Top 10 most realistic sex scenes of the year

What makes a sex scene great — at least in our opinion — is when there is some genuine realism in it: maybe heads get bonked or tears are shed or body parts fail or giggles erupt. Call it skinéma vérité. Anyway, we hear there is some big, film awards show coming up this weekend, so we decided to honor a few of our favorite, most realistic sex scenes of the past year. These clips are the real deal, so use protection!


No, not the Dirty Dancing homage. And not the softly-lit bedroom scene between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, where you can see him give up his playa ways and fall in love literally over-night.

What we like is Steve Carell’s honest dirty talk to Marisa Tomei after he takes her back to his apartment. Because even though her character is kind of insultingly pathetic, we love the high they both get from his rampant honesty — “I’ve only had sex with one woman, in my entire life”; “So this is my crappy apartment that I had to move into after my wife left me”; and, best of all, “I want to show you off to my ex wife and make her really jealous.”

She tells him it’s all so hot — and we have no trouble believing her.

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