Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sex scenes vanish and special effects are in for box office potential!

Hollywood filmmakers are abandoning sex scenes in favor of dazzling special effects, film industry analysts have claimed. The last time a film with an extended raunchy set piece topped the US box office yearly chart
was in 1997, when Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio made love in a car in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’. It is thought that including adult material could prevent films achieving a familyfriendly certificate, restricting a film’s audience and box office potential.

Vincent Bruzzese, president of the film division of market research company Ipsos, told the Sunday Times: “Sex scenes used to be written, no matter what the plot, to spice up a trailer. But all that does today is get a film an adult-only rating and lose a younger audience.”

In this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards, ‘Django Unchained’ caused controversy with its violence and language, while ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ came under fire for its depiction of torture.  But there were no explicit sex scenes, even in Silver Linings Playbook, in which Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence plays a sex addict.

Courtesy: TOI, Chennai


  1. Hollyweird is under fire right now for all their violent films. With all the shootings here people are pointing their fingers at the movie industry to tone it down. They are claiming they are just entertainers. Hollyweird.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. We don't have a cinema near here anyway.....
    Have a good week.