The pair fondle each other's genitals, masturbate, there is a footjob in the tub, there is vibrator action, penetrative vaginal sex as well as fellatio and cunnilingus.
Matt wears a condom in the vagina penetration scene but he has the distinction of being the first man in a mainstream British film to be shown ejaculating. What I did not expect was the tenderness with which those scenes were directed and played out.
In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and a British glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters.
First and foremost, yes, there is a lot of explicit sex and it is as explicit, but fortunately not nearly as unrelenting, as many pornographic films.
Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.
People comparing Baise-Moi to Thelma and Louise and finding it wanting by comparison are missing the point.
They had a sincerity and depth of feeling that is rarely if ever seen in pornos, and whilst I know the actors are only doing their job and were not a couple in real life at the time, both seem completely at ease with the raw intimacy involved and even display significant on-screen chemistry.
However, the emphasis is on the character watching the film and the briefly seen sex illustrates the character's sexual obsession, rather than being the focus of the scene. A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's unwatchable . This film is as much about words and ideology as the imagery is about fragility, beauty and censorship.
At Any Price, a US drama about the relationship between a father and his rebellious son, has a scene in which a young woman looks through a pornographic magazine and reveals a bare-breasted woman engaged in oral sex.
The explicit sexual imagery is brief and isolated and in the context of a dramatic work where the intention is neither sexual arousal nor stimulation. Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence.
And so the sex (despite it being so truly believable that at times I almost thought I was watching myself! Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro).
The drama spans from 1900 to about 1945, and focuses mainly on the rise of Fascism and the peasants' eventual reaction by supporting Communism, and how these events shape the destinies of the two main characters.