the drinking team riding a 5-man tandem bicycle ("What a great morning!"); after one wild drinking binge, the next morning, Barry awoke to find himself lying outdoors naked next to a deer and screaming "Oh God, not again!!!"
  • the film's turning point occurred when Johann's Bobo accidentally fell to the ground, lost its head, and was opened to reveal the allegedly-stolen beer recipe (for the greatest beer in Germany - Schnitzengiggle Beer) - now proving that Johann and Great Gam Gam had told the truth about how they were the rightful heirs to the brewery in Bavaria; the grandsons decided to brew up the unique beer as their house brew at their inherited Schnitzengiggle tavern, and were amazed by its incredible taste
Decapitated Bobo Doll Reveals Secret Beer Recipe
  • one night in a nightclub's men's rest room, after partying and playing a card-game known as "Asshole," the completely-soused Barry believed that he had been completely transformed into an alternate persona -- a hot Saturday Night Fever dancer ("Lookin' good...You handsome motherf--ker!"); he strutted over to a blonde (Anna Lane) on the dance floor, and thinking he was cool and suave, delivered the question: "Ho, ho, ho - we gotta get you out of those wet clothes, and into a dry martini" - she responded with disgust: "What? Get away from me!"
Drunken "Asshole" Barry Picked Up What He Thought Was a Pretty Girl Named Naomi on the Dance Floor - But It Wasn't Who He Imagined - in Flashback
  • Barry picked up who he thought was a sexy, red-dress wearing female named Naomi (Candace Smith) on the dance floor for "a little slap and tickle"; he confidently assured his friends that "she's hot as hell," but she was actually Cherry (Mo'Nique), Great Gam Gam's obese assistant - and their night of sex wasn't anything as he pictured it was when he awoke the next morning - in flashback (yet he claimed: "Come on, I knew it the whole time!")
  • with only a few months before the US team returned to Germany - Baron von Wolfhausen discovered the popularity of the Wolfhaus' hit Schnitzengiggle Beer and sent his German team to Colorado to abscond with it; a number of disastrous results ensued: bad publicity and press about the restaurant being condemned and judged as a "disease-infested rat hole" by health inspectors , and the discovery that Cherry was a spy hired by the German team to steal the recipe back; when "Landfill" found that Cherry was sabotaging their beer, they engaged in a vicious brawl - he was pushed into a vat of brew and drowned
  • at "Landfill's" funeral, "Fink" delivered his eulogy: ("One time, he farted an entire plum. I was plumb surprised. I always told him to try to chew his food better, but he never listened to me. But that was Landfill. He was a fat asshole. But, uhm, he was my fat asshole")
  • at the reception following Landfill's funeral, Great Gam Gam divulged that she was a "beautiful Bavarian whore" who gave birth to Johann after being a consort to great-grandfather Baron Ludwig; this meant that Johann was the first born Wolfhaus, and that Jan and Todd were the "rightful heirs" to the von Wolfhausen Family Brewery, not the Baron's sons Otto and Rolf; she urged them and the bereaved team, as their destiny and fate, to carry on: ("You should have the balls to take back what is yours!"), and venture to Munich to defeat the German team
  • once the US team (wearing red, white and blue uniforms) arrived in Munich and learned the location of the competition, they were denied entry without a password; they entered using a Trojan Horse trick (an empty wooden keg)
  • Team USA was reluctantly allowed to compete in various drinking challenges, and in-between chugs, were entertained when two members of the Swedish Beerfest drinking team displayed their assets by flashing their breasts
  • after lots of competitions, Germany and Team USA were in the finals and they were tied up; the two teams went into a sudden-death last round (with 8 steins, 2 boots and 10 players - 5 from each team) - "boots" were long, boot-shaped beer steins; the US team lost due to Cherry's interference that upset the 5th US team member in the line who spilled beer from his "boot"

Team Huddle Before Last Competition

Germany vs. US (5 Against 5)
  • however, Jan was able to convince the Germans to accept one more, double or nothing, "winner-take-all" final elimination round, now with 10 boots and 10 players; although already drunk, the US team was victorious due to intensified coaching and advice from "Fink" on a specific drinking technique with the "boot" (he advised: "Just spin the boot when the bubble comes"); the German team's anchor Friedrich was disqualified in the "Line Chug" after spilling just one drop's worth of beer from his stein
  • the win against the Germans was momentous for the American team (with "Fink" as the team's anchor man); the winning team acquired control over the Von Wolfhausen family recipe and brewery
  • in the finale during the closing credits, the victorious team was enjoying some R&R in Amsterdam; Willie Nelson (as Himself) made a surprise appearance wandering in an alleyway, where he explained to the winning drinking team how he was competing in a super-secret international pot smoking competition ("Potfest") and that his partners Cheech & Chong had deserted him: "I was invited over here for this big, secret international, pot-smoking competition. And my teammates, Cheech and Chong chickened out on me. They wouldn't fly in my bio-diesel airplane, and the smoke-out's in 30 minutes and I don't wanna get disqualified. Now, you guys don't wanna be my teammates, do ya?"; and then he told them a joke: "Did you hear the one about the guy who told his son: 'Hey, if you don't quit masturbating, you're gonna go blind.' He said: 'Dad, I'm over here.'"
During Closing Credits: Willie Nelson (as Himself) - Inviting the Drinking Team to Join Him in a Pot-Smoking Competition

Pre-taped Video of Deceased Johann von Wolfhaus at His Funeral, With His Bobo Doll

Jan and Todd at Underground Competition - Beerfest

Boot Line Chug Competition at Beerfest - Drinking From Boot-Shaped Beer Stein

In Germany, Jan and Todd's Belligerent Distant Relatives

Barry Waking Up After a Drinking Binge

US Team Members

Great Gam Gam's Obese Assistant Cherry (Mo'Nique)

Great Gam Gam's Massage of a Phallic-Shaped Sausage

Drinking Team on 5-Man Tandem Bicycle

Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (Jürgen Prochnow) Tasting the Schnitzengiggle Beer

"Landfill's" Drowning in a Vat of Beer - Pushed in by Cherry

Fink's Eulogy for "Landfill"

Great Gam Gam's Revelation That Johan Was Her Son - the First-Born Wolfhaus

The Swedish Beerfest Drinking Team

Team USA Lined Up at Urinal During Beerfest

"Fink" as Team USA's Anchorman in "Winner Take All" Round

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Not to be confused with the animal rights documentary about the Animal Liberation Front, this Scott Glosserman-directed comedy horror/thriller contained one of the most gratuitous (self-admitted) nude scenes of all time. It was a clever hybrid documentary (along the lines of The Blair Witch Project (1999)) and horror slasher film about "heir apparent" fictional serial killer Leslie Vernon/Mancuso (Nathan Baesel) in the quiet and small town of Glen Echo in Maryland.

A male film crew (Doug Johnson (Ben Pace) and Todd Best (Britain Spellings)), led by aspiring grad student WUSA-TV intern/interviewer Taylor Gentry (Angela Goethals) with a unisex name, was allowed to follow Leslie to record a behind-the-scenes look (a film-within-a-film) at how he made extensive plans to stalk and kill his prey - for a "slasher night."

The story deconstructed each of the archetypes (e.g., "Survivor Girl" or "Ahab") and cliched conventions (innocent virgin armed with a Freudian-phallic weapon, slut, stoner, jock, etc.) of the contrived horror film sub-genre (with frequent references to three main horror/slasher icons whose masks brought death: Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Jason Voorhees, their methods and locales, ie., Camp Crystal Lake, Elm Street, Haddonfield, etc.).

Leslie explained how to prepare a murder scene, set up traps, and discussed the symbolism of various weapons. Retired psycho-serial killer Eugene (Scott Wilson) and sausage enthusiast served as Leslie's mentor. Kelly Curtis was selected as Leslie's primary target or "Survivor Girl" - a young, blond-haired, supposedly "virginal" woman who worked at a diner, and old librarian Mrs. Collinwood (Zelda Rubenstein) (named after the character in The Last House on the Left) was chosen as the "red herring" victim.

When Leslie's bearded ex-psychiatrist Doc Halloran (Robert Englund) (named after a character in The Shining (1980), but patterned after Donald Pleasence in the Halloween films) entered the picture as his pursuing male protagonist "Ahab," and Taylor tried to uncover Leslie's real hidden agenda, the film changed. Characters soon learned that they were actually Leslie's victims in the film's last third, or "slasher act" occurring at the long-abandoned Vernon farmhouse. The virginal Taylor finally realized that she had always been intended as Leslie's "Survivor Girl" - not Kelly, to face Leslie and kill him. Taylor succeeded in crushing Leslie's head with an apple crusher, then doused the barn with gasoline and set it ablaze. As surviving Taylor, Todd, and Doc watched the consuming fire, Todd asked: "What was he?" Doc responded: "Just a man. He was just a man."

During the end credits, footage from a security camera at the morgue showed the charred body of Leslie ominously sitting upwards on an autopsy slab table in front of a mortician - he had feigned death by slathering his body with a flame-retardant gel (Preparation H).

The one guilty pleasure scene was one in which blonde Lauren (Krissy Carlson with a body double) was making out, and allowed her zip-front top to be opened, and her teenaged boyfriend to massage her breasts. The voice-over dialogue commented:

"Oh, Leslie, don't you think that's a little gratuitous?"
"Now Taylor, who's telling the story?"

Lauren (Krissy Carlson)
(body double)

Black Book (2006, Netherlands) (aka Zwartboek)

Director/co-writer Paul Verhoeven's dramatic war-time thriller contained so much graphic nudity that it spurred an R-rating.

In flashback, it told about a Jewish singer named Rachel Stein (29 year-old Dutch actress Carice van Houten) who was able to seek revenge for the ambush-trap massacre of her family by vicious Nazi officer Gunther Franken (Waldemar Kobus).

She infiltrated into the Gestapo's WWII headquarters in Nazi-occupied Netherlands while involved with the Dutch Resistance movement. She changed her name to Ellis de Vries and disguised herself as a blonde to appear more German - even dying her pubic hair with blonde hair-dye in front of a full-length mirror.

"Ellis" orchestrated her meeting of Gestapo SS officer Ludwig Muntze (Sebastian Koch) on a train and in his office provided him with some stamps for his collection, and asked seductively: "If you see anything you like, you can take it." She became his mistress and slowly fell in love with him, although at one point when he suspiciously accused her of being Jewish, she defused his allegations by putting his hands on her breasts and then on her hips and asking twice, teasingly: "Are these Jewish?"

When he first viewed her blonde pubic hair, he complimented her, noting: "Also blonde. You're a perfectionist."

Painted Pubic Hair
"Are These Jewish?"

While taking a pee break down the hall after having sex with Muntze, her lusty, opportunistic, fun-loving compatriot Ronnie (Halina Reijn) showed off Ellis' breasts to her fat German sex partner Franken, bragging: "Now that's what I call healthy" but added: "Reserved for Hauptsturmfuhrer Muntze."

While sleeping with the enemy, "Ellis" gradually fell in love with Muntze, although he still questioned whether she was a spy or not - at one point, holding a gun on her under the sheet at crotch level, prompting her to smile and ask: "What have we got here?" When he held the gun barrel next to her nipple, she convinced him of her sincerity by informing on Franken's duplicity.

In the film's climax, a stripped Ellis/Rachel was whipped, disgraced and humiliated when a large bucket of human excrement was poured down onto her by the victorious resistance movement that thought she was a traitorous "Nazi bitch."

Rachel/Ellis & Ronnie

Rachel/Ellis (Carice van Houten)

Black Snake Moan (2006)

Writer/director Craig Brewer's dirty, visceral and raw Southern drama was about redemption and guilt. Its two main characters were:

  • Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson), a blues-playing, deeply-religious Tennessee farmer-gardener
  • Rae (Christina Ricci), a troubled, abused, wild, and sexually-loose white trashy woman with a bluebird (or sparrow) tattooed on her right breast

Lazarus was grieving from a recent breakup in his marriage, and took it upon himself to care for Rae.

Early in the film, Rae cheated on her absent boyfriend/fiancee Ronnie (pop star Justin Timberlake) who was away for military training. To cure her "itch," she found sex in a hotel room and then on a bluish-lit football field while wearing shoulder pads amidst used plastic drink cups. When the pads were removed, she said:

"Oh God, that feels so much better."

Lazarus found Rae bruised and abandoned by the side of the road.

He chained the scantily-clad female (wearing a ripped and cut-off T-shirt with a Confederate flag and shorts) to his radiator to keep her from straying and so he could save her from her promiscuous afflictions - and likewise save himself.

When a teenaged black errand boy appeared, she removed her loosely-cropped top to jump into his arms and seduce him.

Rae (Christina Ricci)

Chained to Radiator

Sex with Black Errand Boy

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

This faux documentary's centerpiece was the lengthy, nervously-funny sequence - the humorous precursor to the lengthy naked fight scene in Cronenberg's Eastern Promises (2007).

The title character - obtuse, ill-mannered, anti-Semitic Kazakhstan TV journalist Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen), jealously caught his own overweight and hairy producer-cinematographer Azamat Bagatov (Ken Davitian) masturbating over a picture of Baywatch's "goddess" Pamela Anderson. She was the lifeguard character C.J. (Borat was obsessed over traveling to Los Angeles to meet her). He shouted at his partner: "How dare you make hand-party over Pamela?", and they began to wrestle naked in their hotel room.

The Epic Naked Wrestling Match in Hotel Room

During their epic fight, their genitals were continually blocked out by black squares. After they ended up in an embarrassing '69' position (and Azamat threatened to crush his weight into Borat's face: "Eat my asshole!"), their struggle eventually left the hotel room when they entered the hallway and elevator (with other shocked guests).

They emerged into the lobby and ended on the stage of a mortgage brokers' annual banquet-seminar/convention.

Azamat Masturbating to Magazine

Wrestling Match Ended in Convention Room

The Break-Up (2006)

A lot of hype was generated over this PG-13 romantic comedy involving two main characters - a one-time ex-couple:

  • Gary (Vince Vaughn), a Chicago bus tour host
  • Brooke (38 year-old Jennifer Aniston), an art-gallery curator

The film was most noted for Brooke's (Jennifer Anniston) implied nudity scene in which she walked from their downtown condo's bedroom to the kitchen and back while naked to show off her newly-waxed genital area after a 'Telly Savalas' beauty treatment. Gary's (Vince Vaughn's) head and other objects purposely blocked the view or the shots were blurry.

A full-frontal topless shot emerged from the film that was first available from the French magazine Choc.

Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) Showing Herself Off to Gary


Bug (2006)

William Friedkin's intensely disturbing psychological thriller, based upon Tracy Letts's 2004 off-Broadway play, starred two characters - lost souls who became horrifically bonded in a rural motel apartment room:

  • Agnes White (Ashley Judd), from Oklahoma, an abused, coke-snorting wife and lesbian-bar cocktail waitress
  • Peter Evans (Michael Shannon), a psychologically-scarred and recently-discharged (AWOL) Gulf War veteran

During their first love-making, the artsy cinematography lingered on the saliva-thread of a kiss, and provided a large closeup of a sweaty female breast. After they made love in her bed, he believed that he was becoming infested with bugs (he claimed there were "rogue aphids" in his bloodstream, and egg sacs under his skin). To rid the problem, he bought cans of bug spray and hung bug strips in the room.

Eventually, he extracted what he thought were infested teeth from his mouth with a pair of pliers - he claimed the bugs were hiding behind his fillings. One of his fantasies was that a helicopter was hovering over the room, although it was just the ceiling fan. She was also crazed by the thought of her missing son Lloyd, who was last seen in a grocery store shopping cart a few years earlier. Sharing their delusions, they both became violently paranoid and mad in a frenzy of delusional thinking, believing that Peter was an experimental drone, and Agnes was the mother queen bug.

In the feverishly mad conclusion, they completely wrapped the blue-lit room (with hanging bug-zapping lanterns) in tin-foil - Peter ranted about how he was part of a government/military conspiracy that had implanted every human born after 1982 with a computer chip - a microchip that would cause some of the test subjects to become killer zombies, like Timothy McVeigh. They decided to douse the entire room, and their naked bodies, with gasoline to prevent the spread of infection.

In the erotic and violent climax, the two desperate souls reciprocally told each other: "I love you" and then struck a match to cause an engulfing inferno in the room.

Agnes White (Ashley Judd) with Peter (Michael Shannon)

Candy (2006, Australia)

Director Neil Armfield's debut film was this harrowing R-rated romantic drama, similar to the anti-drug Requiem for a Dream (2000) (although less flashy). It told about a love-story that quickly spun out of control, with the tagline:

"More is Never Enough."


The well-traversed tale was adapted from Australian author Luke Davies's aptly-titled Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction. The plot was divided into three predictable Biblical segments: Heaven, Earth, and Hell - a literal fall from Eden. A couple's relationship descended into a self-destructive life of drug addiction to heroin:

  • Ed (Heath Ledger in his first film since Brokeback Mountain (2005)), a part-time, bohemian life-styled poet and schemer
  • Candy (Abbie Cornish, a sweet and lovely artistic painter

In the first part of the film, the exuberant, lustful, and ecstatic love of the two carefree young lovers for each other was also fueled by their love of drugs. They found themselves borrowing and stealing money from relatives, pawning their possessions, and then they became more desperate and despairing.

[Geoffrey Rush co-starred as their enabler Casper, a hedonistic homosexual, gifted chemistry professor and fellow junkie who cooked up heroin for them in his lab.]

Their abusive lives, after taking a downward spiral, became more gritty, bleak and real in "Earth" when dirty blonde-haired Candy prostituted herself for drugs and rent money, and Ed tried scamming, identity theft and robbery. Candy experienced a still-born birth, and both went through agonizing suffering from withdrawal symptoms. The film's bittersweet ending revealed that their relationship was mostly based on their heroin addiction, and the two broke up.

Candy (Abbie Cornish)

Cashback (2006, UK)

The first feature film of writer/director Sean Willis was this low-budget British romantic comedy with lots of nudity (some criticized as gratuitous). It was based upon his own 2006 Oscar-nominated live-action short film from 2004.

It told about art student Ben Willis (Sean Biggerstaff) who suffered from intense insomnia and had recently broken up with his girlfriend Suzy (Michelle Ryan). He had an ability to freeze time (in his rich fantasy world) - which was put to good use when he took a job as a late-night clerk in a Sainsbury's supermarket:

"Within this frozen world, I'm able to walk freely and unnoticed... with the world on pause, it becomes very easy to understand the concept of beauty, to have it frozen in front of you, captured, unaware."

In a flashback, he explained how his "fascination with beauty" began when he was a young boy at six or seven and observed a pretty, unprudish, late-teenaged Swedish foreign student (model Hayley-Marie Coppin) in his home who walked naked from the shower up the stairs (in slow-motion) as he described it:

"I was exposed to the female form in a way I've never experienced. I felt fascination and wonder at the beauty of her nakedness and I wanted to freeze the world so that I could live in that moment for a week. I've never had a feeling of such completeness. To this day, I still think it is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen."

When she dropped her panties and he returned them ("You dropped these"), she stood there next to the opened door as he gazed at her beauty.

Frozen Girls in Sainsbury's - Poses
Keeley Hazell
Irene Bagach

He would undress pretty female market shoppers in frozen poses so that, unnoticed, he could observe them artistically as "still life" figures and then sketch their portraits, but return them to life by cracking his finger joints. The women who were erotically undressed were flawless, perfectly proportioned and fashion-magazine model-types (including Irene Bagach, Christine Fuller, and Keeley Hazell - a famous British Page 3 Girl and natural glamour model).

Also included in the film was a scene during check-out with a "Busty Customer" (Natalie Denning) who bought two suggestively-shaped shampoo bottles to be used as sex toys.

Also as a young boy, he described his first shocking view of a men's magazine (Hustler) with female nudes:

"The Swedish student was one thing, but this was completely different. The smiles on the girls' faces and the total lack of shyness about what they were showing the camera was so confusing for me. I had never seen the female part up close and in so much detail. I guess I imagined something neater like a smooth hole drilled into a piece of wood. The sort of hole where you might place a wooden peg, but the reality was much more sexually aggressive."

Shortly later, a neighbor girl named Natalie would show her privates for "50 p" a peek to all the neighborhood boys who lined up outside her garage. Also as a boy, he had a crush on pretty schoolmate Tanya Green and asked her to be his girlfriend. While in the store, he pursued a romantic connection with blonde checkout clerk Sharon (Emilia Fox) ("In her eyes, I could see the world").

"Swedish Student" (Hayley-Marie Coppin)

"Busty Customer" (Natalie Denning)

Casino Royale (2006, UK)

In stark contrast to the previous James Bond films, the "reboot" Casino Royale (2006) was sexually exploitative of the new James Bond (Daniel Craig), rather than of the archetypal "Bond Girls."

Bond revealed far more flesh than his fully-clothed female foils, including an obvious reference to Ursula Andress' entrance in Dr. No (1962), with Bond emerging from Bahama's waters in skimpy bikini briefs while ogled by women.

There was also the infamous sexual torture and questioning scene in which villain Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) strapped Bond naked to an open-bottomed cane chair and swung a heavy, knotted rope to strike Bond's testicles, in order to extract a password to a bank account to retrieve millions of funds after he had lost a high-stakes poker game. Bond defiantly taunted Le Chiffre while in excruciating pain:

"I've got a little itch, down there. Would you mind?...No! No! No! No! No! To the right. To the right! To the right!...Aargh! Yeah! Ahh! Ahh! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes...! Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls!"

James Bond (Daniel Craig)

Infamous Bond Testicle Torture Scene

Crank (2006)

Gratuitous nudity was prominent in this foul-mouthed R-rated action-thriller from the directing duo of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. [Note: The film's action-thriller sequel was Crank: High Voltage (2009) (aka Crank 2).]

In one memorable scene, poison-injected professional hitman Chev Chelios (Jason Stratham) proposed making love to his astonished and initially-resistant girlfriend Eve Lydon (Amy Smart) on the pavement of a crowded Chinatown street in Los Angeles (in front of a crowd of onlookers), in order to keep his heart pumping ("Save my life!").

She finally assented encouragingly:

"Take me right here in front of everyone...Come on, get it up!"

He forcibly placed her over a newspaper vending machine and took her from behind while crying "I'm alive!" Their sexual encounter was broken off when he received a phone call, alerting him to the whereabouts of his rival.

In another high-speed car chase sequence, Eve delivered oral sex (off-screen) to Chev as he was driving and combating rivals, to keep him revived.

Eve Lydon (Amy Smart)

Oral Sex During High-Speed Chase

Destricted (2006)

This explicit portmanteau film was composed of a patchwork of seven different short erotic arthouse films (of varying lengths and video/film formats) about pornography and how sex is represented.

It included the works of directors Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Marco Brambilla, Larry Clark, Gaspar Noe, Richard Prince, and Sam Taylor-Wood. The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Segments included:

  • Abramovic's Balkan Erotic Epic - a contemporary look at strange, ancient Balkan erotic practices - pagan rites and sexual rituals, such as women massaging their breasts, and naked men masturbating into the earth
  • Brambilla's Sync - an assaultive, blurred, fast-moving 3 minute collection of sexual scenes and 'money shot' clips from mainstream and adult porn, accompanied by a rapid snare drum beat
  • Clark's Impaled - including audition-interviews with prospective males to appear in a short sex film with a porn actress of their choice
  • Taylor-Wood's Death Valley - a single-take depiction of a man struggling to pleasure himself in the arid locale
  • Prince's House Call - a reinterpretation-reshooting of a 70s pornographic film of sex acts - very explicit
  • Barney's Hoist - about a man masturbating while strapped under a fifty-ton deforestation vehicle with a rotating lubricated drive shaft
  • Noé 's We F--k Alone - a hallucinatory fantasy segment with strobe lighting and a pounding soundtrack combining sex and violence that involved a young man with an inflatable doll masturbating to a TV sex scene (a woman pleasuring herself with a giant teddy bear)
We F--k Alone

Balkan Erotic Epic


Death Valley

House Call


The Exterminating Angels (2006, Fr.) (aka Les Anges Exterminateurs)

Director/writer auteur Jean-Claude Brisseau's hard-core, titillating, quasi-confessional erotic tale (titled as homage to Luis Bunuel's film The Exterminating Angel (1962, Mex.)) came about as a result of the sexual harrassment suits brought against him by actresses after his earlier arthouse film Secret Things (2002, Fr.) (aka Choses Secretes). The film featured no male genitals, penetration, or close-up shots, although it had a steamy collection of semi hard-core sex scenes throughout.

In this film, aging, 60-ish writer/director François (Frédéric Van Den Driessche) was given a cautionary warning by his grandmother's spirit in the film's opening: "You have to watch out for yourself. You have always been too curious, but this time you might set off the infernal machine," before he was visited repeatedly by two mysterious, renegade "fallen angels" (Rapha Godin and Margaret Zenou) in tight black tank tops who whispered asides to him and directed his fate.

During a private filmed audition in a Parisian hotel bedroom, one of the director's actresses Virginie (Virginie Legeay) confessed that she had a real orgasm when she simulated masturbation for him during a screen test for a thriller - it was her first ("I never had an orgasm until today...Rubbing myself in front of you was already an exciting taboo...and it was all very exciting, a learning experience, a bit like a revelation about my forbidden self").

Auditions/Video Screen Tests of Various Actresses

Virginie (Virginie Legeay)

Julie (Lise Bellynck)

Julie (Lise Bellynck)

Julie (Lise Bellynck)

This confession prompted the director to make an experimental film a few years later, to explore further into "female pleasure and transgressing taboos" and the dynamics of sexual power plays and politics. The director's goal was to voyeuristically capture a look of uninhibited pleasure as female actresses abandoned themselves in orgasm.

He then auditioned others in video tests willing to arouse themselves on camera (without a male partner, but possibly to include lesbian sex) "to test an actresses' sensuality," but many refused to do a nude scene, although tall blonde Julie (Lise Bellynck) accommodated him.

In a crowded restaurant scene, neurotic 21 year-old brunette Charlotte (Maroussia Dubreuil) proposed a "game" and touched herself under the table as waiflike waitress Stéphanie (Marie Allan) watched and became visibly excited, and Julie joined them at the table and also participated ("This is a terrific moment").

The scene moved from there to the hotel next door, where the two females mutually pleasured themselves as François viewed them. Afterwards, Charlotte flippantly said after the hot screen test: "We work and come at the same time. Life should always be like this. I never felt pleasure like this."

François discovered that sex with his astonished wife (Sophie Bonnet) was enlivened by his erotic tests with the two women ("After which you f--ked me like you haven't f--ked me in ages"). However, she prophetically warned him:

"Listen to me. These girls are prepared to say what you want to hear and betray you if you don't cast them. Even if they are good, find others. They might suddenly back out on a whim or out of emotional blackmail or because of a jealous guy. Protect yourself, my friend. I sense you're in danger, and so am I."

Afterwards, the waitress Stéphanie also auditioned, telling him beforehand about her ultimate fantasy and proposing to participate in his screen test in a hotel room: "I see myself making love to three men, maybe even five...Six in a bedroom, me in the middle, if possible blindfolded...Allow me to live out my dreams." After she stripped, she told him as she masturbated herself: "I love to masturbate for you. I love you watching me. Film me" and then encouraged the other two girls, Charlotte and Julie, who arrived to join her for a very sensual, lesbian love-making threesome. Again, his wife rightfully cautioned: "You're headed for a brick wall and you don't know it. With me, as well."

The film went in a downward spiral on the set when Charlotte became mad and screamed: "I'm the devil's beloved," and Stéphanie accused him of using them during the film's tests. After the two actresses were fired, he found replacements for them for filming, and when filming wrapped, Julie disappeared. François narrated in voice-over:

"The film was an unexpected success, but I still hadn't found answers to my questions. Why does sex lead to such violence and hypocrisy over matters that are no more than a tempest in a teapot? And then, as Celine said to me, what is truth? In fact, I was probably chasing the wind."

He was arrested "on charges of harassing Charlotte and Stéphanie...the absurdity of it all." He also found himself abandoned by his wife for betraying him, and then during a chance encounter with Julie, she told him about her intense love for him during the filming: "It was powerful, deep...you set off such intense, deep things. That's why it all ended badly."

Inevitably, he was physically attacked by black-hooded thugs (protectors of Stéphanie?) wielding a baseball bat who severely injured him for life (incapacitating him and forcing him to exist in a wheelchair), as his departed grandmother had foreseen.

"Fallen Angels" (Rapha Godin and Margaret Zenou)

Charlotte (Maroussia Dubreuil) and Julie

Charlotte and Julie

Stephanie (Marie Allan)

Threesome: Stéphanie, Charlotte, and Julie

Factory Girl (2006)

Director George Hickenlooper's R-rated biopic portrayed the life of iconic Andy Warhol's pop diva Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) in the 1960s. Rather than a true documentary, this film was conceived as a full-fledged drama, poorly paced. The real-life story of Edie, Warhol's superstar 'Factory Girl', was indeed brief and tragic.

The off-screen personal life of Sienna Miller seen in the tabloids (her on/off relationship with Jude Law) was somewhat mirrored in the film.

The screenplay by Captain Mauzner was often overacted and overloaded with shifting film stock (grainy b/w and color), split-screens, in-camera views, voice-overs and flashbacks, jerky and blurry hand-held images, other stylistic features, and a rock music soundtrack. The impressionistic film also featured a few cameos (i.e., Jimmy Fallon, Mena Suvari, Mary-Kate Olsen). It was notable that Bob Dylan threatened to sue the film-makers for the unflattering portrayal of himself, and its veiled insinuation that he was responsible for Sedgwick's death.

The cautionary psychodrama opened with a title card, a quote from Warhol:

"One person in the '60s fascinated me more than anybody I had ever known. The fascination I experienced was probably very close to a certain kind of love."

The film was book-ended and interleaved with Sedgwick reflecting on her past, in voice-over, while she was in rehab at the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California (her birthplace) in 1970. She explained how a palm reader froze during her analysis, realizing that her lifeline was broken. Edie admitted: "I know I won't live past 30." Some background on Edie's life before her Warhol days was revealed:

  • she was born to a wealthy and socially prominent WASP family (with "old money") as a young and beautiful heiress
  • although her family had an impressive heritage, it was plagued with a dark past (mental instability, incest and suicide); without having to work, she lived off her trust fund but was in danger of going bankrupt (Warhol failed to pay her as an actress, while she was paying the tab for parties on the town)
  • her father Fuzzy (James Naughton), with a history of abusing Edie since she was 8 years old, placed her in a mental institution to be tranquilized after she saw him cheating with another woman and refused to be quiet about it
  • she studied at the Art School in Cambridge, Mass. before moving to NYC in 1964
  • two of her seven sibling brothers (including suicidal homosexual Minty who hanged himself) had died young

In the Manhattan social scene in early 1965, the gamine-featured, self-absorbed, chain-smoking socialite and hedonistic party girl with a quirky personality became acquainted with famed pop artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce), portrayed as a one-dimensional, emotionally-detached character. [Her father Fuzzy called Warhol a "full-blown queer."] She became a bohemian regular at Warhol's loft studio named The Factory with other Warholites. With him, the glamorous Edie made the rounds of parties and gallery openings and boosted his fame.

During her first introduction to the Factory, she met topless drug user Brigid Polk (Tara Summers) and her male companion Ondine. She was working on an entire book with drawings of cocks - Ondine offered a sketch of his own cock. Other expressive, individualistic, non-conformist and odd characters ("fringe elements") included gay men, bisexuals, drag queens, drug addicts, hustlers, and various groupies. Her Factory associates urged her to begin experimentation with drugs (via needles).

She collaborated with Warhol on several of his crudely-made underground movies, including "Horse," "Vinyl" and a starring role in "Beauty Number Two." She became the "Queen of Underground Cinema." When they first met, Warhol had told her: "Just be yourself" to which she laughingly quipped: "Well, which one?"

And then about 40 minutes into the film, she met folk rock poet, harmonica-playing singer/songwriter Billy Quinn (Hayden Christensen), aka The Musician (a character based on Bob Dylan, or possibly on Dylan's friend Bob Neuwirth). This created a conflicted and confused love triangle. Quinn and Edie were briefly romantically involved - in the first of their two love-making scenes, in front of a crackling fireplace, it was rumored that the two hip-locked, thrusting performers (Christensen and Miller) had unsimulated sexual intercourse.

Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) and Billy Quinn (Hayden Christensen) in Front of Fireplace

Truth-telling, contemptuous Quinn told her that despite her glamorous lifestyle, fame and fortune, her heart was empty with Warhol: "Got the whole world on a string, don't you? But inside there, well, it's as empty as your friend's soup can." He was convinced that Andy was a bad influence:

"Your friend is a bloodsucker, you know that? You're his prop. OK? You're disposable to him. Man, you should f--king hate him. He'll f--king kill you...You're so scared of losing everything that doesn't mean anything."

They separated over their different views of Warhol (and soon afterwards, the folk singer married an upstate woman named Tricia Barry). Edie recalled her breakup with Quinn: "It was the biggest mistake of my life. He was the first and the last person that I ever loved like that...When he and I were together, it felt perfect."

Things went from bad to worse in the predictable self-destructive melodrama, as Edie lost everything in a downward spiral of depression, regret, and overspending. She resorted to promiscuity (to pay for her rampant drug addiction), and allowed herself to be filmed naked and taken advantage of, in exchange for drugs. Warhol coldly replaced Edie with another blonde superstar named Ingrid (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and ignored Edie's phone calls - their relationship deteriorated, capped off when she accused Warhol of ruining her life and career at a luncheon. She almost perished in a fire due to a drug-induced stupor, and was treated for first degree burns at Lenox Hospital.

Afterwards, while staying in an apartment at the Chelsea Hotel, she phoned fashion designer and editor Diana Vreeland (Illeana Douglas), who told her bluntly that her reputation as a "vulgar" drug user lost her a modeling contract: "We're afraid we can't sign you right now, darling...The board feels, they feel Andy Warhol's mise-en-scene - it's become too seedy. The drugs, darling, the riff-raff. The patina is damaged. They think you've become vulgar."

The film fast-forwarded to her last days, when she was hospitalized and receiving therapy in Santa Barbara (her home), and thinking back about her past bad decision making, and claiming that she could overcome her addiction: "I'm not saying that anyone else is responsible. I made decisions, life decisions that I regret. But I really feel like I can do this. I can stay off the drugs and I realize that it will be a battle every day, but so far so good, right? But I'm home. Santa Barbara is my home."

The closing caption explained the last few years of her life in 1968, when in Santa Barbara, she struggled to control her drug dependency. She was released from Cottage Hospital for the last time in the summer of 1970. A year later, she married a fellow patient (Michael Post), which ended in less than four months that fall when she died of an accidental drug overdose. She was 28 years old in 1971 when she died.

An interview with the real Andy Warhol in November of 1971 included his detached reaction to her death:

"I just think people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. I mean, uh, it's too hard to care. I mean, you know, I still care, but it would just be so much nicer not to care. It's just easier being detached...Oh, what about Edie? I haven't seen her in years....Well, it wasn't a breakup. I mean, that makes it sound like we were, I mean, this is gonna be really hard if we have to - if, you know, it was just so long ago. I mean, I hardly knew her at all."

During the closing credits, Edie's brother Jonathan, author George Plimpton and other acquaintances reminisced about her character.

Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce)

Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller)

Brigid Polk (Tara Summers)

Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller)

Edie with Billy Quinn (Hayden Christensen)

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1940-44 | 1945-49 | 1950-54 | 1955-56 | 1957-59 | 1960-61 | 1962-63 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969

1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985-1 | 1985-2 | 1986-1 | 1986-2 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992-1 | 1992-2 | 1993 | 1994-1 | 1994-2 | 1995-1 | 1995-2 | 1996-1 | 1996-2 | 1997-1 | 1997-2 | 1998-1 | 1998-2 | 1999-1 | 1999-2
2000-1 | 2000-2 | 2001-1 | 2001-2 | 2002-1 | 2002-2 | 2003-1 | 2003-2 | 2004-1 | 2004-2 | 2005-1 | 2005-2 | 2006-1 | 2006-2
2007-1 | 2007-2 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

Index to All Decades, Years and Features

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