Top 10 Laugh Out Loud Sex Scenes
Funny sex scenes are often our favorite kind. Ironically, they tend to portray much more realistic sex than their serious, sultry counterparts—in funny sex scenes, you get weirdness, kink, awkwardness, jealousy, fantasy—oh yeah, and condoms. Below are ten times we laughed out loud while watching people roll around on the sheets.
1. A Fish Called Wanda
Jamie Lee Curtis is Wanda, a cross-dresser with a serious foreign language fetish. Her boyfriend Otto, played by Kevin Kline, seduces her with a string of Italian words and songs—including, as he places her black lace stocking over his face, a cry of “Benito Mussolini!” He takes breaks to sniff his own armpits and breathe in the scent of one of her knee-high boots. No wonder Kline won the Oscar for this movie—his O-face alone is worth a golden statue.
2. American Psycho
Funny sex isn’t limited to comedies—take the macabre movie American Psycho. Christian Bale, as Patrick Bateman, hosts two prostitutes and explains to them the genius of Phil Collins. “I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, rather than as a solo artist,” he tells them, and the tone of his voice lets them know they shouldn’t even think about disagreeing. “And I stress the word artist. This is ‘Sussudio.’ Great, great song.” Bale then proceeds to have sex with the two women while vamping in the mirror: he points at himself, winks, flexes his muscles, and runs his hand through his hair like Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey. It’s not exactly slapstick, but the dark humor is a welcome relief in this bleak tale.
Leave it to Ron Burgundy to come up with one of the best pick up lines ever, “What if, just for tonight, we weren’t coworkers, but co-people?”. From the romance novel pillow talk (“I’m storming your castle on my stead, milady,” to the one of the best animated sequences ever, this trip to Pleasure Town is one worth taking.
Howard Cosell joins a newlywed couple in their hotel room—complete with a cheering crowd—to give a live, on-the-spot telecast of their honeymoon night. It’s all done in the style of a boxing match, with a starting bell and the husband making his entrance with a white towel around his neck. Cosell gives running commentary as the marriage is consummated under a shiny peach blanket, then climbs into bed with the couple for the post-coital interviews. Our favorite Cosell commentary? “He’s wearing a green corduroy suit.”
We’re used to see Jon Hamm as the sexy, smooth Don Draper, so it’s even funnier when he shows up as the self-involved, clueless-in-the-sack Ted in Bridesmaids. As Kristen Wiig’s Annie says as she’s jack-hammered and waving her legs in the air, “I think maybe we’re on different rhythms here.” Ya think? But you can’t not laugh at Ted’s ridiculous faces and Annie’s desperate attempts to turn things around.
6. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask
Woody Allen is hilarious as a neurotic sperm who fears he may be headed for a pointless end in a condom or worse. “What if he’s masturbating, I might wind up on the ceiling. What if it’s a homosexual encounter?” Our favorite moment, though, is when a priest is dragged into mission control during a flagging erection crisis and accused of “tampering with the machinery in the cerebral cortex, turning up the guilt reflex.”
7. Office Space
Oh Bill Lumbergh, how we love you and your TPS reports. We’re going to have go ahead and say that our favorite Lumbergh moment is when Peter (Ron Livingston) has a nightmare about Lumbergh (Gary Cole) having sex with Peter’s girlfriend. Mmm-kay? Nightmare-Lumbergh is oiled up, mid-coitus, and says, “You can just go ahead and move a little bit to the left.” He stops to take a sip from his coffee mug and adds, “Yeah, that’s it.”
8. Shoot ‘Em Up
Funny sex isn’t always intentional. At least, we’re assuming we weren’t meant to laugh when Clive Owen’s character is interrupted mid-sex by a gang of men with guns and never once removes his penis from his partner’s vagina, despite dodging bullets and slaying multiple attackers. He rolls off the bed, spins across the floor, bounces off objects and, for the finale, pushes her against the wall for her orgasmic climax. Now that’s what we would call action.
9. Skin Deep
Why is it only in comedies that characters actually deal with condoms? In this classic scene, a philandering woman offers her lover (John Ritter) one of her partner’s condoms, and it turns out to be glow-in-the-dark blue. When Rick, the man of the house, returns, the lover jumps into a closet while Rick dons a red glow-in-the-dark condom as a sexy surprise… but the real surprise is when he finds the lover in the closet. Man fighting ensues. Oh, did we mention the lights are out? Which means the entire scene plays out via two bobbing, erect, disembodied, condom-clad penises.
10. The Meaning of Life
This Monty Python movie features the weirdest sex-ed lesson in the history of cinema: A Catholic school teacher, played by John Cleese, asks his male students how to get the “vaginal juices” flowing. Rubbing the clitoris, sir?” asks one boy. Cleese’s character responds, “What’s wrong with a kiss, boy? Hmm? Why not start her off with a nice kiss? You don’t have to go leaping straight for the clitoris like a bull at a gate.” He discusses other methods, from stroking thighs to nibbling earlobes. In case of performance anxiety, he suggests: “Tonguing will give you the best idea of how the juices are coming along.”
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